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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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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