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Pyloric Sphincter Problem
Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy? Ie urinary hesitation?
Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more
25 yr old F (not overweight) with chronic URQ pain for 2+ yrs. No stones but HIDA showed 23 % function. Unsure if removal is worth the risks, SOD? Greatly appreciate prof. Opinions and likelihood of Sphincter of Oddi problems & seriousness of it.
Not very serious: The main problem with sphincter of oddi dysfunction is that it is an annoying pain that is intermittent and gets worse after eating. The treatment includes lifestyle changes (low fat diet), vasodilators like nifedipine, non opioid analgesics. Gastroenterologists can inject botox or make a cut at the sphincter of oddi and that works in more than 70% of the cases. ...Read more
Diagnosed with gastroparesis, slow transit bowel and tight sphincter/rectal muscle problems. Help!?
High sympathetic nervous system activity will slow transit time, reduce ability to digest food, increase sphincter tone.
Avoid calcium supplements (calcium increases sympathetic tone), consider magnesium supplmentation (magnesium blocks effects of calcium)
see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the problem of unable to control gas (intestinal gas) properly? My anal sphincter don't have any functional problem, is it curable consistently?
Flatulence: The gas in the colon is produced by bacteria acting on specific food substances and the flora in your gut seems to be very active. Try eating unpasteurized yogurt several times a day or get a probiotic from your friendly pharmacist, or there are other products available otc to control this. Ask. Good luck. ...Read more
Usually none: The only problem encountered is swallowing foreign body such as marble or coin. When have surgery for pyloric stensis the relative narrowing of pyloric channel persists for years. Liquids have no problem passing from stomach into duodenum. Large hard objects can hang up in stomach indefinitely. ...Read more
Is the a connection between pyloric stenosis in 1 sibling and mentriers disease in another? I was born with pyloric stenosis and my sister now has menetrieres disease. Is there a gastric problem in our family?
I couldn't find any studies that tied the two together except that they can both present with obstruction and should be differentiated for proper treatment. No one really knows why a child will get pyloric stenosis, but it is thought to have some genetic component since it can run in families.
Menetrier's disease can be broken down into 2 types: childhood and adult. Both types tend to happen after the person has been infected with a specific virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) or bacteria call h. Pylori. The childhood type has a good prognosis and usually clears up on its own. The adlut type requires treatment. Kids are not born with this disease and it does not get passed from parent to child which makes it unlikely that your pyloric stenosis is related to her menetrier's. ...Read more
Pencil like thin stool, gallbladdr gone sphinter of oddi disfuntion. Will the colonscopy show why is my stool thin what's rhe problem?
What does it mean when you are told by the Doctor that you may have Bowel Sphinter problems and can you get medication to deal with this?
Anal sphincter: The sphincter may either be too lax or too tight. Medication is not effective unless you need a stool softener to aid in difficult bowel movements. If the sphincter is too lax however, I know of no medication available for it. A proctologist May be able to recommend certain exercises so you should consider consulting one if you haven't done so yet. ...Read more
A muscle contraction: When muscles contract they shorten. In the sphincter, the muscles are laid in a circular fashion around the opening that passes urine at the base of the baldder. When they contract, they shorten, thereby tightening the opening in the middle and shutting flow. The sphincter is under the control of both voluntary and involuntary nervous systems. That explains incontinence when someone is very scared. ...Read more
Antispasmodics or: Surgical interventions may help. Your dr can adjust the dose of your meds or add a stronger meds/ narcotics. Take care! Http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction. Aspx. ...Read more
SOD: ...Is a potential cause of chronic abdominal pain and pancreatitis. It can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have been told you have SOD and are having chronic symptoms, consider a second opinion at a regional center that specializes in this field. Indiana university in Indianapolis or the mayo clinic may be reasonable choices in your area. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: An eye md evaluation can best elucidate the nature of the injury and wether the risk for repair is outweighed by the benefits. There may also be other concurrent problems with your eye from the initial injury that need to be considered. A torn iris sphincter may be sutured. ...Read more
Possibly: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is a difficult to diagnose condition usually made by a gastroenterologist. Generally it is caused by spasms or stenosis of your gallbladder sphincter and may be treated with antispasomodic medications. Sometimes a diet low in fat/cholesterol helps. Minimally invasive surgery sometimes cures this condition. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more