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i have a twitch or spasm near my anus, feels like between my

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i have a twitch or spasm near my anus, feels like between my anus and scrotum. No pain, just a "gurgling" twitch. like when you get a muscle twitch from too much caffiene. I drink a cup of coffee every day. Everyone keeps mentioning worms on chat boards. I might call my doctor. I just dont want it to turn into a bowel problem. it has a similar sensation as when you have to have a bowel movement, only its more the sphincter muscle I think. I had a pain when I worked out a few weeks ago... like maybe i strained the muscles down there. or maybe i need more electrolytes and hydration.

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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 2 years ago.
Hi, welcome to justanswer , by what you have described , this is apparently nothing serious .So there is no need to get over worried or over concerned.

Specially when you have not experienced any additional symptoms like : nausea, vomiting ,diarrhea ,abdominal pain or rectal bleeding .

Although you should consult your doctor who will perform a stool culture to determine if you could have parasites , an abdominal X-rays and a physical examination to determine or investigate other possibilities ,specially conditions that could affect the rectal area like the presence of mass,polyps, hemorrhoids .

At the same time , your doctor will need to evaluate other factors like : medications you have been currently taking ,metabolic disorders , measure your glucose blood levels to determine if they altered or not , STD's and previous trauma medical history .

In most cases, this is nothing serious and it is product of an involuntary contraction of the pelvic floor ,rectal and anal muscles.

Like in your case ,there is no pain , you will probably not need any treatment at all .

When the spasm is accompanied by severe pain, there are some alternatives like inhaled salbutamol,diazepam or botox injections .

However ,in most cases, simple things like taking a warm bath will alleviate these spasms.

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