Holding Bowel Movements And Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Painful)

Reviewed on 12/14/2022

Holding bowel movements is sometimes seen in young children and can result in fecal incontinence, which is referred to as encopresis. This can be associated with abdominal pain if constipation accompanies the condition. Painful muscle cramps and spasms can be related to muscle strain or injury. Pay attention to all your symptoms. Always discuss any concerning symptoms with your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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