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Doctor insights on: Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia Symptoms

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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What is pelvic floor myalgia and cause?

What is pelvic floor myalgia and cause?

Vaginismus painful s: Pelvic floor myalgia is also called vaginismus. It is a common cause of pain during sexual interourse in women due to involuntary tightness of the pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more

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I have had a great deal of tension in my pelvic floor for years. My pelvic exams and pap smears are normal. What might cause this ongoing discomfort?

Muscle imbalance: Not uncommon:pelvic floor muscle imbalance; +/- paradoxical spasm/contraction when relaxation should occur, vice versa. Can be rel. Extl (vaginismus), or intl. Can be assoc w/ dropped bladder and/or rectum commonly associated with pregnancy, pelvic surgery, e.g. Hysterectomy, internal hernias, ; some can be assoc with history of abuse. May be related to bowel issues. Physical and radiol/sono tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strained, injured, pulled or damaged pelvic floor muscle & what do they hold? Thank you.

What are the symptoms of a strained, injured, pulled or damaged pelvic floor muscle & what do they hold? Thank you.

Pelvic floor damage: The most common cause of pelvic floor damage is a vaginal delivery. Common symptoms include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and uterine or vaginal prolapse (something hanging out). There are pelvic exercises that can help strengthen pelvic floor muscles and a physical therapist can be helpful. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate between pelvic floor dysfunction and weak anal sphincter? Can one cause the other? What is the distinguishing symptom?

How do you differentiate between pelvic floor dysfunction and weak anal sphincter? Can one cause the other? What is the distinguishing symptom?

Continuum: There are numerous disorders that fall within a wide spectrum. They can be independent or closely related.

There are numerous tests as well as your history that would be used to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Can a tense pelvic floor (i.e. Years of heavy squating) cause CPPS? Initially had infection, possibly NGU but symptoms persist. Urethra discomfort100%

Not the cause: Very insightful question. Pain in CPPS is believed to result primarily from pelvic muscle tenstion, which you seem to know. Physical conditioning of pelvic floor muscles probably doesn't increase such tesnsion. If anything probably would reduce pain in CPPS, not increase it. Keep working with your doctor. The good news is that it's an issue only of comfort, no known serious health outcomes. ...Read more

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Can I have uti like symptoms from pelvic floor wasting or disorder? Also have discomfort when feel bowel movement coming on and after...

Can I have uti like symptoms from pelvic floor wasting or disorder? Also have discomfort when feel bowel movement coming on and after...

Pelvic floor.: You wouldn’t feel like you have a urinary tract infection simply from pelvic floor abnormality. However, the pelvic floor abnormality can affect your bladder in a way that makes you more prone to urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Does weight training exercises in gym with heavy weights can weeken the pelvic floor n cause vagina to become loose? I m virgin.

Does weight training exercises in gym with heavy weights can weeken the pelvic floor n cause vagina to become loose? I m virgin.

Yes: Heavy weight lifting that increase abdominal pressure can push tissue down further but its not as likely as you'd think. Higher risk factors such as multiple kids, chronic coughing are more significant.
Your vagina won't become loose if you exercise and lift weights in moderation. ...Read more

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What pelvic floor disorders affect women?

Many: Pelvic floor disorders covers a spectrum of pelvic organ prolapse which is when the pelvic organs are falling down from the normal postion. The bladder, urethra, rectum, vagina and uterus can all be involved to a minimal degree or extensively involved with complete prolapse, which is where the uterus or vagina falls outside completely. Incontinence is also commonly present. ...Read more

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How does a mans pelvic floor muscles get overtight or overused?

How does a mans pelvic floor muscles get overtight or overused?

Almost impossible: Men have difficulty even knowing how to exercise the pelvic floor muscles, so an overuse injury seems to me to be impossible. If you think you have this, it is probably something else.
And no, a lot of sex wouldn't cause the pelvic floor muscles to be tight or overused. Generally, sex is a very good thing for men. But if you are having symptoms down there, best to get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the muscles of the pelvic floor and can they be damaged?

Pelvic floor muscles: The muscles of the pelvic floor are damaged by child birth most commonly. They include the superfiscial (bulbocavernosis, ischiocavernosis, transverse perineal) and deep perineal muscles (pubococcygeus, pubovaginalis, puborectalis, iliococcygeus, ischiococcygeus). ...Read more

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Why did I have a 20 min. Pelvic floor spasm? Would colitis or diverticulitis feel like this?

Posssibly: Could also be bladder or pelvic organs please call your gyn, the gyn can start the workup, u may need also to see a GI specilaist. ...Read more

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What does pelvic floor rehab therapy involve?

What does pelvic floor rehab therapy involve?

See below: Pelvic floor rehab can be done for a variety of reasons including pelvic pain, incontinnence problems (particularly after delivery for women), painful sexual issues etc. It usually involves some type of strengthening exercises for the pelvic diaphragm muscles which work like a sling to keep the pelvic floor stable. It may also involve biofeedback to improve coordination and decrease spasm. ...Read more

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Could a weak pelvic floor cause premature ejaculation?

Could a weak pelvic floor cause premature ejaculation?

In a way, maybe: To help pe, you need to learn to recognize the sensation just before orgasm, and then practice controlling that. You can do this either through your own or a partner's physically squeezing your penis, or through exercising your pubococcygeus muscle to delay orgasm. If pelvic floor is weak, this will be harder to do. Practice, though. From dr. Ruth: http://tinyurl. Com/d6bq94a. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

Speak to your: Obgyn about this and look into physical therapy. There are physical therapists who specialize in working with patients to strengthen pelvic muscles in order to better cope with back and pelvic pain. You have to be motivated and committed though. Your obgyn can be helpful in this pursuit. ...Read more

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Which muscles of the pelvic floor should be strengthened to help control urinary control?

Which muscles of the pelvic floor should be strengthened to help control urinary control?

All: The pelvic floor exercises called "kegel exercises" are the exercises prescribed for the whole pelvic floor. They must be done faithfully and for many weeks to be effective. I have prescribed them many times but most of my patients were not motivated to continue for the length of time needed despite many reminders. ...Read more

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Can clitoral masterbation strengthen the pelvic floor?, if so how long does it take to strengthen?

Can clitoral masterbation strengthen the pelvic floor?, if so how long does it take to strengthen?

No. Pelvic floor: Exercises do not include clitoral masterbation. See Web site such as American College obstetrics and gynecology for reference material on pelvic floor exercises. ...Read more

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It feels like my pelvic floor sags--what exercises can I do to restore it, and give my husband more pleasure during intercourse?

It feels like my pelvic floor sags--what exercises can I do to restore it, and give my husband more pleasure during intercourse?

Kegel exercise: Kegel exercises are the classic. The easiest way to think about doing them is as if you were tightening up your muscles during mid stream of urinating with the goal of stopping your flow. So simply squeeze and hold for 5-10 counts and repeat. Also basic core exercises like plank, side plank and bench with a pillow pressed tightly between knees while tightening buttocks are helpful. ...Read more

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Son, like my brother and uncle, has some sort of pelvic floor disfunction. Who is the best doctor to consult? What test are best?

Son, like my brother and uncle, has some sort of pelvic floor disfunction. Who is the best doctor to consult? What test are best?

Urologist: A urologist is the specialist to see for pelvic floor dysfunction. There is a subspecialty of urology that deals specifically with pelvic floor and bladder control issues. Check with your primary care doctor for a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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What is bio feedback when used for pelvic floor pt? What is the difference between internal and external electrodes? Which is better?

What is bio feedback when used for pelvic floor pt? What is the difference between internal and external electrodes? Which is better?

It depends: Among other applications, biofeedback can help with pelvic floor issues in chronic constipation: http://tinyurl. Com/mwh4p4w best placement of sensors depends on the specific problems being addressed. In some cases, they are placed internally. Http://www. Bcia. Org/i4a/pages/index. Cfm? Pageid=3526 consult with your doctor and the trained physical therapist to find out for your own case. ...Read more

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What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it get stuck in a pelvic floor muscles? What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it gets stuck?

What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it get stuck in a pelvic floor muscles? What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it gets stuck?

It is a protrusion: A protrusion from the GI tract, commonly in the large intestine is called a diverticulum. It is pouch like protrusion caused by muscle weakness in the wall of the intestine. The diverticulum can get blocked or inflamed, often requiring medical or surgical treatment. In your case, if you have substantial pain, surgery may be the best solution. ...Read more

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I'm using a vaginal TENS machine to tone pelvic floor and I use it daily and it's upsetting PH levels, how can I stop the odour and keep using it?

I'm using a vaginal TENS machine to tone pelvic floor and I use it daily and it's upsetting PH levels, how can I stop the odour and keep using it?

Odor: You need to make sure its not infection that is causing the odor, but you can try using a product called refresh pH. It's basically glacial acetic acid. It's use is to correct vaginal pH and help eliminate odor, but again I would be concerned about infection. ...Read more

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I am 3 months post sigmoid resection and still having pain. A sigmoidoscope showed the connect looked good, could this be due to pelvic floor spasms?

I am 3 months post sigmoid resection and still having pain. A sigmoidoscope showed the connect looked good, could this be due to pelvic floor spasms?

Maybe, but other...: Causes of recurrent LLQ abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I have a mild but uncomfortable Prolapse, will a kegal8 electric pelvic floor work, do I need an evaluation prior to starting. Can I do damage if not?

I have a mild but uncomfortable Prolapse, will a kegal8 electric pelvic floor work, do I need an evaluation prior to starting. Can I do damage if not?

Urogyn evaluation: The best option is to see a Urogynecologist to determine the extent of the prolapse and to develop together a complete plan of care. The Kegel8 is available in the UK. It is not likely to cause harm. The benefits will depend on the degree of prolapse. It is always best to be evaluated before self medicating or self treating ...Read more

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What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor: This involves education and strengthening exercises of the muscles of the pelvic floor under and around the bladder and pelvic organs. This helps several conditions of the pelvic organs. ...Read more

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Doc tell me how to locate pelvic floor muscles?

Doc tell me how to locate pelvic floor muscles?

Ok: To identify your pelvic floor muscles, stop urination in midstream or tighten the muscles that keep you from passing gas. These are your pelvic floor muscles. If you contract your pelvic floor muscles while looking in the mirror, the base of your penis will move closer to your abdomen and your testicles will rise. Try Kegels. ...Read more

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What's pelvic floor rehab program?

Rehab: Therapy directed towards normalizing muscle function of the pelvic floor. Used for pelvic floor tension myalgias, coccydynia, stress incontinence. ...Read more