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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

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

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How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

See below: Often times stretching will help, daily vitamins with mineral supplements, increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

High fiber diets have been shown to protect against colon cancer and colorectal disease. ...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)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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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

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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 just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Myth: if you have a healthy diet full of fiber you won't get colon cancer. ...See more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
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Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
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Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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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

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Spazims in bladder after days of having inflamed colon and gass is not sore but feels like I need to pee or the muscle is contracting is irritating ?

Spazims in bladder after days of having inflamed colon and gass is not sore but feels like I need to pee or the muscle is contracting is irritating 
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Colitis: If the colon is severely inflamed and swollen,it can irritate the urinary bladder because they are located close together in the lower abdomen. Make sure to have your physician aware of these symptoms as they may reflect ongoing infection requiring antibiotic and strict dietary treatment and close follow-up. ...Read more

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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

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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more

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