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Can GI specialist know if your lower sphincter is weakened?

Can GI specialist know if your lower sphincter is weakened?

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

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How do certain foods eaten in gulps weaken the lower esophageal sphincter?

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

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Can bulges at l3-l5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

Can bulges at l3-l5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

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 more

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Does thyroid medicine weaken the sphinter muscle?

Does thyroid medicine weaken the sphinter muscle?

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

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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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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