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Sphincters Of The Stomach
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
If i can't throw up, does that mean I have a strong stomach, cardiac sphincter, or something else?
No : It means that you're not sick enough (yet). ...Read more
Sphinter of odd i dysfunction. Stomach keeps spasing anything i eat or drink hurts bad gets real tight and releases. Nno insurance what to do.
It does not need to: Normal anal sex does not cause any trauma to sphincter and so there is no question of heeling if violent and traumatic anal sex than it needs to be checked to see the extent of injuries.But it is hard to cause cause traumatic injury to aphinctor and these are not common. ...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
Sphincter of oddi: There a couple of options for pain management and to prevent recurrent pancreatitis including: calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ursodeoxycholic acid, endoscopic or surgical sphincterotomy, and even botulism or electroacupuncture (but these aren't standard treatments, and still needs more data). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time to get: checked out with Gynocology or whoever performed repair. ...Read more
Normal development.: Urinary continence is more than just the development of the external urethral sphincter, but requires significant development of the nerves, spinal urinary reflexes, and centers in the brain that can inhibit and promote volitional voiding. This is a complex system, and humans require 1-2 years for this system to mature enough for potty training. ...Read more
Why is there redness around my sphincter ani? Is it normal to have tight feeling when I try to tighten it?
Before worrying: have a doctor take a look. It is not possible to know without seeing it. Often when someone starts to examine their own body carefully, questions will come up. Most of the time there is no disease. But, the worrying can be stressful and last for a long time. ...Read more
I have stretched my anus sphincter from a sexual experience. Want it back to normal. Would consider surgery ?
Maybe: Please call your family physician and have him/her recommend a proctologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My upper e. sphincter opens 1.8 seconds to late when opening. Is that dangerous? I go to doctor on june 22nd. Should I be scared? Please help!!
Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ? Ie urinary hesitation ?
Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more
My GI thinks may have sphincter of oddi. So he is sending me to a specialist. I'm so scared but hoping this will be the answer! what should I expect?
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