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Is there a way to solve male (31yo) bladder neck dyssynergia without cutting the sphincter?

Is there a way to solve male (31yo) bladder neck dyssynergia without  cutting the sphincter?

See Urologist: If you are asking about inability to empty bladder completely or have incontinence, than you should see a urologist who can test your bladder's functiong. And decide on the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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Fundoplication in 1986, having some issues lately, told by specialist my cardiac sphincter is not opening like it should, but not to worry about it ?

Fundoplication in 1986, having some issues lately, told by specialist my cardiac sphincter is not opening like it should, but not to worry about it ?

Indigestion?: They likely meant esophageal sphincter, not cardiac. I am not sure what issues you are having, if it's indigestion then I recommend modifying your diet to less acidic foods, decreasing the amount of food you consume, adding in some antacids and consuming foods which will move through your intestines faster rather than binding foods such as meats and starches. ...Read more

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What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

Anal fissure: Usually it is due to an anal fissure, aka; cut. Stool softener and warm bath usually improves in 1-2 weeks. And it is the anal sphincter ...Read more

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Can a torn pupil sphincter be repaired?

Can a torn pupil sphincter be repaired?

Yes: An eye md evaluation can best elucidate the nature of the injury and wether the risk for repair is outweighed by the benefits. There may also be other concurrent problems with your eye from the initial injury that need to be considered. A torn iris sphincter may be sutured. ...Read more

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I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

Proctalgia fugax: Is a conditon that effects many americans. It is episodic anal pain, and its cause is unknown. It is a benign condition, usually the spasm is of short duration. I've found that reducing caffeine in some people is helpful. ...Read more

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Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

No, but can be part: Your sphincter can be contracted during kegel exercises, but kegel exercises also include contracting gluteal (buttock) muscles plus thrusting the pelvis forwards. ...Read more

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What will happen to me if I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction, will I have to have surgery?

What will happen to me if I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction,  will I have to have surgery?

Possibly: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is a difficult to diagnose condition usually made by a gastroenterologist. Generally it is caused by spasms or stenosis of your gallbladder sphincter and may be treated with antispasomodic medications. Sometimes a diet low in fat/cholesterol helps. Minimally invasive surgery sometimes cures this condition. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.

Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.

ERCP ?: When symptoms are severe, the main treatment is to perform an ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). ERCP is a procedure for the examination or treatment of the bile duct and pancreatic duct. The procedure carries a risk of serious complications and is done under sedation by experts trained in the technique. It combines the use of x-rays and an endoscope. Manometry can help also ...Read more

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How does the urinary sphincter work exactly?

How does the urinary sphincter work exactly?

A muscle contraction: When muscles contract they shorten. In the sphincter, the muscles are laid in a circular fashion around the opening that passes urine at the base of the baldder. When they contract, they shorten, thereby tightening the opening in the middle and shutting flow. The sphincter is under the control of both voluntary and involuntary nervous systems. That explains incontinence when someone is very scared. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve sphincter of odi spasms?

What can be done to relieve sphincter of odi spasms?

Antispasmodics or : Surgical interventions may help. Your dr can adjust the dose of your meds or add a stronger meds/ narcotics. Take care! http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction.Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to diagnose sphincter of oddi?

What is the best procedure to diagnose sphincter of oddi?

Gold standard is: ERCP(endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) with manometry(pressure measures) of the sphincter itself is ideal but a very technically difficult study to do that not every gastroenterologist can/will do. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

What are the common symptoms of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

Colic: The most common symptoms for sphincter of oddi dysfunction is biliary colic - usually episodes of right upper belly pain which come and go. This condition is almost always diagnosed after the gallbladder has been removed. You will need to see a gastroenterologist who specializes in this area for a true diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of SOD(Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction)?

What are the warning signs of SOD(Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction)?

Biliary dyskinesia: Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck, & abnormal propagation of phasic waves. Response to sphincterotomy is predicted by associated abnormalities in serum liver functions as well as manometry findings.Pain alone may not so respond. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

What are the complications involving sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

SOD: ...Is a potential cause of chronic abdominal pain and pancreatitis. It can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have been told you have SOD and are having chronic symptoms, consider a second opinion at a regional center that specializes in this field. Indiana university in Indianapolis or the mayo clinic may be reasonable choices in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if i cut my sphincter! how do I need to help it heal and stop the bleeding?

What to do if i cut my sphincter! how do I need to help it heal and stop the bleeding?

SImple means: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Minimze trauma to the area (stool softeners) and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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What is the sphincter muscle?

What is the sphincter muscle?

Control of function: The sphincters are band of muscles around a lot of hollow organs controlling opening and closing around urethra, anus, mouth, eosophagus, stomac. ...Read more