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Does The Sphincter Weaken With Agei M63
Which one?: Which sphincter do you refer to? There are multiple sphincters in the GI tract? The lower esophageal sphincter and the anal sphincter are the most commonly measured with special equipment known as manometries. ...Read more
Not sure: I agree, and you would have just ruined the hot dog gorging contests if true. The lower esophageal sphincter is more functional than an anatomic vice, ergo hard to rupture. I am not endorsing gulping or gorging, but sphincter tome is determined more by ph, hormones, and diaphragm anatomy than swallowing. ...Read more
Bulges and bowels: Not likely. Bulges are not likely to cause many symptoms. In fact, using study data, bulges are actually more normal than not. So bulges do not imply any symptoms. You would need severe pressure on the nerves with obvious spinal stenosis (which could be aggravated by bulges if you had congenital abnormalities). So relax. May be a fissure, or other bowel issue that a GI doc would solve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you mean: Thyroid replacement, no. At proper dose to keep your thyroid levels normal, all it does is return things to where they were before you had a thyroid problem. It doesn't weaken anything, just returns it to what it was before. ...Read more
I m a 40 year old male and started doing kegel after i found i have some post urine dribble. I only did kegels for a week and now think that i have damaged my anal sphincters or weakened my pelvic floor muscles. Now i cannot control by bowel urgency (only
Hmm...: You may have hurt your sphincter muscles with too much clenching. They will probably repair themselves in 24-48 hours, just stop the clenching. Males don't need to do kegel exercises to prevent urine leakage. Since men don't have vaginal births there is no reason to have a weak pelvic floor. Dribbling is most likely caused by an enlarged prostate gland. See a urologist. ...Read more
Doc prescribed baclofen for back pain. I also have sphincter, pelvic floor weakness. Will it be beneficial for pelvic floor also or bad?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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