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Is it possible to strain the muscles in the rectum or sphincter?

Is it possible to strain the muscles in the rectum or sphincter?

Anal muscles.: Yes. The anal sphincter is muscular in nature and very innervated (consider how these nerves allow people to distinguish between gas, solid stool and liquid stool). This muscular complex like others can be strained with consequential pain. Other common sources of pain with or following defection are hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, which is a small tear of the tissue making up the anal lining. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Several years ago I was diagnosed with a weak muscle in my rectum/anus. This gives me a problem. Can anything be done to fix the weak muscle?

Several years ago I was diagnosed with a weak muscle in my rectum/anus. This gives me a problem. Can anything be done to fix the weak muscle?

Weak anal sphincter: This depends on a couple of things. Where the weakness is secondary to disruption of the muscle (number one cause prior 4th degree episiotomy repair) or whether it is due to a pudendal nerve weakness (the nerve that innervates the muscle). The general answer of treatment options is divided between the two causes. A colon ; rectal surgeon can evaluate for you. ...Read more

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Could stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum?

Could stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum?

Have it examined.: Since there are a lot or reasons for rectal spasm, I would have it checked out and examined. ...Read more

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Can stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum? Any answers appreciated!

Can stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum? Any answers appreciated!

Proctalgia fugax: Peri rectal muscle spasm has been shown in some studies to be related to stress as well as menstruation and constipation. Pain is the result of pudendal nerve irritation. ...Read more

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I have a hole in muscle wall of rectum which I can feel through vagina. Need to apply pressure to go to the toilet is this something that can be fixed?

I have a hole in muscle wall of rectum which I can feel through vagina. Need to apply pressure to go to the toilet is this something that can be fixed?

Rectovaginal fistula: Your description sounds like you might have a rectovaginal fistula. You need to be evaluated by a physician to confirm this diagnosis and discuss treatment. Treatment is surgical. Yes, in answer to your questions, if this is indeed what you have discovered it can be fixed. ...Read more

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I felt a tear in muscle on anal area while doing dead lift at the gym. Now there is a burning sensation inside my rectum. Is this serious?

I felt a tear in muscle on anal area while doing dead lift at the gym. Now there is a burning sensation inside my rectum. Is this serious?

Anal fissure??: It is possible that the straining caused an anal fissure. See you doctor for an exam. Many times anal fissures can be treated conservatively. Surgery if conservative measures don't work. ...Read more

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I smell like feces and I don't know why. My proctologist told me there's nothing wrong with my rectum. Does it have to do with my but muscles?

I smell like feces and I don't know why. My proctologist told me there's nothing wrong with my rectum. Does it have to do with my but muscles?

It could just be: In your mind. Real smell or taste of feces would be a very rare condition of severe intestinal obstruction in which the feces would back up or reflux to the small intestine, stomach & esophagus. Or perhaps acid reflux may contribute to your symptom. Take care! ...Read more

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Looking for help for pain in leg muscle back of knee after radiation chemo for anal rectum cancer?

Looking for help for pain in leg muscle back of knee after radiation chemo for anal rectum cancer?

Taking OTC: Nsaids/ibuprofen may help. Ask ur dr if he would prescribe muscle relaxers and opioids. Get checked for a clot in the vein esp. If u have swelling and redness in that area. Take care and god bless u! ...Read more

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A lump inside my vagina, if I put my thumb in the lump is like inside back wall. Is this muscle, end of rectum or poop? I push it w/no urge tI poop.

A lump inside my vagina, if I put my thumb in the lump is like inside back wall. Is this muscle, end of rectum or poop? I push it w/no urge tI poop.

Prolapse: It sounds like you have identified some pelvic organs prolapse. You could be feeling your cervix, a dropped bladder (cystocele) or bulging up of the rectum (rectocele). Schedule an Obgyn visit so they can repeat the exam and determine the cause of the prolapse and determine if treatment is needed ...Read more

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Can bad fissure in rectum (not anal) from constipation cause back pain, muscle spasms, decreased ability to feel stool in rectum, sphincter weakness?

Rectal fissure: Fissures from constipation will cause rectal pain, less likely back pain per se. Muscles spasms are not common except for the muscles in the anal area. Decreased ability to feel stool is possible with chronic inflammation. Sphincter weakness is - "yes". ...Read more

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My back tenses up, pelvic floor feels stressed, muscles around anus gets sore until I pass stool that's in my rectum. Weak pfm. How to alleviate this?

Change diet: There is high likelihood that you are passing very hard stool. You need to find the way how to make stool softer. Do not put "all eggs" into so named stool softeners even they are indeed help a little. Major here is what and how you eat.
The first step is to start eat soups, broths every day. You nay also seek dietitian consult. What you need is to increase water content in your food. ...Read more

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Hello hi have a knot ffeeling in my anal /rectum area like the mustle any clues why it comes and goes?

Hello hi have a knot ffeeling in my anal /rectum area like the mustle any clues why it comes and goes?

Anal Pain/Issues: The most common problems in the rectum for a man of your age would be a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. The fissure, can get infected. It can also, if left untreated, cause scarring that leads to a fistula track burrowing deeming into the rectum and colon. If these symptoms persist you may want to visit them with your physician. ...Read more

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What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

Cortisol Stim Test: A Cortisol stimulation tests should be performed when there is doubt about the status of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, and is used to establish the diagnosis in patients with equivocal serum cortisol values in whom hypoadrenalism is suspected.
There are different types of test. Usually a low -dose ACTH stimulation test is done. Your doctor will chose the appropriate test for you. ...Read more

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What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

ACTH: ACTH is Adrenocortic hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the adrenal glands. If things are OK the labs will be fine. If not you will told how to take care of any hormone problems. ...Read more

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What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

What is the acth plasma stimulation test?

Inject syn. ACTH: Hi. It's a test for primary adrenal insufficiency (where the adrenal glands themselves have failed) where synthetic ACTH (1-24), the N-terminal 24 amino acid peptide of native ACTH, is injected IV, and the adrenal response in making cortisol is measured at 0, 30, and 60 minutes. Dead adrenals don't respond. The ACTH-stim test does not reliably test for pituitary disease. ...Read more

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What is ab acth plasma stimulation test used for?

What is ab acth plasma stimulation test used for?

Adrenal insufficienc: If an individual's adrenals may not be making enough cortisone to live (symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausia), this is tested.
If someone has needed to be on repeated or prolonged Prednisone or quite high inhaled corticosteroids for a prolonged period, adrenal insufficiency is a possibility.
Adrenal insufficiency may also be related to autoimmune causes. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more