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Butt pain?

Anyone with experience or advice on "Proctalgia Fugax" (episodic painful flare ups of the anus); or Levator Ani Syndrome (chronic steady pain in the anal/rectal/tailbone area)...or "Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia"?

I was awoken completely by surprise from sleep the other night by an excruciating painful anus that resolved itself in about 20 minutes (proctalgia fugax).

It was replaced the next day by a low dull painful ache in mt tailbone/rectal/anal area that isn't going away. The pain is significantly increased upon sitting.

My whole experience of life is changing because of this (and not for the better). Does anyone out there have any information or advice on these issues? I'd be grateful.

Dave
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Hey Dave

Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include GI infections/ inflammations, growths/ masses, neuro-muscular issues including PF/ LAS/ PFTM etc.; the latter being a diagnosis of exclusion. I would suggest considering a detailed evaluation by a gastroenterologist to rule out the GI possibilities before considering an evaluation by a neurologist. After a specific cause is identified, it can be managed accordingly. Meanwhile you could try using OTC anti-spasmodic medication and see if these seem to help.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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