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A 62-year-old female asked:

pls advise whether colonoscopy is necessary if one suffers from proctslgia fugax?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Proctalgia Fugax: This is a painful spasm of the recto-anal region. There is no known direct cause known. Typically seen in the middle of the night when you awaken. It makes you go to the bathroom and try to pass stools but there is nothing. The colonoscopy is just to rule out other conditions like hemorrhoids, cancer, etc...

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