This is a little embarrasing, I am having a problem with the anal sphincter, I have a twitch or spasm in my anal sphicter, it is not painful but very annoying as I sit all day long at my job as a medical record coder. Any suggestions? This is very annoying and comes and goes.
if you bite your nails, you could have pinworms. they don't really hurt anything, but you don't want them, either! if you engage in anal sex, it could be anal warts that are causing it. or if you have diabetes, it could be a fungal infection which is sometimes one of the first symptoms of the disease. or it could be caused by an allergic reaction to toilet paper or something you ate....rarely it can be a sign of an abscess, polyp or STD. best to go to your dr and let them have a look. i know it's embarrasing, but better to know than not! hope it's nothing serious and this helps you a little!
try this: at least a couple of times/day, tighten that darn sphincter as if you were trying to shut off a bowel movement. hold it for a few seconds. in other words, exercise it to strengthen it. get it in shape/tone. I had a different problem with my sphincter: every once in awhile, after intercourse, it would spasm---come on real slow and then become a painful dull ache which would last several minutes. Ever since I employed the exercise routine, the problem has not resurfaced. let me know if this helps.
I had a similar problem. Grumpy56 s suggestion: tightening the sphincter muscles a few seconds for a few times a day helps. I find that problem is caused in my case by sitting too long on the toilet. I dislike public toilets and spend enough time in loo at home in the mornings till I feel my bowels are empty. But the age (I mean getting older) and type of food consumed effect bowel function. Apparently the healthy style of pooping is 'dump and go'. Less time in loo and tightening exercise couple of times helped me to overcome the condition.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.