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Can pelvic floor muscles get weak and make constipation ?

Can pelvic floor muscles get weak and make constipation ?

Defacography: Is a study of how your rectum and pelvic muscles work when you poop. Can be done with mri. This will help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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So can extremely short and TfL musclescause glutes to become weak and piraformis muscles to become tigh tand a pelvic tilt and sway back?

So can extremely short and TfL musclescause glutes to become weak and piraformis muscles to become tigh tand a pelvic tilt and sway back?

Maybe: Pelvic tilting, along with flexing and extending the spine, and rotation of the trunk are complex maneuvers that involve muscles of the lower extremity, abdominal wall, and back/spine. Best to see a physical therapist or athletic trainer to find out more about your issues, and potential solutions. ...Read more

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What causes pelvic muscles to get weak?

What causes pelvic muscles to get weak?

Proximal weakness: Proximal muscle weakness caused mostly by muscle disorder rather than neuropathy, myopathy or muscular dystrophy presented with weakness of the pelvic muscles and leads to difficult walking, inability to stand up from sitting position without using the leg distal muscles, an examination by the neurologist and EMG or muscle biopsy may be needed for daignosis. ...Read more

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Dx with pelvic floor dysfunction (muscles in spasm) are physio exercises concentrating on the core/abdo muscles going to make PFD worse?

Dx with pelvic floor dysfunction (muscles in spasm) are physio  exercises concentrating on the core/abdo muscles going to make PFD worse?

NO: strenghten pelvic floor and PC muscles with Kegal maneuvers, pelvic thrusts and abdominal bridging and planking exercises. PT will work. Strenghtening gluteal and pelvic floor muscles. Ask you GYN about the use of pelvic/vaginal weights. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

Speak to your : Obgyn about this and look into physical therapy. There are physical therapists who specialize in working with patients to strengthen pelvic muscles in order to better cope with back and pelvic pain. You have to be motivated and committed though. Your obgyn can be helpful in this pursuit. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to strengthen pelvic floor muscles compared to building other muscles? How can I speed it up? Can weak pfm cause hemorrhoids?

Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele , uterine prolapse, etc not totally voluntary muscles, exercises will help but can not cure existing damage, in direct relation to cause of hemorrhoids females are more effected. ...Read more

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I've already seen a urologist for urinary I continence, but can pelvic floor exercises strengthen my pelvis or bladder to make things normal again?

I've already seen a urologist for urinary I continence, but can pelvic floor exercises strengthen my pelvis or bladder to make things normal again?

They can help.: Pelvic floor exercises, specifically Kegel exercises can definitely help many causes of urinary incontinence, though making things "normal" again depends on the cause and severity of your incontinence. Please check out these links to learn more: http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/kegel-exercises-topic-overview http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-2004 ...Read more

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Is cycling a good excersice to strengthen uterus and pelvic floor muscles ?

Yes: Cycling is a great exercise. You should do kegel exercises as well to exercise your pelvic muscles. There is no exercise I am aware of that can strengthen your uterus. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed baclofen for back pain. I also have sphincter, pelvic floor weakness. Will it be beneficial for pelvic floor also or bad?

Doc prescribed baclofen for back pain. I also have sphincter, pelvic floor weakness. Will it be beneficial for pelvic floor also or bad?

Baclofen: Baclofen can cause muscle weakness so you could experience weakening of the pelvic floor muscles as well. Speak with your doctor regarding other treatments and let then know your other symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Born with spina bifida so my pelvic muscles are by nature not very strong. Any ways I can improve and get a strong pelvic muscle ?

Born with spina bifida so my pelvic muscles are by nature not very strong. Any ways I can improve and get a strong pelvic muscle ?

Yes there are: What level is your spinal cord defect?. You likely have functional imbalances and perhaps contractures as well in legs, knees, or feet. Those need to be worked on. Then, strengthening of pelvic girdle, back, and legs using standard routines, aquatherapy, etc. Aren't there spina bifida organizations in your area? Weight management key too. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

Acquired, congenital: hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will pelvic floor pt help with vaginismus and anal sphincter tone? Do they have to touch the area? Does it hurt?

Will pelvic floor pt  help with vaginismus and anal sphincter tone? Do they have to touch the area? Does it hurt?

Helps alot: Pelvic floor therapy can be very helpful for many people with these problems. Yes they have to touch the area. No it is not painful. We use this treatment option in our office a lot with great results. ...Read more

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How can I build muscle energy? My muscles are weak, often I have knots, I'm fatigued easily. I'm still young and have lots to do and see.

Muscle fatigue : See a neurologist to find out why you have this muscle fatigue and knots . If all is clear after testing and blood work , start working out with a personal trainer to learn how to work your muscles the correct way . Take care . ...Read more

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How do you know ur doing kegels right and they are working to strengthen pelvic floor and tighten vagina i want always be stronger and tighter vagina?

How do you know ur doing kegels right and they are working to strengthen pelvic floor and tighten vagina i want always be stronger and tighter vagina?

Kagel: That is a good question and a difficult one to answer without direct observation. A physical therapist might be able to help you identify the right muscles to contract. In the sitting position try to thing you are voiding and contract the muscles that you use to stop urination. You will feel a slight rising of your body and contraction of your anus. ...Read more

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Can multiple lumbar radiculopathy cause leg muscles to feel fatigued quickly with walking that leads to mild cramping feeling sometimes?

Can multiple lumbar radiculopathy cause leg muscles to feel fatigued quickly with walking that leads to mild cramping feeling sometimes?

Yes: Yes, it is one of several potential causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more