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Proctalgia Fugax Lupus
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?
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. ...Read more
Time: Both are spasms of the levator ani muscles. The difference is largely semantic related to timing and duration of the pain. ...Read more
None: They are generally the same thing, just different terminology. ...Read more
For over 5 years I've been experiencing severe bruising pain in my rectum/anus at night. I've googled it and proctalgia fugax comes up. Please advise.
Last night i had a pain which as i searched on the internet is referred as proctalgia fugax. In addition i d a stomach pain. Can they be related?
Internet Medicine: These kind of questions, especially from my patients in the office often make me smile. It is best to tell doctors symptoms rather than 'diagnoses'. Without symptoms and a history explaining what the various possible causes for the symptoms is difficult. It is also best to be seen in person when pain is part of the scenario rather than just hanging out on line waiting for answers that may not .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can proctalgia fugax be the reason for painful bowel movements? Pain is not severe and doesn't last long.
Probably not: Proctalgia is a spasm of the muscles around the rectum. Generally it is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) - spontaneous and without any precipitating reason. Pain with a bowel movement is more likely from anal irritation at the rectal orifice. Any more specifics requires a bit of detective work with a good history of when, what makes it better, worse, etc. ...Read more
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