levator ani syndrome

levator ani syndrome

Chronic pain and/or pressure felt in the anus or high in the rectum. The cause is unknown, but muscular tension or spasm, nerve irritation, or tendinitis may contribute. Some patients improve with injections of corticosteroid medications.
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She was diagnosed by her specialist at that time with a suspected levator ani syndrome (i.e.
Frequently recommended treatments for patients with conditions such as levator ani syndrome and coccydynia include digital massage of the levator ani musculature and/or mobilization of the coccyx.
Evaluation of the levator ani and pelvic wall muscles in levator ani syndrome. Urol Nurs.
There are many different diagnoses associated with CPP including vulvar pain syndromes, interstitial cystitis, levator ani syndrome, piriformis syndrome, vaginismus, anismus, dyspareunia, proctalgia fugax, constipation, pelvic floor tension myalgias, endometriosis, pudendal neuralgia, and/or rectal pain.