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What is levator ani syndrome?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Called proctalgia

Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women.
Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above.

In brief: Called proctalgia

Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women.
Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above.
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