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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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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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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