A 41-year-old female asked:
Once in awhile, i wake up from a deep sleep with pain in my rectal area. the pain last awhile. could it be proctalgia fugax.? 41yr old female. common?
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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Pain in derrière: Do you engage in anal intercourse? Are you frequently constipated? Do you ever notice bright red blood in the bowl before you flush or on the paper when you wipe yourself? Maybe you have hemorrhoids or anal fissures due to some underlying pathology. Speak to your doc about. Sorry this is causing such a pain in the ass, to coin a phrase.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2016
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