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Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Happens off and on: Many people have had muscle spasms in their colons. It's the painful crampy feeling during strong bowel movements with diarrhea, use of laxatives during constipation, or cramps during irritable bowel syndrome. The muscles in the colon are supposed to move gently and rhythmically, to move the stool through at a normal pace. When spasms occur, there will be crampy pains. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Colon muscle spasms (Tip)

Bite on something about 1/2" thick with firm pressure for 10 min to release muscle spasm in jaw. ...See more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Happens off and on: Many people have had muscle spasms in their colons. It's the painful crampy feeling during strong bowel movements with diarrhea, use of laxatives during constipation, or cramps during irritable bowel syndrome. The muscles in the colon are supposed to move gently and rhythmically, to move the stool through at a normal pace. When spasms occur, there will be crampy pains. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms anal. Had sphincterotomy and botox. Colon Rectal surgeon can't figure out what to do. Insurance declined mri. I need help. Over a year. ?

Muscle spasms anal. Had sphincterotomy and botox. Colon Rectal surgeon can't figure out what to do. Insurance declined mri. I need help. Over a year. ?

Interventional Pain: Have your PCM give you a consult to an Interventional Pain Physician who can offer you either sacral or spinal column stimulation. I would HIGHLY recommend you seek someone who specializes in pelvic pain as there are NOT that many who do. I do so, however, I'm in southern california these days (I used to be in the Tidewater Area). :( ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Colon muscle spasms (Tip)

Botox can be an effective treatment for pain relief and muscle relaxation. ...See more

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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse.  Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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Dr. Dave Burns Dr. Burns
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Colon muscle spasms (Tip)

I have my client go to physical therapists/chiropractors/massage therapists to help with muscle pain. ...See more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you if you do or not based on your symptoms, examination and MRI exam etc . So consult your neurologist about ms and you. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed ?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed ?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Colon muscle spasms (Tip)

Myth: dental malocclusion always causes tmj. Fact: jaw muscle spam may be a cause. ...See more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bobbitt Dr. Bobbitt
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Colon muscle spasms (Tip)

Tmj syndrome can be caused by infection in the teeth/gums, poor muscle/nerve relation and trauma. ...See more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Colon muscle spasms (Tip)

Tmj is most commonly a condition of overuse of the jaw muscles. Soften diet and stop chewing gum. ...See more

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My lower left descending colon area has a hard pinching pai, sometimes making it hard to stand up, I'm not sure its bowel, and think it may be muscle.

My lower left descending colon area has a hard pinching pai, sometimes making it hard to stand up, I'm not sure its bowel, and think it may be muscle.

Nonspecific: If you think it is the muscle, you're probably right. Could be something called diverticulitis (inflammation of the colon). May want to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and to order tests (ct scan) if necessary. Hope this helps! ...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. Jeffrey Stevens
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more