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What are these rectal/anal spasms? They're nonstop and painless, just really annoying. Can I prevent them?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Rectal spasm

Motility, compliance, & sensation of the rectum are important to fecal continence.
Hypersensitivity to distension & abnormal motility patterns in the rectum are common in irritable bowel syndrome. In ibs-d patients, fecal urgency & cramping lend further to a hypersensitive rectum. Clinical testing distinguishes ibs from levator ani muscle dysfunction, sphincter dysfunction, dyssynergia, proctalgia.

In brief: Rectal spasm

Motility, compliance, & sensation of the rectum are important to fecal continence.
Hypersensitivity to distension & abnormal motility patterns in the rectum are common in irritable bowel syndrome. In ibs-d patients, fecal urgency & cramping lend further to a hypersensitive rectum. Clinical testing distinguishes ibs from levator ani muscle dysfunction, sphincter dysfunction, dyssynergia, proctalgia.
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