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Treatments For Proctalgia Fugax
After googling, i found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. What is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?
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
Intestinal pain: With a diagnosis made from such big words you probably have seen a GI specialist. If not find one. Spasms can be intense and it is confusing to the normal stool and gas release management. I the meantime try frequent bathing. Try a hemmeroid cream at bed time. Try tightening and relaxing the anal muscles to gain more of a sense of how to help it when the pain comes. Check for pinworms ...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.
Both: Should be diagnosed and treated by a colon and rectal surgeon although treatment is less than ideal and effective. However, a crs will have had the most experience and knowledge. ...Read more
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
After reading symptoms, I think I may have Proctalgia fugax. I've had occasional bright red blood when passing a bowel movement too. Concerned?
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 cause miscarrage i havin pains in anus and vulva not all time but most day when I have orgasm or snezze sometimes and full of gas?
No: That will not cause or lead to miscarriage. ...Read more
I have shooting pain my rectal area, it starts in my ovaries. Stomach doctor didn't help much. Do I have proctalgia fugax? Or am i allergic to food.
If ur colonoscopy: Was normal, then that's reassuring and comforting.Proctalgia fugax is a possibility. It is a clinical diagnosis and is considered after all diagnoses are excluded or ruled out. God bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/rectal_pain/symptoms.htm. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/proctalgia-fugax-and-anal-pain. ...Read more
Are only fissures or lesions attributable to proctolgia fugax? Or can you have these spasms for no reason?
No reason : Anal fissures, fistula & hemorrhoidal disease can cause anorectal pain. Proctalgia fugax or rectal pain & spasms can result from these conditions but many times the cause of proctalgia fugax is never determined as it is generally a poorly understood & often difficult to treat disorder. ...Read more
Had bout of proctalgia faux 3 weeks ago. Pushed hard to try relieve pain. Since have dull tailbone pain. Could I have damaged something by pushing?
Several: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx. Use a pillow with a cut out. Anti-inflammatories. Decreasing/avoid exercise. If pain doesn't improve, see your physician. ...Read more
Hi I've got IBS and proctalgia but i don't get much pain is this right i get a prickly knot feeling in the rectum anal area?
It is different:
Ibs and proctalgia are different diseases.
Proctalgia is sudden and temporary spasm of some muscles in your pelvis around the rectum. If by "knot" you mean those muscles then you are right.
Ibs is irregular and abnormal motion of the bowels.
Both of them could be aggravated with stress. ...Read more
Hi I've been told I've got proctalgia but I have no pain I have a knot feeling in my or around my rectum anal area what could it be ibs?
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What do you mean by "knot"?
If you don't have pain in your rectum then you do not have proctalgia. Proctalgia is a very painful spasm of some muscles in the pelvis. ...Read more