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Doctor insights on: Exercises For The Levator Labii Superioris

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What is levator syndrome?

What is levator syndrome?

Spasms of Pelvis: If you mean levator ani syndrome, it is a syndrome where abnormal / involuntary pelvic muscle floor spasms cause chronic abd or pelvic pain. At times it also is referred to as proctalgia fugal, in which spasms cause rectal pain. ...Read more

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What is levator spasm as it relates to women?

What is levator spasm as it relates to women?

Pain: Most commonly levator muscle spasm will cause pelvic pain. This can be with sex or at other times. Seeing a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor issues can be helpful. ...Read more

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Levator ani spasms in women?

Levator ani spasms in women?

When.: Can occur during orgasm. However, when not associated with sex, they cause both pelvi and lower abdominal pain. Usually, the spasm can be felt. Need to see a urologist or ob/gyn doc. ...Read more

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Levator ani spasms in women common?

Levator ani spasms in women common?

Yes.: They will occur with orgasm, but there occurrence otherwise can cause pain. If this is the case in women, then a visit to a urologist or ob/gyn doc can be essential. ...Read more

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wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M, 31, healthy, Levator syndr?!

wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M, 31, healthy, Levator syndr?!

Ouch!: Since ano-rectal spasm, while very painful, doesn't last long, medication isn't too helpful. Sitting on "the throne" and straining as if you were trying to have a bowel movement may help. It works the same way as flexing your ankle does if you get a Charlie Horse in your calf: by actively stretching the contracted, cramping muscles. What you describe is typical for levator ani syndrome. ...Read more

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What is levator ani syndrome?

What is levator ani syndrome?

Called proctalgia: Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women. Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above. ...Read more

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I think I have levator ani syndrome?

I think I have levator ani syndrome?

Possibly: The most common symptom with levator and syndrome is the sensational of feeling like you are sitting on a tennis ball. If you have that symptom, it is possible. ...Read more

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What do you know re levator ani syndrome?

What do you know re levator ani syndrome?

Called proctalgia: Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women. Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above. ...Read more

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What do you do about levator ani syndrome?

What do you do about levator ani syndrome?

Called proctalgia: Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women. Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above. ...Read more

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I may have levator ani syndrome. What are the tests that need to be done?

I may have levator ani syndrome. What are the tests that need to be done?

A thorough history: And digital rectal exam, with the examiner gently tugging on the levator muscles can replicate the pain and suggest the diagnosis. Other causes of your symptoms should be ruled out as well by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could elevated cortisol lead to levator myalgia?

Could elevated cortisol lead to levator myalgia?

Unlikely: Uncertain what clincial settings you are describing. The levator scapuli muscles raise the shoulder blades. These muscles can ache in certain settings. Cortisol elevation can affect muscle tone and strength. There is a syndrome called "steroid myopathy" where people on corticosteroids can get muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Hit myself in levator labii superioris area under eye 3 days ago. No pain but I wake up eye is swollen, goes down during day. Cause and treatment?

Hit myself in levator labii superioris area under eye 3 days ago. No pain but I wake up eye is swollen, goes down during day. Cause and treatment?

A Bruise: Is a bruise...is a bruise...and swelling may persist when the area is "at rest"...Warm Moist Heat may helps by increasing the circulation and mobilizing the fluid (swelling) as does waking up and "smiling"!!!!!!!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can pain from the levator scapula also cause arm pain?

Can pain from the levator scapula also cause arm pain?

Possibly related: Pain in the levator scapulae and arm can both be related to an overuse syndrome, postural issues (like carrying a heavy backpack or purse only on the right side daily) or both can be caused by a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck). If your symptoms warrant, you should see a physician (orthopaedic surgeon or physical medicine ; rehab doc) for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am a cyclist and have been dignosed with levator ani syndrome. Is there a way to cycle without agravating the symtoms?

I am a cyclist and have been dignosed with levator ani syndrome. Is there a way to cycle without agravating the symtoms?

Diltiazem ointment?: Levator ani syndrome is a chronic spasm of the levator ani muscles that might be relieved by a 0.2% Diltiazem ointment like we would use for the spasm associated with an anal fissure.
If you are not a racer you could try riding a recumbent that would place very different stresses on the perineum. ...Read more

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How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

Time: Both are spasms of the levator ani muscles. The difference is largely semantic related to timing and duration of the pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me things to keep in mind about levator ani syndrome?

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about levator ani syndrome?

Rectal pain: Pain totally unrelated to stooling is likely to be associated to levator ani syndrome, characterized by painful episodes of short duration 20-30 minutes, usually at night and can be relieved by walking and warm baths. Also avoid constipation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome?

None: They are generally the same thing, just different terminology. ...Read more