Anal pain (proctalgia)
Anal pain (pain in the bottom) can be distressing, but is often just the result of a minor, treatable condition.
The medical name for pain in and around the anus or rectum (back passage) is proctalgia.
...Source: NHS Choices UK1
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Causes of Anal discomfort
- proctalgia fugax - a condition that causes episodes of sudden, severe anal pain that last for a few minutes at a time; medication that relaxes the muscles in ...
Diagnosis of Anal discomfort
When to get medical advice: Many common causes of anal pain will improve with simple self-care treatments, so you don't always need to see your GP. But it's a good idea to see your GP if:
- your pain is ...
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