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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 years in practice
2M people helped
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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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Allan Levine
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Dr. Allan Levine
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
377K people helped
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What are the common symptoms of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

Dr. Frederick Shieh
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What are the common symptoms of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

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

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Dr. G Funari
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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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

Dr. G Funari
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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If : If you have been thoroughly evaluated by your personal physician and ms specialist for these complaints then i would recommend that you be evaluated by a sleep medicine specialist for "restless leg syndrome". ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

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

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
25 years in practice
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Is fatigue a symptom of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
25 years in practice
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Is fatigue a symptom of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

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

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
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How do you differentiate between pelvic floor dysfunction and weak anal sphincter? Can one cause the other? What is the distinguishing symptom?

Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
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How do you differentiate between pelvic floor dysfunction and weak anal sphincter? Can one cause the other? What is the distinguishing symptom?

Continuum: 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

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
1M people helped
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What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
35M people helped
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What can be done to relieve sphincter of odi spasms?

Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
35M people helped
What can be done to relieve sphincter of odi spasms?

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

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Dr. Eric Teitel
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
26K people helped
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I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

Dr. Eric Teitel
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
26K people helped
I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

Proctalgia fugax: Is a conditon that effects many americans. It is episodic anal pain, and its cause is unknown. It is a benign condition, usually the spasm is of short duration. I've found that reducing caffeine in some people is helpful. ...Read more

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