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What is the definition of Levator Syndrome?
Levator syndrome is characterized by sporadic pain in the rectum caused by spasm of a muscle near the anus (the levator ani muscle). The muscle spasm causes pain that typically is not related to defecation. The pain usually lasts less than 20 minutes. Pain may be brief and intense or a vague ache high in the rectum. It may occur spontaneously or with sitting and can waken a person from sleep. In severe cases, the pain can persist for many hours and can recur frequently. A person may have undergone various unsuccessful rectal operations to relieve these symptoms.
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What are the alternative names for Levator Syndrome?
  • Levator syndrome
  • Levator ani spasm syndrome
  • Levator ani syndrome
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What are the latest Levator Syndrome Clinical Trials?
Rectal Versus Oral Diazepam Administration in the Treatment of Levator Ani Syndrome in Participants Who Have Not Responded to Physical Therapy Treatment: A Prospective Randomized Study

Summary: This research involves collecting data about levator ani syndrome (LAS) associated rectal pain and a comparison of diazepam treatment administration routes. The goal of this research is to see if an alternative route of diazepam administration provides sufficient control of LAS discomfort and low sleep quality while minimizing systemic effects of diazepam (drowsiness).

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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