Top 20 Doctor insights on: Tight pelvic floor muscles symptoms

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have chronically tight pelvic floor muscles. I am male. It has contributed to significant muscle imbalances that are causing pain. What can I do?

I have chronically tight pelvic floor muscles. I am male. It has contributed to significant muscle imbalances that are causing pain. What can I do?

Pelvic Floor Rehab: If you haven't already you may want to look at doing pelvic floor rehab. There are physical therapist that specialize in this, both for men and women. ...Read more

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Can pelvic floor dysfunction (tight pelvic floor in spasm) cause leg pain? Awaiting botox in pelvic muscle

Can pelvic floor dysfunction (tight pelvic floor in spasm) cause leg pain? Awaiting botox in pelvic muscle

Check for sciatica: See your doctor and have her/him check of sciatica as a cause of the leg pain befor the botox injection. You might get better with physical therapy ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strained, injured, pulled or damaged pelvic floor muscle & what do they hold? Thank you.

Pelvic floor damage: The most common cause of pelvic floor damage is a vaginal delivery. Common symptoms include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and uterine or vaginal prolapse (something hanging out). There are pelvic exercises that can help strengthen pelvic floor muscles and a physical therapist can be helpful. ...Read more

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How does a mans pelvic floor muscles get overtight or overused?

How does a mans pelvic floor muscles get overtight or overused?

Almost impossible: Men have difficulty even knowing how to exercise the pelvic floor muscles, so an overuse injury seems to me to be impossible. If you think you have this, it is probably something else.
And no, a lot of sex wouldn't cause the pelvic floor muscles to be tight or overused. Generally, sex is a very good thing for men. But if you are having symptoms down there, best to get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the muscles of the pelvic floor and can they be damaged?

Pelvic floor muscles: The muscles of the pelvic floor are damaged by child birth most commonly. They include the superfiscial (bulbocavernosis, ischiocavernosis, transverse perineal) and deep perineal muscles (pubococcygeus, pubovaginalis, puborectalis, iliococcygeus, ischiococcygeus). ...Read more

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Doc tell me how to locate pelvic floor muscles?

Doc tell me how to locate pelvic floor muscles?

Ok: To identify your pelvic floor muscles, stop urination in midstream or tighten the muscles that keep you from passing gas. These are your pelvic floor muscles. If you contract your pelvic floor muscles while looking in the mirror, the base of your penis will move closer to your abdomen and your testicles will rise. Try Kegels. ...Read more

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Does washing my genetal with cold water strenghten my pelvic floor muscle?

Does washing my genetal with cold water strenghten my pelvic floor muscle?

Pelvic floor: No. You can strengthen your pelvic floor with Kegel exercises. There are even vaginsl weights that look like a tampon that you can use with the exercises to strengthen pelvic floor. ...Read more

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Dx with pelvic floor dysfunction (muscles in spasm) are physio exercises concentrating on the core/abdo muscles going to make PFD worse?

Dx with pelvic floor dysfunction (muscles in spasm) are physio exercises concentrating on the core/abdo muscles going to make PFD worse?

NO: Strenghten pelvic floor and PC muscles with Kegal maneuvers, pelvic thrusts and abdominal bridging and planking exercises. PT will work. Strenghtening gluteal and pelvic floor muscles. Ask you GYN about the use of pelvic/vaginal weights. ...Read more

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I have never had children and am not that old why have I always had such weak pubococcygeus pelvic floor muscles - I used to be very fit when younger?

I have never had children and am not that old why have I always had such weak pubococcygeus pelvic floor muscles - I used to be very fit when younger?

Kegel exercises: Avoid heavy lifting, straining, and consider consultation with a urogynecologist. Practice doing kegels in the car anytime you are at a stop light. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

Speak to your: Obgyn about this and look into physical therapy. There are physical therapists who specialize in working with patients to strengthen pelvic muscles in order to better cope with back and pelvic pain. You have to be motivated and committed though. Your obgyn can be helpful in this pursuit. ...Read more

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Which muscles of the pelvic floor should be strengthened to help control urinary control?

Which muscles of the pelvic floor should be strengthened to help control urinary control?

All: The pelvic floor exercises called "kegel exercises" are the exercises prescribed for the whole pelvic floor. They must be done faithfully and for many weeks to be effective. I have prescribed them many times but most of my patients were not motivated to continue for the length of time needed despite many reminders. ...Read more

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What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it get stuck in a pelvic floor muscles? What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it gets stuck?

What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it get stuck in a pelvic floor muscles? What is a diverticulum pouch? What happens if it gets stuck?

It is a protrusion: A protrusion from the GI tract, commonly in the large intestine is called a diverticulum. It is pouch like protrusion caused by muscle weakness in the wall of the intestine. The diverticulum can get blocked or inflamed, often requiring medical or surgical treatment. In your case, if you have substantial pain, surgery may be the best solution. ...Read more

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Can Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Males cause a tight bladder neck? Or the other way around?

Can Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Males cause a tight bladder neck? Or the other way around?

Chicken or egg: Unless there is another problem in addition to the urinary ones, there is no way to know. If treatment of the tight bladder neck pharmacologically improves voiding there might be an improvement in the pelvic floor dysfunction. If this occurs, one could infer that the bladder neck problem at least partially caused or exacerbated the problems with the pelvic floor. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I cannot squeeze my pelvic floor muscles in order to stop the flow of pee? I've tried a few times but with no success.

Maybe: Speak with your doctor about kegal exercises for bladder control. If you have any type of prolapse the pessary stones help. Other devices are also available if it is serious. ...Read more

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5 weeks after my anal fiss. Surg I was diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction im on anti inflam and muscle relaxer. What exercise will improve this?

5 weeks after my anal fiss. Surg I was diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction im on anti inflam and muscle relaxer. What exercise will improve this?

Good PT: It would be helpful to work with a good pelvic floor physical therapist. They are skilled in both internal and external work which may be necessary. Usually some muscles are too tight and other muscles are too weak. Others are in a constant state of contraction. A consultation with a physiatrist specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

Pelvic exercises: The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underneath of the bladder and rectum. Pelvic floor exercise are used to strengthen pelvic floor muscles: If you someone has stress incontinence.
http://patient. Info/health/pelvic-floor-exercises ...Read more

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Does whey protein increase the PC muscles and the pelvic floor muscles size?

Does whey protein increase the PC muscles and the pelvic floor muscles size?

No data re this: Best way to increase muscle size is with exercise. But not sure what issue you are concerned w re these muscles. In women, kegel exercises can help. Applying the same concepts to male anatomy might help strengthen these muscles. Also making sure you are of normal weight can help w muscle definition. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more