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Sphincter Spasm Symptoms
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
Colic: The most common symptoms for sphincter of oddi dysfunction is biliary colic - usually episodes of right upper belly pain which come and go. This condition is almost always diagnosed after the gallbladder has been removed. You will need to see a gastroenterologist who specializes in this area for a true diagnosis. ...Read more
Not directly. . .: Check out http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction. Aspx. You're more likely to complain of "abdominal pain is the most common symptom; less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and diarrhea". I suppose you could be fatigued if you're not absorbing nutrition or eating right. Best to go see your doctor about fatigu. ...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
Multiple tiny non painful or puss filled bumps around anal sphincter. Not sure what it is can't find conventional diagnosis that refers to my symptoms?
How do you differentiate between pelvic floor dysfunction and weak anal sphincter? Can one cause the other? What is the distinguishing symptom?
There are numerous disorders that fall within a wide spectrum. They can be independent or closely related.
There are numerous tests as well as your history that would be used to differentiate the two. ...Read more
Varies: The primary systems involved in CP are the muscles and nervous involved in movement and maintaining posture. Abnormally high or low muscle tone and impairments in the control of these muscle are the hallmark of cp. Other systems can have associated problems, like seizures, visual defects and more. This is a broad diagnosis that varies from very mild to quite disabling, so its features also vary. ...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
Unlikely: Though everyone's body is unique, simply lying down is unlikely to cause a sphincter of oddi spasm. I in fact just searched the medical literature and cannot locate a report of this happening. Spasm may be related to shifting stomach contents, so spasm may occur if you are lying down with a full stomach. Sphincter of oddi spasm is potentially serious, so please consult a physician. ...Read more
I have a fissure., using cortisone cream -burning. He suggested botox I am having spasms in the sphincter. Will it go away? What's recovery time?
I have a UTI that seems to be making my sphincter of oddi spasm and is very painful. I'm taking an antibiotic. Should I just wait or go get checked?
Wrong Sphincter: The sphincter of oddi is a muscular valve that controls the flow of digestive juices from the pancreas and gall bladder into duodenum. It is not part of the urinary tract. That said, it is not uncommon for a UTI to cause spasm of the bladder neck and urethral sphincter interfering with normal urination: hesitancy, intermittency, weak stream. This will improve with antibiotic treatment of your uti. ...Read more
Hard to Know: Proctalgia fugax- brief episodes of rectal pain generally associated with, unpredictable spasm like pain that is often described by patients as: very sharp and twisting, lancinating, cramping, can awaken you from sleep. Last from seconds to as long as 30 minutes, feels exactly like sphincter muscle spasms, however- your doctor will still exam to rule out, lesions, fissures in that region. ...Read more
I sometimes suffer from a bowel sphincter muscle that gets painfull spasms for a few minutes then subsides. Only happens rarely, must I worry about it?
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
What else besides nitro cream (side effects not good) can be used to relieve pain from anal sphincter spasms and throbbing pain. Anything natural?
Diltiazem 2% ointmen:
50% of fissures will get better on their own, without any intervention. For the other half, the majority can get treated with these ointments.
Unfortunately, there is not a natural remedy that has been investigated that provides cure.
If the side effects are bothering you with the nitro ointment, Diltiazem has a lower side effect profile and higher cure rate. I'd suggest that. ...Read more
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
After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the whole of your body spasming just as you are drifting off to sleep?
Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more
For a week I've been having spasming in my left side. Kidney area it's not painful just uncomfortable. What can it be?
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?
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