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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

Levator Ani Syndrome (Definition)

A condition causing random, painful episodes in ...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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What's the difference between proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome?

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

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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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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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What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

IBS symptoms...: Ibs comes in variable forms: diarrhea predominant, constipation predominant and alternating type (diarrhea and constipation). All are associated with abdominal bloating and abdominal pain with onset of symptoms. Having a stool typically relieves the symptoms - temporarily. See you doctor if concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Sometimes yes: Consult your doctor about your risks of cancer. Only way to know for sure is to get colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

Muscle imbalances: Imo tos results from superior trapezius (st) weak & collar bone droops toward first rib closing costoclavicular space (between these bones) clipping artery & nerves to arm. Weak st conscripts neighbor levator scapulae (ls) to burden lifting scapula (sc) & 20 lb. Arm. Long & narrow, ls incurs chronic spasm, tendonitis at insertion on superior sc spine (pick-like), & snapping as shoulder rotates. ...Read more

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Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Crowding: Pressure on brachial plexus the nerves from the spinal cord to arm become a group of nerves called the brachial plexus it is compressed by a crowding from an extra rib on top of the rib cage 1st rib or extra cervical rib the working theory goes adfitionally vascular compression of brachial artery or vein can produce arm symptoms nerve pain can extend proximal to neck or distal to arm and hand. ...Read more

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Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Usually crampy: Abdominal pains, bloating and diarrhea, constipation or both. That being said, many other diagnoses can present the same way, so you need a thorough history and exam and possible diagnostic testing to correctly make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

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Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: One of the factors that increases the severity of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is stress. Exercise generally decreases stress for most people and thus may help with treating irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber (either natural or supplemental) typically helps as well as meditation and yoga. Some prescription medications do exist and work to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...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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Can surgery make neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome worse?

Can surgery make neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome worse?

Well... yes...: surgery is cutting on tissue. It can irritate the nerve and/or produce scar tissue. It would be expected to open up the area to allow the nerve to not be compressed but the consequences of surgery often produce similar situations even when done right. ...Read more

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What is leaky gut syndrome symptoms , causes?

What is leaky gut syndrome symptoms , causes?

Diarrhea, intestinal: In leaky gut syndrome the lining of the intestine fails to carry out the role of protecting the body. The lining of gut is normally equipped with layers of immune cells as well as mechanisms to deal with changes in the environment in the intestine. When the barrier effect of the lining of the intestinal mucosa is lost, thousands of bacteria and fungi staying at the gut will cause many symptoms. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome/pelvic floor spasm?

Which type of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome/pelvic floor spasm?

Most: Colon and rectal surgeons should be able to confirm the diagnosis and offer treatment/management options. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

What kind of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

See a: colorectal surgeon , first speak to your family doctor , may know some one who handles this type of problem ...Read more