Here is My Question:
Hi, have you heard of rectal and pelvic spasms and pain and shooting rectal pain/spasm be related to the neuro effects of MS? I have an on and off shooting pain like a knife up the rectum shooting VERY high and causing pain in the back. And also spasm type pain in my pelvis. They did a CT and no obvious cause. Can’t get my neuro to call back or make an appointment. It seems like what I’ve read of proctalgia fugax or levator ani. Has this ever been something that could be caused by the neuro affects of MS? I have appointments with a GI and a GYN and saw my PCP.
Muscle spasm is a well know symptom of MS. It is conceivable that the pelvic floor muscle could be involved. Use of antispasmodic medication could be trialed.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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