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A 38-year-old member asked:

How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Time: Both are spasms of the levator ani muscles. The difference is largely semantic related to timing and duration of the pain.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
None: They are generally the same thing, just different terminology.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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