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Is there a way to solve male (31yo) bladder neck dyssynergia without cutting the sphincter?

Is there a way to solve male (31yo) bladder neck dyssynergia without  cutting the sphincter?

See Urologist: If you are asking about inability to empty bladder completely or have incontinence, than you should see a urologist who can test your bladder's functiong. And decide on the correct treatment. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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What causes the external anal sphincter to bruise?

What causes the external anal sphincter to bruise?

Anal trauma: Traditionally, anal 'trauma' (be it surgical or extracurricular) is the only known cause for 'sphincter bruising.' there is no other real logical explanation for the sphincter to get otherwise bruised... ...Read more

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I.do physical therapy to strengthen my external anal sphincter which involoves straining. I'm afraid of developing hemmorhoids.what to do to avoid it?

I.do physical therapy to strengthen my external anal sphincter which involoves straining. I'm afraid of developing hemmorhoids.what to do to avoid it?

Fiber: If you're only straining with physical therapy in a controlled way it will unlikely cause a hemorrhoid. Staying regular ( not constipated ) and not straining during the remainder of the time will reduce the risk substantially. ...Read more

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Puborectalis&external anal sphincter dyssynergia for a year. severe constipation doesn't respond to dietry changes&water.what to do for constipation?

Puborectalis&external anal sphincter dyssynergia for a year. severe constipation doesn't respond to dietry changes&water.what to do for constipation?

Constipation: If you have the urge but cannot move your bowels,insert a rectal dulcolax suppository or a fleets enema. Sometimes manual disimpaction or full tap waster enema is needed. If you have no urge at all, take oral laxative like fleets phosphosoda, milk of magnesia or dulcolax tablets. Presence of abdominal distension, severe cramps or vomiting requires a physician's prompt attention. Daily senokotS ok ...Read more

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Puborectalis&external anal sphincter dyssynergia that cause me to strain.I do physiotherapy that involves strain.how to avoid hemerrhoids to develop?

Puborectalis&external anal sphincter dyssynergia that cause me to strain.I do physiotherapy that involves strain.how to avoid hemerrhoids to develop?

Suggest specialist: specialist within Gastroenterology esp in field of Motility would be best able to address concerns of dyssynergia (assuming diagnosis was made on manometry) and rule out other confounding factors. Besides physiotherapy, use possible stool softener, avoid toilet paper, use non-alcohol baby wipes/shower to remove irritants, and possible application Balmex - happy to rv prior workup &consult further ...Read more

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Doantipsychotics like zyprexa and haldol (haloperidol) affect the internal and external anal sphincter muscles? Or do they increase sweating? Feel dirty down there

Doantipsychotics like zyprexa and haldol (haloperidol) affect the internal and external anal sphincter muscles? Or do they increase sweating? Feel dirty down there

To Some Degree: Haloperidal and Olanzapine can both cause constipation and increased sweating which will cause the symptoms you are describing. They do not typically affect the anal sphincters rather they commonly cause decreased motility of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Bruised anal sphincter, what should I do?

Bruised anal sphincter, what should I do?

Depends on: How the sphincter got bruised! if it was direct insertion trauma or due to constipation, you should be seen by a colon and rectal surgeon to diagnose and treat the problem. Warm tub soaks in plain water for 15-20 minutes can help in the short term until you can be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

Proctalgia fugax: Is a conditon that effects many americans. It is episodic anal pain, and its cause is unknown. It is a benign condition, usually the spasm is of short duration. I've found that reducing caffeine in some people is helpful. ...Read more

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How do I remove stuck dung in my anal sphincter?

How do I remove stuck dung in my anal sphincter?

Fecal impaction: If stool is stuck in the anal canal it often requires manual disimpaction. Once the blockage is relieved it is important to keep your stools soft and possibly utilize enemas if hard stool still present in the rectum. ...Read more

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Could the internal anal sphincter relax during sleep ?

Could the internal anal sphincter relax during sleep ?

Yes: it can and does, particularly during certain types of sleep. The external sphincter does not (under more voluntary control). This is what keeps us continent through the night. ...Read more

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Can damage to anal sphincter be mistaken for constipation?

Can damage to anal sphincter be mistaken for constipation?

Constipation : I'm wondering what kind of anal sphincter injury you are talking about. It seems unlikely. If you are concerned you may have analysis sphincter damage, I recommend you have an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you do anal sphincter stretching to make anal sex less painful?

Can you do anal sphincter stretching to make anal sex less painful?

Not to be: Recommended.Anal stretching can randomly tear anal sphincter muscle fibers as can aggressive anal sex, leading to variable degrees of incontinence. If anal sex is painful, your body is trying to tell you this may not be an activity for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?

What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?

Need for control: Some use the term "high anal sphincter tone" to describe someone who is extremely controlling, exacting, and always trying to be perfect at everything s/he does. Such people are also highly critical of others, and easily offended. They experience high levels of stress, mostly self-induced. They rarely relax or "let go." learning relaxation practices can help; so might individual ; group therapy. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain in the anterior internal anal sphincter. It has been a week now. This pain started 4 days after i had rough anal sex.

I have been experiencing pain in the anterior internal anal sphincter. It has been  a week now. This pain started 4 days after i had rough anal sex.

Fissure?: Sounds like you might have an anal fissure-small tear in lining, common with passage of any hard object, in or out of anus! often heals with conservative therapy, but should be checked if persistent pain. Other possibilities might be inflamed or thrombosed hemorrhoid, or even an std, so get it checked if it doesn't heal soon. ...Read more

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Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Anal spasm: Anal or levator muscle spasm itself doesn't cause stool leakage, but associated anal fissure, lax sphincter tone or mild inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) may cause leakage of rectal mucus. A proctologist or colorectal surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Can coccydynia make the anal sphincter ache?

Can coccydynia make the anal sphincter ache?

Possibly: Coccydynia is a condition defined as being pain from the tailbone itself, but the two structures are so close together that it can cause pain in that general area. A thorough exam can usually detect the specific cause of the pain in your case and based upon that, treatment options can be given.0. ...Read more

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Do kegels help tone anal sphincter and manage hems? Keep them from swelling?

Do kegels help tone anal sphincter and manage hems?  Keep them from swelling?

Pelvic Floor only: Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor, but do not get rid of hemorrhoids. By strengthening the pelvic floor, this might help to get them to decrease in size a bit, however, by improving the circulation in the area. ...Read more

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Anal sphincter pain if standing up longer than 5 minutes. Sitting and walking are okay. No blood or bumps. What can be causing it?

Anal sphincter pain if standing up longer than 5 minutes. Sitting and walking are okay. No blood or bumps. What can be causing it?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more