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Are there any men with Levator Ani Syndrome?

Postby fissurevshems » 30 Aug 2013, 20:18

So I have been having pain for 2 years now. Initially thought to be hems. I am now status post banding and eventually a THD. Then it was thought to be a fissure. More recently I am status post botox. After the botox therapy I was having even worsening pressure. I went to the CRS and he palpated the residual fissure and there was no pain. Then he lightly touched my levator muscles and off the table I went. He prescribed physical therapy. Are there any men out there who have this problem and have been through the physical therapy? If so how did it go?
Regarding the cause of the pain, it may have initially been hems or a fissure or maybe none of those at all. Maybe it was levator syndrome the whole time.
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Re: Are there any men with Levator Ani Syndrome?

Postby SSK » 26 Oct 2013, 10:40

Hi fissurevshems,
Just wondering how you are doing now? Do you have a confirmed diagnosis of levator ani syndrome?
I am 3 months post second LIS surgery for a fissure but still having issues. Doctors think that the fissure has healed from outside but need to do an exam under anesthesia to see what's going on inside. If no fissure is found, that points towards levator ani muscles in spasm. I can't believe how hard this is turning out to be.
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Re: Are there any men with Levator Ani Syndrome?

Postby alfa147adam » 13 Dec 2013, 07:03

Hi, I am a sufferer of these sorts of aches and pressure sensations for about 5 years on and off. I find times of increased anxiety make my problem a whole lot worse. It all started with an intense ache just between my anus and testicles. This was thought to be prostatitus so was put on antibiotics. This problem went away for a few weeks then I started to feel a dull ache in my anus. This was about 5 years ago and I have suffered ever since. I have had scans and seen specialists and they have come up with the conclusion that it is psycosimatic. I am a major worrier and I agree with what they say. When I am completely relaxed without a care in the world I am fine. No pain at all. I find the more I focus on this problem the worse it is. I can be sat watching tv and think to myself I haven't had this problem for a week or so and then boom its back and then it is all I can think about. Its like a sensation that I have to poop all the time and just really tense down there. I can feel a sort of flutter down there when things relax and it feels great but then it tenses up again. Trust me it is amazing what the brain can do to your body. Try not to let this problem take a hold of you. I have done this many times and it ruins your life. I am coming to terms with this problem and have lots of support. I am due to see a cbt expert to help and I am on anti anxiety meds. The body tenses up if it thinks we are under some sort of threat. Humans hold a lot of tension in the pelvic muscles.
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