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Can you tell me what kind of doctor to see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

Both. Should be diagnosed and treated by a colon and rectal surgeon although treatment is less than ideal and effective. However, a crs will have had the most experience and knowledge. Read more...

How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

Time. Both are spasms of the levator ani muscles. The difference is largely semantic related to timing and duration of the pain. Read more...

Can you tell me what kind of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome/pelvic floor spasm?

Colorectal surgery. A colorectal surgeon would be your first choice. The availability of a pelvic floor manometry lab would be particularly beneficial. Good luck . Read more...

What kind of doctor should you see for levator ani syndrome/pelvic floor spasm?

Colorectal surgeon. In many CRS practices, pelvic floor manometry and training are offered, and are an important part of their practice. Ask you doctor to make an appointment with a surgeon specializing in colorectal disease, and ask if they have a pelvic floor manometry analysis available. Good luck. Read more...

I am a cyclist and have been dignosed with levator ani syndrome. Is there a way to cycle without agravating the symtoms?

Diltiazem ointment? Levator ani syndrome is a chronic spasm of the levator ani muscles that might be relieved by a 0.2% Diltiazem ointment like we would use for the spasm associated with an anal fissure. If you are not a racer you could try riding a recumbent that would place very different stresses on the perineum. Read more...

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about levator ani syndrome?

Rectal pain. Pain totally unrelated to stooling is likely to be associated to levator ani syndrome, characterized by painful episodes of short duration 20-30 minutes, usually at night and can be relieved by walking and warm baths. Also avoid constipation. Read more...