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You may experience eyelid twitch or muscle spasm in your leg or back. Did you know any muscle in your body can spasm, including your pelvic floor and muscle tissue in your uterine walls?
You might feel a flutter in your pelvic area, a dull ache, pressure, or a full-on spasm. Read about pelvic floor muscle spasms and what to do about them.
A twitching or fluttering sensation in your uterus or pelvic area is a sign of a pelvic floor muscle spasm or a uterine spasm.
While you might ignore a twitch elsewhere in your body, like your eyelid, arm, or leg, you should pay more attention to twitches in your vagina or uterus.
While pelvic floor muscle spasms may be mild, they can become more severe and cause more painful and disruptive symptoms that can interfere with your life.
Uterine or pelvic floor spasms occur when the muscles in your pelvic floor suddenly contract or tighten.
It can cause various symptoms, including:
Some women describe the symptoms of pelvic floor spasms as similar to interstitial cystitis or urinary tract infection. However, when tested, there are no signs of infection present.
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Many factors can affect your pelvic floor muscles causing spasms and twitching sensations. Let’s review some of the potential causes of pelvic floor muscle twitches.
Psychological factors like anxiety or stress can also cause pelvic floor spasms. Your body may respond to stress with a clenching response.
You might be more familiar with tightness in your jaw or a tension headache due to stress. Your pelvic floor may also have involuntary contractions in response to stress.
Emotional pelvic pain shouldn’t be ignored. Taking care of your mental health, especially after emotional or physical trauma, can help alleviate painful physical symptoms, including problems with your pelvic floor.
You should make an appointment with your trusted physician at Maiden Lane Medical if you have any signs of pelvic floor muscle spasms.
For example, if you live with chronic pelvic pain, you should talk to your doctor to find out what’s causing the pain and identify the proper treatment.
Similarly, if you have any changes in your urinary or bowel habits, you should make an appointment to find out what’s happening before your symptoms worsen and interfere with your life.
Too often, women are conditioned to live with pain or assume that pelvic pain is just part of being female. This is not the case.
Pain is your body telling you something is wrong, and you shouldn’t ignore it. The providers at Maiden Lane Medical will not dismiss your concerns.
The team at Maiden Lane Medical offers comprehensive, personalized treatment plans to relieve pain in your pelvic floor muscles and reproductive organs.
The team of pelvic pain specialists includes physicians and pelvic floor physical therapists who can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your ongoing pain.
Your team creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs following a consultation, physical exam, and tests for diseases that could cause your pain.
Your treatment plan could include:
The Maiden Lane Medical team can significantly reduce pelvic pain and restore your health and quality of life.
Talk to your doctor if you have pelvic pain or other symptoms of pelvic floor muscle spasms. Often, when health issues are diagnosed early, treatment is easier, less invasive, and more effective.
Heather Jones, MD
Board Certified Gynecologist
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