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Diagnosed with gastroparesis, slow transit bowel and tight sphincter/rectal muscle problems. Help!?

High sympathetic

Calcium
high sympathetic nervous system activity will slow transit time, reduce ability to digest food, increase sphincter tone. Avoid calcium supplements (calcium increases sympathetic tone), consider magnesium supplmentation (magnesium blocks effects of calcium) See your doc. Good luck!
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What is the sphincter muscle?

Control of function

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the sphincters are band of muscles around a lot of hollow organs controlling opening and closing around urethra,anus,mouth,eosophagus,stomac
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How can I strengthen my anal sphincter muscle?

Kegel exercises

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not just for women :)
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Can hemorrhoid surgery affect your sphincter muscle?

Recovery

Bleeding
During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Hold pressure for 10 minutes while lying down. Sphincter dysfunction is a rare complication, usually temporary, but needs to be evaluated. Please call your surgery team.
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Can a damaged iris sphincter muscle recover on its own?

No

Iris muscles cannot heal. You can have some surgical improvement if the iris is distorted or causes light sensitivity.
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Dr. Timothy Silver answered:

Sphincter muscle spasms. Is this related to anything other than proctal fugax?

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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
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Can bulges at L3-L5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

Bulges and bowels

Intestine
Not likely. Bulges are not likely to cause many symptoms. In fact, using study data, bulges are actually more normal than not. So bulges do not imply any symptoms. You would need severe pressure on the nerves with obvious spinal stenosis (which could be aggravated by bulges if you had congenital abnormalities). So relax. May be a fissure, or other bowel issue that a GI doc would solve.
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Is there anyway to stop sphincter muscle from contracting 3 weeks after knife piles surgery?

Should not be a prob

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If this is a sphincterotomy or sphincter repair topical nitroglycerine (Rective or topical ditilizam should help
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to gerd by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?

Maybe!

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Thanks for asking b/c until I just searched, I would've thought no. While I can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain LES strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say.
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Dr. Scott E. Beard answered:

Can a tear in anal sphincter muscle occur without tear in skin? can it heal w/ only kegels and rest, w/o surgery?

Yes it can

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tear without a skin tear, muscles heal to some extent if jus t a partial tear, but the area will always be susceptible to reinjury and weakness. if tear is complete then no it won't heal without reattachement
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