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What is levator ani syndrome?

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Sometimes, spasms of a pelvic muscle called the "levator ani" cause pelvic pain. Symptoms you may have:

  • Pain is related to sitting
  • Pain doesn't seem to be related to bowel movements
  • You wake up at night in pain
  • Pain usually lasts less than 20 minutes at a time
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017

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