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A 23-year-old female asked:

After googling, i found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. what is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not that similar: Endometriosis pain would be limited to the menstrual cycle. Proctalgia fugax can occur randomly. It affects men and women. It is thought to be a dysfunction of the nerves triggering the levator ani muscles.
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