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Doctor insights on: Sphincter Spasm Causes

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Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Anal spasm: Anal or levator muscle spasm itself doesn't cause stool leakage, but associated anal fissure, lax sphincter tone or mild inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) may cause leakage of rectal mucus. A proctologist or colorectal surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Anal pain&stool leakage,did a colonoscopy& everything seemed normal.I think I have sphincter spasm which causes constipation which worsens spasm??

Anal pain&stool leakage,did a colonoscopy& everything seemed normal.I think I have sphincter spasm which causes constipation which worsens spasm??

Increase Fiber: This sounds terrible for you. Chronic constipation can result in anal pain and spasm. Ideally, increasing your fiber by eating a lot of vegetobles -- I recommend a pound per day -- will soothe your constipation and provide your daily dose of fiber. With a normal colonoscopy, often we have to circle back to lifestyle modification to help. Also try 4 prunes a day. Very effective for constipation. ...Read more

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The last few weeks I have been slowly increasing the amount of kegels i practice. Recently my sphincter muscle has been spasming. Why?

The last few weeks I have been slowly increasing the amount of kegels i practice. Recently my sphincter muscle has been spasming. Why?

Levator Spasm: Congratulations on starting your kegel's at the age of 23. If there's one preventative thing you can do for your genitourinary health, that's it. Sometimes though, contractions of the muscles in the vaginal region can lead to spasms -- levator syndrome/spasm predisposes you to tight, rigid muscles that require physical therapy to help you relax. Get a pt referral, you may need vaginal dilators. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures vaginal fissures be related to the same cause? Can spasm from sphincter cause a vaginal fissure? Unsure of sphincterectomy surgery.

Can anal fissures vaginal fissures be related to the same cause? Can spasm from sphincter cause a vaginal fissure? Unsure of sphincterectomy surgery.

Vaginal fissure : Are not related to anal fissure. Anal caused by the sphincter too right and tearing when you have bm. Sphincterotomy can be effective, but would reccomend stool softness and topical nitrate creams first, followed by Botox injections if that doesn't work. Sphincterotomy is last measure because of risk of incontinence. Vaginal tears are caused by trauma, especially if there is little lubricants. ...Read more

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What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

Anal fissure: Usually it is due to an anal fissure, aka; cut. Stool softener and warm bath usually improves in 1-2 weeks. And it is the anal sphincter ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's cause gallbladder failure and then sphincter of oddi disfunction ?

Can Crohn's cause gallbladder failure and then sphincter of oddi disfunction ?

Unlikely : They are not directly related. U can have one without the other. No obvious relationship between the two. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis recurs every few months with 1 day of extreme pain. What's the cause? I've been diagnosed with sphincter of oddi dysfunction in the past.

Pancreatitis recurs every few months with 1 day of extreme pain. What's the cause? I've been diagnosed with sphincter of oddi dysfunction in the past.

See answer: If you're truly having pancreatitis (with elevated lipase levels and/or imaging showing objective evidence of pancreatitis), you should see a GI doctor to evaluate for potential autoimmune or hereditary pancreatitis. If you were told of SOD, it sounds like you probably already had your gallbladder out. Alcohol is another common cause of pancreatitis. Rarely medicines or high triglycerides .. ...Read more

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I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid ( bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When i listen with a stethoscope, i am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more

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My question was - can coming off Flomax (tamsulosin) after the stone passes cause bladder spasming result from coming off FloMax (tamsulosin)? Stone passed - still bladder pain

My question was - can coming off Flomax (tamsulosin) after the stone passes cause bladder spasming result from coming off FloMax (tamsulosin)? Stone passed - still bladder pain

Yes, if...: If voiding symptoms are related with stones, yes, you should be able to be off Flomax (tamsulosin) - a alpha-blocker. However, few elderly men like to keep it on because they incidentally noticed Flomax (tamsulosin) help improve their already quietly impaired urine flow. For details, ask urologist for specifics and details. ...Read more

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What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw . It was not heart. ?

Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more

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Can tight,spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy

Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Which medicines can fix damage caused to the lower esophageal sphincter?

Which medicines can fix damage caused to the lower esophageal sphincter?

None: There are medicines like viagra (sildenafil) which can decrease lower esophagel sphincter pressure and there are drugs that can increase GI motility, but there are no fda approved meds that raise les-lower esophageal sphincter pressure. ...Read more

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What causes lower esophageal sphincter relaxation failure?

What causes lower esophageal sphincter relaxation failure?

Good question: Your question is a bit confusing. If you me what causes the les not to relax, this would be a neuromuscular disease called achalasia or perhaps chagas disease. If you are asking what makes the les relax too much, leading to gerd, that would be spicy foods, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, some medications, tomatoes and their sauces as well as others. ...Read more

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