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Experience:  Internist at Chest & Critical Care Consultants
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Do pace makers make you have spasms in in stomach and bowel

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do pace makers make you have spasms in in stomach and bowel area
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: no nausea or vomiting and for about 4 weeks
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no , but had a stroke a few yrs ago
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ashley Mires replied 8 days ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I'm an internal medicine specialist here to help you answer your question today. It is not uncommon for pacemakers to cause muscle twitches or spasms in the abdominal region--many patients have reported that the symptoms are exacerbated upon lying down, especially on the left side. Others have reported that muscle relaxers or even anxiety medication such as low-dose Xanax have helped alleviate these muscle twitches or spasms. In general, however, they do not typically lasts more than a few months and will eventually go away. If you find that this is not the case, it may be due to a lead problem with your pacemaker, and in that case would need to be something that your doctor would have to take care of. I Hope that helps you answer your question today.

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Expert:  Ashley Mires replied 8 days ago.

If you have any more questions, please let me know. I would be more than happy to answer as best I can. If you feel that I answered your question and are satisfied, then please don't forget to give me a 5-star rating upon exit, so I can get credit for our chat. Thanks, ***** ***** well.