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Dr. Michael Rothman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Diagnosed with gastroparesis, slow transit bowel and tight sphincter/rectal muscle problems. Help!?

Dr. Michael Rothman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Diagnosed with gastroparesis, slow transit bowel and tight sphincter/rectal muscle problems.  Help!?

High sympathetic : 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! ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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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
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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?

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. Ward Dean
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Board Certified, Neurology
36 years in practice
538K people helped
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What is the sphincter muscle?

Dr. Gamal Boutros
Board Certified, Neurology
36 years in practice
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What is the sphincter muscle?

Control of function: The sphincters are band of muscles around a lot of hollow organs controlling opening and closing around urethra, anus, mouth, eosophagus, stomac. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Can a damaged iris sphincter muscle recover on its own?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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No: Iris muscles cannot heal. You can have some surgical improvement if the iris is distorted or causes light sensitivity. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
14 years in practice
3M people helped
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Can ultrasound be used to detect sphincter muscle injuries or dysfunctions?

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
14 years in practice
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Can ultrasound be used to detect sphincter muscle injuries or dysfunctions?

Yes: Talk to your doctor about further testing. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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My sphincter muscle has been twitching on and off the past few days. Is this a sign of a serious condition? Scared.

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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My sphincter muscle has been twitching on and off the past few days. Is this a sign of a serious condition? Scared.

Which sphincter: muscle are you referring to?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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I believe I have a stretch mark on my external sphincter muscle. I've had a dull pain as if i need go use the restroom, but can go fine. Will it heal?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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I believe I have a stretch mark on my external  sphincter muscle. I've had a dull pain as if i need go use the restroom, but can go fine. Will it heal?

Anal sores?: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Saab
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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I sometimes suffer from a bowel sphincter muscle that gets painfull spasms for a few minutes then subsides. Only happens rarely, must i worry about it?

Dr. Ahmad Saab
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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I sometimes suffer from a bowel sphincter muscle that gets painfull spasms for a few minutes then subsides. Only happens rarely, must i worry about it?

Proctalgia fugal: Your condition is suggestive of proctalgia fugax which is as you described a spasm in the anal sphincter it could be painful but it is not a serious condition. It could be stress related topical numbing medicine might help. It is usually self limited. ...Read more

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Dr. Cathleen London
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
351K people helped
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How can I strengthen my anal sphincter muscle?

Dr. Cathleen London
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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How can I strengthen my anal sphincter muscle?

Kegel exercises: Not just for women :).

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Dr. Robin Rosenberg
Board Certified, General Surgery
39 years in practice
211K people helped
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Is there anyway to stop sphincter muscle from contracting 3 weeks after knife piles surgery?

Dr. Robin Rosenberg
Board Certified, General Surgery
39 years in practice
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Should not be a prob: If this is a sphincterotomy or sphincter repair topical nitroglycerine (rective or topical ditilizam should help. ...Read more

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