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Rectal Spasms At Night
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
Depends: If you are talking anal sphincter spasms, you may have a fissure and that needs diagnosis and treatment. True rectal spasms could be proctalgia fugax, a difficult diagnosis and even harder to treat but often eventually goes away on its own. See a colorectal surgeon to be sure of diagnosis and obtaining proper advice. ...Read more
Proctalgia fugax: Sounds like proctalgia fugax, which is a benign condition. But it could be very painful. It's thought to be due to spasms of pelvic muscles, surrounding your rectum. It's usually very short- lasting and self- resolving. Heating pad or massaging the area could be helpful. But then again it could be due to other conditions. If it is bothering you a lot, it would be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more
Can hemmroids cause pressure like a balloon and rectal spasms? Also. Can internal hemmroids not cause bleeding, just pain, pressure and spasms?
BRBPR: YES AND YES BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted. In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss. Com ...Read more
New (left side) sciatica pain 2+ weeks. Left rump feels tender to touch as if bruised (no injury). Severe rectal spasms. 18lbs weight loss in 3 weeks?
I have constant rectal spasms/cramps and it's too painful to poop and pee. I have no insurance, no one can't seem to help me. I can't handle this pain?
Consult GI: I think it is time for you to consult a GI specialist. If necessary, try an university teaching hospital. ...Read more
Hi. Since 9 am, I have been having diarrhea and throwing up. My stool is now just mucus and blood. I'm also having abdominal and rectal spasms. What c?
Possibilities: Viral illnesses can be pretty nasty. After a while all that is left is. Blood and mucus. Bacterial infections (salmonella?) can be more aggressive and require antibiotics. There are other things like inflammatory bowel disease. Stay hydrated, fell better. If not resolving in a day or so see your MD for stool cultures and viral panel. ...Read more
Female of age 18 yrs having rectal prolapse, tenesmus and bleeding for the last 2 months. What could be the problem and Tx?
Constipation: Is to be avoided by all means since it may have contributed to the prolapse and it can definitely worsen it. A balanced diet along with proper hydration and physical exercise are critical in the long run. Otherwise the rectal prolapse by itself can cause bleeding and rectal tenesmus. ...Read more
Might have rectal spasming. Have 1 internal hemmorhoid, possible fissure. Can't tell if I am spasming, but the pain I feel is in bursts. What can I do
Anal Fissure: Nothing. Keep your bowels moving. Keep the area as clean as possible and let the tissue heal. No more anal play until you are better. ...Read more
10months chronic diarrhea.2-5yellow, floating, mushy stools/day. Tenesmus in the night. Never pain or spasm. ESR=47\u0026#40;\u0026lt;15\u0026#41;.do a colonscopy or something else?
Stool analysis: Have a thorough examination, blood work and a stool assessment. If your stools are floating you may have problems with absorption of fat. Be reviewed by a GI specialist to direct further care. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Rectal tenesmus...: ...Is a feeling of constantly needing to pass stools, despite an empty colon; vesicular tenesmus is when you constantly feel a need to pass urine. Treatment depends on cause, so in the case of rectal tenesmus one must rule out inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal infection, rectal dysmotility (e.g. Dyssynergnia, pelvic floor dysfunction), stool retention (voluntary or secondary), etc. ...Read more
I have never had this happen before, but the other night I was woken up by my left calf spasming an tightening really painfully. What could this be?
May be associated:
Such pain and feeling of incomplete evacuation can accompany constipation and anxiety related states with anorexia. But it has an association with poor bowel habits that can be traced back to poor intake.
Rarely it can lead to secondary loss of appetite, more a function of a gut related problem. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Tenesmus mean straining at bm's, often with no results, and can come from many different causes. Mostly things that inflame the anal canal and rectum causing irritation are the problem, and the cause needs to be identified to fix it, so get a good anorectal exam. If you have a diagnosis already, your doctor should have suggested a treatment. ...Read more
I haven't slept all night because my hands won't stop spasming. Right when I'm fixing to sleep, they start spasming. I can't take it anymore!!
Robaxin (methocarbamol) 4 time/day for postsurgery. Works but wears off after 3 hours, wake at night spasming. I take 1per6hr, not sure if best. Doc didn't tell me interval?
Four times: A day is not excessive! See your physician if spasms persist. ...Read more
What are alternative methods for helping me relax so I can sleep? Lack of rest increases my MS symptoms. I have a difficult time going to sleep at night because of pain and leg spasmicity. I tried prescription drugs but I get so dizzy. I am looking for
Trust your body: You know your body better than anyone else. Trust the signals it is giving you. Tenesmus, whether it be rectal or vesical (urge to defecate/urinate, respectively) is a subjective sensation. Pelvic floor dysfunction is also associated with irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, PID, recurrent UTIs, dyspareunia (painful sex) & fibromyalgia. Worth consulting UROGYN. There are treatments available. ...Read more