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Rectum Muscle Stimulation Test
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
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
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
Have it examined.: Since there are a lot or reasons for rectal spasm, I would have it checked out and examined. ...Read more
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
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 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 had colectomy before 3 months. I don't have a good control on my stools. How to make my muscles of rectum stronger?? I USED to take omnacortil.
Maneuvers: Kegal and PC muscle strenghteningGet a more detailed answer ›
What's the best way to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and the tissue between the vaginal canal and rectum?
Please see below: Pelvic floor exercise esp. Kegel exercise has been recommended ...Read more
Liftingcausedslight tendernessfrom left testicle all the way back into rectum. Local doc saysno hernia, pulled muscle. NO painbutscrotum is now tighter?
Looking for help for pain in leg muscle back of knee after radiation chemo for anal rectum cancer?
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
Can bad fissure in rectum (not anal) from constipation cause back pain, muscle spasms, decreased ability to feel stool in rectum, sphincter weakness?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: I'm assuming no lab errors. If you get a very high cortisol spike after receiving the first dose of ACTH, you are reassured you do not have Addison's. No, or a very small spike, strongly suggests Addison's. In-between... that's why there are specialist endocrinologists. ...Read more
Adrenal insufficienc: Hi. A cortisol-stimulation test tests for adrenal insufficiency. There are several different cortisol-stim tests, which test different aspects of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Costyntropin-stim test tests for primary adrenal insufficiency. Insulin tolerance test and metyrapone also test for pituitary and hypothalamic insufficiency in the HPA axis. Good luck! ...Read more
Eval adrenal functio: The acth stimulation test evaluate whether the adrenal gland can respond to stimulation from the pituitary gland by giving an artificial form of the pituitary hormone (acth) and measuring the adrenal gland hormone (cortisol) before and after the injection. Normally the cortisol level will rise after the injection; in most instances failure to do so indicates a problem with the adrenal gland. ...Read more
Regarding acth stimulation test. Do I have to be experiencing symptoms at time of test in order for it to show positive result?
No symptoms needed: The test is designed to test the ability of your adrenal glands to respond to stimulation from the pituitary (by giving a synthetic form of the pituitary hormone), so it is not necessary to have symptoms for the test to be valid. The ability of the adrenal gland to respond to stimulation does not come and go on a short term basis, so the results will be the same no matter how one feels. ...Read more
What could've caused my false + (12% decrement) repetitive nerve stimulation test? 2 subsequent RNS and SF EMG are normal so it was definite false +
False positives: False positives are by definition variations of normal. Our body functions fluctuate from day to day. Normal ranges only capture 95% of asymptomatic people. The other cause for false positives is equipment error. Simple chance will result in false positives if enough tests are done. Sounds like it's time to stop getting these tests. ...Read more
Can I drive myself after acth stimulation test or should I have someone drive me? I don't know what to expect? Might I feel better or worse after?
An acth stim test. A cortisol blood test, an injection of cortrisyn followe by another cortisol blood test. It takes time, but you should be able to drive to and from work.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Adrenal test: It's a test to see if you have adrenal insufficiency (whether or not your adrenals are working). It typically requires a placement of an iv, blood draws from the IV line as well as injection of acth through the iv. It can be done in a doctor's office or in an infusion center. ...Read more
Is a stimulation test a start for a diagnosis of cfs/me? Why would this be done? Thank you in advance x
CFS is a diagnosis: Made if all other tests for illnesses causing weakness or fatigue are negative. Your dr is ordering these stimulation tests to check for diseases related to possible dysfunction in the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid or adrenal glands. Http://www. Webmd. Com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ http://nyp. Org/komansky/patient_care/medical_services/endocrinology/information_for_patients_and_families. Html. ...Read more
Syncortropin?: If you're referring to the Cortrosyn or syncortropin test, it's an injection designed to stimulate cortisol production by your adrenal glands. Blood is drawn, generally one hour after injection, and values should increase by a certain amount to be considered normal. ...Read more
While there can be: Variation between labs, these results appear to be largely normal. The baseline is normal (5-23 micrograms per deciliter). A rise from baseline of at least 7 to 10 ug/dl of cortisol, reaching at least 18 ug/dl at 60 minutes post-stimulation rules out primary adrenal insufficiency. A blunted response (not sure yours qualifies) may suggest secondary AI. Your Doctor will advise you. Stay well. ...Read more