Proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome are conditions which cause anal pain. Proctalgia fugax is a fleeting pain in the anus, lasting less than 20 minutes, with no symptoms whatsoever inbetween episodes. Levator ani syndrome is a pain which lasts for longer, but for which no other cause is found. Your anus is the very end of your gut, and where it opens out on your bottom.
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Levator syndrome is sporadic pain in the rectum caused by spasm of a muscle near the anus the levator ani muscle. The rectum is the section of the digestive tract above the anus where stool is held before it passes out of the body through the anus. The anus is the opening at the end of the digestive tract where stool leaves the body. See also Overview of the Anus and Rectum.
Symptoms and Causes of Anal Twitching
Jan 30, Acid Gastroesophageal Reflux. The anal twitching is also known as proctalgia fugax. The pain in anus usually occurs when muscles contract.
Rectal spasms proctalgia fugax can cause pain in the rectum. The cause of the spasms is unknown. Most people who have rectal spasms have episodes of sharp pain or severe cramps that last from several seconds to several minutes.