• Guang Chen

Sharp pains around the bottom? Could this be proctalgia fugax?

Do you experience intermittent discomfort/pain around your bottom area? The discomfort can come on at any time. Sometimes, it can be so severe that it wakes you up from sleep. There can be multiple causes. If most sinister causes have been excluded, it may be a condition known as "proctalgia fugax". Proctalgia fugax is a poorly understood condition and is characterised by intermittent bursts of pain (seconds to hours) followed by long periods of normality. It is thought to be a spasm/cramp of the lower pelvic bowl muscles.

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