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