Many diseases of the anus and rectum may cause severe rectal pain. Usually a doctor can identify such a condition by examining the area. One pain that cannot be so identified is proctalgia fugax, a sudden severe pain that lasts for several minutes and then disappears. An overview of the condition. Reviewed 2009.
|Author 1 First Name||W Grant|
|Author 1 Last Name||Thompson|
|Author Designation||MD, FRCPC|
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