How Do You Treat Proctalgia At Home?
– Sit in a tub of hot water.
– Massage the levator ani muscles to relieve the muscle spasm.
– Take over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen
A Botox injection around the anorectal areas will relax the muscles. An epidural injection or a local anesthetic will numb the pelvic areas to ease muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation. For severe proctalgia fugax, electrical stimulation of the anorectal muscles may provide relief
Although the cause of proctalgia fugax is unclear, spasm of the anal sphincter is commonly implicated. The condition may be more likely to occur after sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids and vaginal hysterectomy. There are also associations with other functional pathologies, such as irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety
Proctalgia fugax is a functional anorectal disorder characterized by severe, intermittent episodes of rectal pain that are self-limited. The diagnosis of proctalgia fugax requires exclusion of other causes of rectal or anal pain
Proctalgia fugax is common This condition is more common among women than among men,3 and usually affects patients between 30 and 60 years of age
- Sit in a tub of hot water. - Massage the levator ani muscles to relieve the muscle spasm. - Take over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen
Proctalgia fugax is temporary, but other types of levator syndrome can last for several days