Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sphincters Of The Stomach

Share
1

1
I have been diagnosed with Sphincter of oddi dysfunction which is painful in the abdomen area, what alternatives do I have to treat my back pain besides chiropractic which hurts it?

I have been diagnosed with Sphincter of oddi dysfunction which is painful in the abdomen area, what alternatives do I have to treat my back pain besides chiropractic which hurts it?

SOD: The answer really depends on details--mostly your labs and the size of your bile duct. Especially if you have Type I or II SOD, a gastroenterologist with special training in this area will likely be able to help. There is no proven role for chiropractic care for treatment of SOD. You should talk to your GI doc in more detail, and consider a 2nd opinion at a center specializing in SOD. Good luck. ...Read more

4

4
I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

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

5

5
Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

No, but can be part: Your sphincter can be contracted during kegel exercises, but kegel exercises also include contracting gluteal (buttock) muscles plus thrusting the pelvis forwards. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What will happen to me if I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction, will I have to have surgery?

What will happen to me if I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction,  will I have to have surgery?

Possibly: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is a difficult to diagnose condition usually made by a gastroenterologist. Generally it is caused by spasms or stenosis of your gallbladder sphincter and may be treated with antispasomodic medications. Sometimes a diet low in fat/cholesterol helps. Minimally invasive surgery sometimes cures this condition. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

7

7
I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction but have developed left sided pain under my ribs causing discomfort. Could you give an opinion.

I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction but have developed left sided pain under my ribs causing discomfort. Could you give an opinion.

Sphincter of Oddi: Dysfunction is a controversial entity and physicians debate whether it's actually a cause of abdominal pain, as after treatment, less than 50% of patients improve. Left sided pain may be due to stomach ulcers, or may be related to your generalized pain as part of functional dyspepsia. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.

Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.

ERCP ?: When symptoms are severe, the main treatment is to perform an ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). ERCP is a procedure for the examination or treatment of the bile duct and pancreatic duct. The procedure carries a risk of serious complications and is done under sedation by experts trained in the technique. It combines the use of x-rays and an endoscope. Manometry can help also ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
Can a torn pupil sphincter be repaired?

Can a torn pupil sphincter be repaired?

Yes: An eye md evaluation can best elucidate the nature of the injury and wether the risk for repair is outweighed by the benefits. There may also be other concurrent problems with your eye from the initial injury that need to be considered. A torn iris sphincter may be sutured. ...Read more