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Anal pain

Pain coming from the bottom area is not something that we are used to feeling and, as a consequence, anal pain can cause a lot of worries.

What sort of pain is it?

  • A knife-like pain when you have your bowels open, and which may last for 10–15 minutes afterwards, is probably caused by an anal fissure. Some people describe it as like ‘passing glass’. In addition to the pain, you may notice some bright red blood on the toilet paper.
  • A similar knife-like pain can be caused by herpes simplex virus.
  • A nagging, aching discomfort made worse by defecation could be due to piles.
  • A throbbing pain, worsening over a few days, and bad enough to disturb your sleep, is likely to be caused by an abscess.
  • An occasional, severe, cramp-like pain deep in the anal canal, lasting about half an hour, is probably a condition called proctalgia fugax.
  • A continuous aching pain in the anus needs to be sorted out by your doctor. It is most often caused by a back problem (when a part of the spine presses on a nerve).

Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a split in the anal skin, just inside the anus, usually towards the back. The pain of an anal fissure feels like being cut with glass when you have your bowels open and afterwards. It is worse when you have had a hard bowel motion. You may notice some bright red blood on the lavatory paper at the same time. You may be able to feel a small lump alongside the crack; this is a ‘skin tag’.

Anal fissures are most common in teenagers and young adults, often after a period of constipation. Sometimes they follow childbirth. They usually heal on their own, but this often takes several weeks and the scar may split again.
 
What you can do. Do not feel anxious about the fissure. Although it is horribly painful, it is not a dangerous condition.
  • Avoid constipation – this is very important. Keep your faeces soft by eating lots of bran cereals, fruit and vegetables.
  • Smear some painkilling gel around the area just before you have your bowels open. You can buy a suitable painkilling gel from a pharmacy; they are sometimes labelled ‘for piles’ or ‘for haemorrhoids’. It will prevent the anus going into a spasm, which can make the problem worse. Do not use the gel at any other time, or for more than 1 week, because you can easily develop an allergy to its ingredients. If you notice soreness and itching, in addition to the sharp pain, it is quite likely that the gel is responsible.
  • Warm baths twice daily can help, if you have the time. Put a handful of ordinary kitchen salt into the bath.

How your doctor can help. You should see your doctor if the problem is not improving after 3 weeks. If you feel anxious about this, look at the section on seeing your doctor about an anal problem. For some treatments, your doctor will need to send you to the ‘rectal clinic’ at your local hospital. Some of the treatments your doctor may use are listed below.
  • Glyceryl trinitrate ointment, applied several times a day, heals about 50% of people (The Surgical Clinics of North America 2010;90:33-44). However, about 1in 4 people using this treatment gets a headache as a side effect.
  • A gel containing the drug diltiazem, applied twice daily for 6–8 weeks, seems to be as effective as glyceryl trinitrate.

If glyceryl trinitrate or diltiazem do not work for you:

  • Injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the muscle of the anus are a possibility. Botulinum toxin prevents spasm of the muscle, because it blocks transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle. Healing rates are about 69–90%.
  • The most common treatment (before diltiazem gel and glyceryl trinitrate ointment came on the scene) used to be a small operation under a general anaesthetic. The operation is designed to overcome the spasm of the anal muscle by stretching the anus. The pain relief is dramatic and instantaneous. In the past, this operation could leave you less able to control wind, but this is less likely with a newer type of operation called lateral internal anal sphincterotomy (British Journal of Surgery 2005;92:403–8).

Unfortunately, the fissure comes back within 3–4 months in about one-third of people treated with glyceryl trinitrate or diltiazem, and in about 40% of people after treatment with botulinum toxin (Gastroenterology 2002;123:112–7). Surgery seems to be the best long-term cure and is effective in about 90% of cases.

Herpes virus infection

A herpes virus infection can produce a pain similar to an anal fissure. Herpes can infect the anal area, either spread by the hands from a cold sore on the face, or transmitted as a sexual infection. At the anus, herpes often forms a crack rather than the small ulcers that tend to occur elsewhere. It can occur in individuals who have never had herpes elsewhere. The soreness occurs in episodes, each lasting for a few days. A genitourinary medicine clinic will be able to take a swab to check for the virus if you visit the clinic as soon as an episode starts; if you are worried about the thought of visiting a clinic, take a look at the section on visiting the clinic.

Abscess

An abscess close to the anus produces a throbbing pain that worsens over a few days, and is usually bad enough to disturb your sleep. You may be able to feel a tender swelling in the skin beside the anus, or the abscess may be hidden inside. This is unlikely to go away on its own; it needs to be lanced by a doctor.

Proctalgia fugax

Proctalgia fugax is a severe, cramp-like pain, deep in the anal canal. It usually lasts for a few seconds or minutes, but can sometimes last for up to half an hour. Between attacks there is no pain at all. Most sufferers have only 5 or 6 attacks a year. You may feel a need to defecate urgently, but nothing happens. It may even make you feel dizzy, or give you a headache. It occurs in both men and women. The pain often wakes sufferers at night, and men may have an erection at the same time. Some men experience it after sex. It is a mysterious condition; no one knows what causes it, but it is probably a spasm of the rectal or pelvic floor muscles and does not mean that you have anything seriously wrong. There are various methods of relieving the pain.
  • Try putting pressure on the perineum (the area between the back passage and the vagina or base of the penis) by sitting on the edge of your bath or on a tennis ball.
  • Sit in hot water or, alternatively, apply some ice.
  • Two paracetamol (acetaminophen) tablets and a hot drink may give some relief.
The problem with medications for proctalgia fugax is that the episode is likely to be over before the drugs become active, but medication might be worth trying if your attacks last a long time. The usual treatment is the asthma drug salbutamol, inhaled from a puffer at the start of the attack (Gastroenterology 2006;130:1510–8). This is only available on prescription, for which you would need to see your doctor.
 

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Wednesday, April 4th 2012

 


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Posted by Optional on 01/10/2014 at 10:10

My son has been putting toilet paper in his rectum, and he has notified me that he started to bleed and there was blood in the toilet, he has been doing this for a while now but it just started to bleed today. What should I do as a mother

Posted by mary on 22/09/2014 at 06:46

Have suffered anal pain for over 10 years intermittent sometimes wakes me up, dosnt last long, but so uncomfortable really not a good experience to have. First I thought I had cancer, I can just tolerate the deep dull ache lasts about 5 mins , just happens at any time , no reason,

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2014 at 12:10

I have proctalgia fugus since age 13, I am now 49. Its very painful and I nearly pass out during each attack. Happens nearly every couple of weeks. Im not a huge fan of naturalmedicines but About 4 years ago I started taking magnesium capsules for a reason that I don't remember. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Funny, about a month later I noticed that I hadn't had my usual cramp attacks in the rear end. So i kept taking the magnesium. The attacks occurred very infrequent and when I get a cramp, the pain is minor and goes within about 15 minutes. I had a cramp today and thought I should Google some information and came across this site. I never miss a days dose of magnesium as I'm to scared to. I hope this helps another sufferer of this painful condition. Regards P. 49 year old male.

Posted by natalie on 16/08/2014 at 08:24

Whenever I have sex with my boyfriend I experience pain in the stomache and anus a few days after,I even become constipated...what could be the problem?please help

Posted by kpkp on 11/08/2014 at 10:16

Hi, about a month ago I started having pains in my bum. I dont have any problems or pain when going to the toilet, it's only when I come to sit that it causes me pain, it then feels as though I'm sitting on an iron bar! The pain hasn't worsened but it has eased any either. Any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 05/08/2014 at 08:16

Hi so I'm 13 and I've had this anal pain come and go sometimes when I poo it's been doing this for about 3 or more years (unsure) and I need help to make it go away or to know what this is

Posted by Lewis on 05/08/2014 at 12:16

Please Help!! I have been having anal sex recently, the last time was just over a week ago, and it was abit painful. Since then I have been going to the toilet about twice a day and first of all there was a bit of blood on the toilet paper after I wiped this happened for about 4-5 days, I worried but hoped it would go away, and it has. I now have a small/sore lump on the opening of my anus, and every time I go to the toilet it stings, but I wash it and it's fine, I've had the lump for just over a day. Please help, what is it? How do I treat it?!?!?

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2014 at 01:04

So I noticed here was a sort of paper cut feeling like pain coming from my but hole area and I looked and my but hole area is reddish and there is a white ish bump by my but hole and I knw this probably bothered it more but I touched it to see if maybe it was just a cut or something but idk it hurts pretty bad and I'm not sure if his is related or not but since I was younger I've had bad pooping I guess and the other day I had a really hard time going to the bathroom and I don't knw if this caused this bump or not I'm going to leave it a lone and wait it out for a while before saying anything and if it still hurts neosporen on it and then after a whole maybe I'll talk about it but any advice on wht it is or wht to do?

Posted by Optional on 25/07/2014 at 12:53

So....where my anus is located. For some odd reason I now have some cut or sore there.. I have 1 at the top of my anus (towards my penis) and one at the bottom (towards my cheeks). I don't know how it got there. I don't remember going to the bathroom and having stuck poo. I discovered it while taking a shower and washing that area when I realized it was stinging from the water. I went running today and all of a sudden my penis starts to hurt. So I stop and took a peek into my shorts and noticed that there was a red mark there. I am not sure what I did but it also stings.. I drink pretty good amount of water but I'm not sure how these occur...

Posted by Optional on 11/07/2014 at 10:24

R u sure my butt feels like a bunch of paper cuts on the side am I the only one who has this ⁉⁉⁉

Posted by Optional on 06/07/2014 at 05:23

It feels like something is trying to push out of there, but when I push it hurts almost where my ovaries would be. I don't know what to do and it hurts very much.

Posted by Optional on 03/07/2014 at 09:55

I seem to defecate okay in the morning but my rectum becomes pressurized in the evening. A dull ache/pressure in the rectum as if the colon/rectum hasn't been fully evacuated. I drink plenty of water. Metamucil does help but I don't wish to become dependent on it because of weakening of the intestine muscles. Does metamucil do this as I am led to believe?

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2014 at 11:24

I'm having pain on the right side of my stomach since my husband and I had anal sex 2 days ago? Help.

Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2014 at 05:27

hello everybody recently about 1 week ago I have been experiencing anal pain that is present 24/7 from the moment I wake up to when I fall asleep the anal pain is constant and throbbing pain which only goes away when I sit down when I'm standing up it hurts constantly I haven no idea what it is I have told my doctor but she seems to just brush it off can anyone here please help me out I to any suggestions on what it might be thanks guys

Posted by Ang on 18/06/2014 at 07:00

My 14 month boy lately having constipation and we realise that when the poo poo pressure at one site of the anus and able to out. Is there any problem with the anus?

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2014 at 10:35

Hi the area around my girlfriends bum is sore. What is wrong? It doesn't match to any of the symptoms of usual problems listed on this page. It is not swollen and doesn't hurt when she defecates. Is it a trapped nerve? Or a small abscess? Although in the case of an abscess there is no lump or mark. Apparently it is just sore. It is a burning sensation about an inch in diameter of her bum hole and hurts more when she sits.

Posted by Lara on 15/06/2014 at 03:31

I think I do have a skin tag,however I had several bouts of diarrhea within an hour.I think it was the rich food I ate that caused it and I don't normally eat rich stuff.I felt a tear after I had diarrhea and it felt worse when I squatted.It's going off now although I hope I don't need another trip soon as it will be my 4th :/ never seem to have them with constipation and in fact I prefer that to the other because i'm left with a dodgy stomach for a while afterwards.

Posted by Optional on 06/06/2014 at 02:04

Hello I am 15 years old and I am experiencing some pain that feels like a really bad period cramp and its feels like a sharp pain in my butt too but when I do have my period I really don't have that bad of cramps but this really hurts. I occasionally go poop 3 times a week sometimes less than that I know I should go every day but I've had this problem since I was a little kid. What should I do?

Posted by James on 04/06/2014 at 10:07

Hi. My asshole has closed up and I'm not sure what is happening. It hurts to relieve my bowels. I'm young and very uncomfortable talking about it. Can anyone help

Posted by bae. on 04/06/2014 at 07:34

Hey I'm a 21 gay man , everytime I have anal sex after 2 days I've tears more like around my anus , I always use a condom nd a lubricant

Posted by Alyssa on 04/06/2014 at 04:26

I have been having anal pain for three months; I was diagnosed with an anal fissure but then it healed. I went back to the doctor since I was not feeling normal (anus felt, sore irritated, stinging, burning, papercut feeling) but I was told that they no longer see anything that could be causing the pain. I don't know what else to do, siting makes it worse.

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2014 at 07:26

Usually after eating fast food, i'll get a sharp pain right before i need to fart or poop. It doesn't happen any other time. I don't think it's anal Fissure, because i poop about 3 times a day. I'm also not very sexually active, so i doubt it's herpes. Sometimes it hurts to bad it makes me jump.

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2014 at 03:51

I had anal sex with my bf. For the first time, it hurt really bad, wasn't even in half way and I screamed, he stopped automatically. Now I have a ball of swelling I believe on the bottom of my anus. Should I be concerned, should I see a doctor.

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2014 at 04:49

My faeces are strong mixed with blood,after visiting d toilet there are pains and they last for a very long time

Posted by QueenTrill on 23/05/2014 at 12:55

Whats it called if you get a scratch in your but & it burns & itches

Posted by Carlton on 18/05/2014 at 09:04

Had anal sex and had like a throbbing pain in my anal so I decided to check it out , the pain is gone but I still havent popped, and I dont feel like I need to poop, just occasional farts

Posted by ValOptional on 18/05/2014 at 12:44

I can't sit on my bottom because the pain is so sore the pain is like a baby trying to push out my bottom it's really painful

Posted by Optional on 12/05/2014 at 01:32

s ore itchy anas painful and upset tummy stops me sleeping tried creams from gp but still persists

Posted by ouch on 01/05/2014 at 09:55

my butt hurts a lot its more like a sore or aching feeling and it hurts to walk

Posted by embarrasing on 29/04/2014 at 03:23

I have been diagnosed with hepres simplexe awhile ago I had cold sores on my lip not genatil herpes but now and it came out of no where pain in my lower abnamine and in my anus... Its sharp but I've had this before and it just goes away but I don't no what it is and it hurts to move and walk I can't even get out of bed ATM because its so bad!! Someone please help!! :(

Posted by Optional on 20/04/2014 at 09:25

I've had exactly these Proctalgia fulgax symptoms off and on at very irregular intervals ever since I was in my early twenties. Once i realized it was nothing serious I've found it fairly easy to deal with, but the pain can be extreme for up to fifteen minutes. Moving around helps, likewise meditating in a kneeling, sitting on the heels position, if you know how to meditate. It is obviously stress related. Occasionally after sex...

Posted by Optional on 13/04/2014 at 01:47

I have small cuts on my anus and it itches really bad at times sometimes even unbearable pain that shoot all the way up tried hemrod cream but doesnt seem to help what is it

Posted by Gold on 05/04/2014 at 10:53

Its my 1st time 2 have this pain when I go to toilet,I feel like there is a knife stuck in side my anus and its painful I thought the pain was gonna go away bt I was wrong

Posted by Optional on 09/02/2014 at 05:21

It sounds like hemaroids get the capsules they help with the pain a lot

Posted by Rag on 04/02/2014 at 03:03

I get pain while doing motion and after that pain remains intact. I have not had such kind of pain in the past, but from past few days I'm experiencing this. How can i get rid of this pain. Please help me.

Posted by pp on 02/02/2014 at 06:26

i fell anal pain only in the night before sleeping , feels as if my bowels are opening and closing to avid pain.. please give the solution....

Posted by Optional on 28/01/2014 at 09:46

I've been waking up at 4am these past mornings and I have to go to the bathroom immediatly after. There's a throbbing, unsupportable pain in the anus region only when I need to go to the bathroom. My daily diet hasn't changed at all since a very long time so I'm really confused. Sometimes, like now, the pain just stops and when more poop comes out, it starts hurting again. It's more of a diarrhea texture but has clumps sometimes. It's unbearable the entire time that I poop. I'm going to see my family doctor in the next few days, ASAP.

Posted by Jane on 11/01/2014 at 08:33

omg I get a pain in my anus that stops me in my tracks. it is like a knife is being stuck up my butt. I bow my back and wait for it to pass (usually 20 second intervals) it is quite possibly top 3 worst pain in my life. Right up there with kidney stone. Thank God it's brief. So bad, I feel like I could pass out. what the hell is this. thanks.

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2013 at 08:15

Wow, that explains a lot I've had it before but this its really bad soo painful. Thank you, I glad to know its not dangerous.

Posted by mike673 on 15/10/2013 at 05:32

I had surgery (LIS) performed 9 weeks ago, and my anal pain is STILL unbelieveably painful!I use sitz bath 5X/daily, drink Alot of water, Eat a TON of fibre, and use topical gels, but nothing helps.Sitting or driving is almost Impossible!I stand up to eat.Don't sleep long at all.Taking Percocet 7.5/325 4 times a day do absolutely nothing for the burning pain. Nothing in the world is worse than this!!!!Sucicide has entered my mind because My life is ruined!

Posted by Optional 007 on 05/10/2013 at 10:02

my daughter has problem of anal pain and not passing the motion after two to there days she had motion and the anal part is burning so please help me for the solution.

Posted by christina on 07/09/2013 at 10:32

hi i have written on your site before telling you about my pain i have had an epidual steriod injection in the spine i have had no relief from this pain for 4 yrs now the spasms are really bad i cant walk far i am getting fed up now it wont let my bowel rest it really hurts to sit has anyone got any ideas of what i can do i am at my wits end with it all i am narly house bound and at my ag i want a life back please help me thanking anyone out there god bless you all .

Posted by NDAhmed on 03/09/2013 at 04:42

Its very painful inside my anal region.I have been to the senior surgeon who treated with antibiotics 500 mg three times a day (2 different makes 10 days each). Recently using another coflac tablet under same doctor advise who relates it to psychological because when I am lying on bed its pain free but in sitting position its very very pain full. I am suffering for the last about 4 months first considering its pile disease but my doctor is taking it otherwise. There was some fluid like thing coming out of anas.but after use of antibiotic it stopped.please guide me how to overcome my this painful problem.about an inch inside there is a skin like piece right from my boyhood and in my opinion it is causing all the pain specially after bowls.

Posted by tamara on 02/09/2013 at 10:02

my butt between the cheeks itch like crazzy but hurts at same time.... do u no wat the problem could b or to get rid of wat going on ????

Posted by Optional on 01/09/2013 at 02:01

Feeling pain during passage of motion. It has come earlier but got relief after medication. Now it is coming again. Plz suggest what to do. I work in shifts.

Posted by kim on 02/07/2013 at 10:46

For the last week or so iv not been able to pass much waste,the slightest push creates a pain that spans lower abdominal and lower back,I eat lots of fruit and veg and nothing has worked any ideas to help? Please

Posted by Optional on 13/06/2013 at 12:34

Hi I had botox in my bottom for anal fissure over a week ago it is still so very painful and im in tears most of the timr I cant sit down nor wlalk properlly im finding it very hard to pass a stool wich im on lactalos, sennas and other laxatives im also getting a yellow smelling water from my backpassage plzz is this normal im on the verge of giving up as the pain is so unbarable now

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2013 at 09:40

ok ineed to use the rest room but i cant poop the pain realy hurts it feels like a sharp object is comming out im sure its anal fissure, anyway i havent beeen toilet for 3 days its irritating me so bad please help

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2013 at 11:08

Ive been suffering from fissures and hemoroides as well, as acidic stool. Its like a burning stinging pain. Ive lived with this for 6 years soon, and the doctors are of no use. They only perscribed useless lotions, though they relieve the pain. They dont remove the couse.

Posted by Keimek on 18/04/2013 at 03:09

I experience pain around my anus after I pass stool (sharp pain). I checked and felt around the anal area. Some soreness is there. When I pressed around the anus felt a lump one side of the anus. Pressed it and it is painful. Experiencing small leakages when I pass wind. It is about 4-5 weeks that this has been going. Drinking lots of water and increasing fibre intake to help ease the pain. Pain has not eased. Please advise. Thank you. Keimek.

Posted by Optional on 16/04/2013 at 10:10

i have like cuts and it bruns when i go to the restroom should i go see a docoter what could this be????

Posted by craig on 13/04/2013 at 12:41

I have constant anal pain both pinching and stabbing what does that mea

Posted by Optional on 10/04/2013 at 02:26

Lump on ass that looks like a clover leaf is maybe something called rectal prolaspe, you need to get to the doctor

Posted by Optional george on 07/04/2013 at 06:24

In February I woke up one morning n felt a slight pain not exactly in my anal but at the starting of the bottom at the edge,but as the day goes by it worstens,it was so intense tht I could not bend,if I laugh it hurts,when am sitting it's very painful,the next day it got even worst,when I was going home from work I bought an omnigel the first time I apply it helped,the main didn't went completely until the second time.Now it happen again I felt it slightly Friday night,now it js worst I apply the same omnigel four times n it still not helping,am really worried.

Posted by Optional on 21/03/2013 at 02:47

Proctalgia fugax I've been suffering with this for years but could never understand why. I haven't had an attack in a long time, however today wore some underwear I haven't worn in a long time and then tonight woke with the awful pains. I don't know if pure coincidence or if related?!? If it is related then these pants shall be going in the bin lol

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2013 at 01:35

I have. A lump in my ass sticking out it look like hemoroids but it look like a clover leaf and it huts to sit .. And burn. What it it

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2013 at 03:08

my sphincter hurts to the touch when i wipe, there is no blood and does not bother me during the day, only when its touched from wiping, i tried to look and did not see anything unusual . what could it be, its been bothering me for a few weeks, some times more than others

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2013 at 10:08

I can honestly say I have been having some discomfort using the washroom the last 2 weeks now. I had all constipation like symptoms at first now I cannot use the washroom haven't for 4 days I feel angry and just not my self. When i did use the washroom a few days ago I did have throbbing for a good 20 minutes could someone throw me so advice or information it be helpful

Posted by Optional on 11/03/2013 at 11:17

hello, I have a problem for years now. 1. First it was bleeding, a lot of bleeding. When I go to pass bowl, all that would come is blood, and it was coming like from a faucet. If I don’t just stop the bleeding with paper after I cannot sit anymore, it would not stop on its own. Now, that is happening from time to time. 2. Also, sometimes my anus looks as if grapes are growing on it and sometimes not. 3. Sometimes I have pain that makes it difficult to sit or sleep, and sometimes when I sit long the clothes get blood on them. 4. Most current at this time present problem is that I am having a lot of pain trying to pass a bowl. It feels as if my insides are coming out, and most of the time, I just stop, because it hurts too much. Looking at the anus, I cannot see anything major. The pain is strong fresh after and makes it hard to sit. Also, throughout the day I have a tingling feeling in the anus which obviously does not allow me to relax. Could this be more than one issue?

Posted by Optional on 07/03/2013 at 09:35

My bumm hole is really red itchy and has a few cuts in it, I had worms so my bumm was really itchy. I was wondering if polysporin will work to heal it or not

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2013 at 04:08

I have pain in my rectum with itching and also leg pains. At my lower pack it seem very tight. What could this be ?

Posted by BeCareful123 on 27/02/2013 at 10:25

I am having problems with really bad anal pain I am 13 and I feel like I have a scratch on my anus and find it incredibly hard to get to sleep is there any advice from anywhere. Anything will be appreciated

Posted by Optional on 27/02/2013 at 04:34

THANKING U SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP ANNE

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2013 at 07:19

I have really bad anal cramps when I am on my period. I can't make a bm without screaming. It also happens unexpectedly. I can be home, sitting on the metro, or in class. I really need help. Is there any hope for me?

Posted by Olita on 20/02/2013 at 09:32

I have really bad anal pain....its kinda hard to describe...its like a throbbing pain inside my anus...nd it only gets worse wen i have a bowel movement...i have to lift myself off the toilet just to ease the pain....i have had this problem for abt 8hrs now..someone please help

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2013 at 03:27

It's abt my mom. She's 47. She sometimes has a sudden anal pain, but its very rare, like atmst 2-3times a year. It lasts for few seconds or few minutes. As far as she remembrs, she has had this thing for 20-22 years atleast, if nt more. She says drinking hot water gives her relief and eases the pain. Can you tell me what might it be?

Posted by JAMES O'CONNAR on 15/02/2013 at 01:54

I HAVE ANAL BLEEDING AND MUCUS, BUT AFTER BOWEL MOTION I HAVE THIS PAIN WHICH IS SHARP AND VERY VERY SORE. IT CAN LAST FOR HOURS AND I MEEN MOST OF THE DAY AND NIGHT MOSTOF THE TIME. I AM WAITING FOR AN OPERATION TO THE ANAL FISSURE AND FISTULA WHICH IS IN APRIL. CAN YOU PLEASE ADVISE ME OF ANY THING I CAN DO TO EASE THIS AWFULL PAIN IN THE TESTICLE AND SCROTUM, IT ACTUALLY FEELS LIKE IT IS IN THE BONES AT THE AFECTED AREA. I WOULD BE MOST OBLIGED FOR A CURE OR INDEED PAIN RELIEF FROM THIS UNRELENTING AGONY. YOURS SINCERELY J.J. O'CONNAR

Posted by Anon on 13/02/2013 at 07:01

I have a little thing hanging out of my bum.anal area.i don't know why it's there?i don't know if its got to do with my pains in the lower stomach and in my bum.I have to paused when I get the 'shooting pain feeling' last about 3-5inutes it's extremely sore and embarking help?please:(( I'm young and don't feel comfortable tellin anyone?:(

Posted by Sore on 11/02/2013 at 11:28

I'm experiencing a throbbing pain in my bottom, inside the right butt cheek. Pain is heightened when I clench my butt cheeks and sit down / pass a stool. What could it be and what should I do to fix this?

Posted by Ciara on 10/02/2013 at 12:20

I hav rush under my bum n near my vagina both sides is painful n is lyk im developin a new skin there,it happen durin my periods i thought maybe is the pads im using.plz help

Posted by natasha on 09/02/2013 at 08:52

Hi i have really bad aches and pains all over my body mainly in my neck and top back near sholders and pain in groin abdominal area and the pain in my neck goes up to my head get throbs in my head tingling and burning i keep feeling like my face is in front of a bonfire and goes bright read maily at night some times its only at night amd i feel really sick sometimes the ache in my back that bad it feels like a sting and the pains down below is a throbing pain i have lower back ache and pain too from my lower back to top of my bum i feel really sick and sometimes heave as though im going to be sick i have dry mouth and i have noticed my bone joints are clicking when i move etc .... can anybody help me with all this its begining to get a joke i feel really ill im only 20 x

Posted by Optional on 18/01/2013 at 07:00

i have severe pain for up to two hours after every painful motion have been given the ointment mentioned which gives me long lasting severe headaches also it is painful to insert the cream into my anus

Posted by jackki on 11/01/2013 at 11:41

I've had a tingling in my bottom on the left bum cheek inside .I'm worrying as it feels like somethings up there .but I've checked and there's not just a SMALL painfully area .at first it started with shooting pains now its tingling especially at night .its been goin on for three weeks .

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2013 at 10:56

I've had agonising anal pain for over a week now, I can feel a small bump like thing on the opening of the bumhole. It feels like passing glass when I need to move my

Posted by sparks on 23/12/2012 at 11:41

I noticed I started having pains in my anal area , its not serious but its been on for about a week now . Read ur write up about possiible causes and treatments . But I take an Antioxidant Cleansing Bitters , could that be responsible ?

Posted by Optional on 23/12/2012 at 08:48

i have had ibs for 9 yrs but i have loose stools and tecently i hav been suffering wid pain in my bottom after a bowel movement. which lasts. a few hours

Posted by Adel on 23/12/2012 at 05:56

Dear doctor i have anal problem sometime its bleeding.could you advise me what kind of treatment i should take.thank u very much

Posted by Optional on 22/12/2012 at 06:55

I have pain in the anus that shoots up (quite sharp at times) and has even woke me a couple of times feeling as if i could go to the toilet but then cant!!! Its a pain thats like a knitting needle being pushed up and then leaves a feeling of wanting to break wind. Does anyone have the same or can help me as to why???

Posted by Little Helper on 21/12/2012 at 10:51

Hi! If your just constipated by or ask a pharmisist for lactulose oral solution. I suffered for ages with constipation and but pain. I couldnt sit down! Though, The solution will clean you out. It gives no pain, but dont use it to much or its bad and does the oposite! Also the more you use it the less effect it has. When thats done, if you got pain, have a pain killer and try change to a healthier diet. Then use prunes as they're a natural fruit and about 2 a day work for me. Also if your hot when going to the loo, put on the fan or take of a jumper. Also do not hold it in. I could have avoided my constpation if I had stoped holding it in and stuff. Trust me all this works. If not, 1 word, doctor! I 've been there. Its embaressing but dont suffer in silence.

Posted by TLC on 21/12/2012 at 04:43

Ask your doctor about hemorrhoids and treatment for hemorrhoids.

Posted by Ritu on 18/12/2012 at 07:05

constipation and anal pain.suggust some pain killer or cream to apply on that area

Posted by Help!!! PAIN. on 16/12/2012 at 01:47

so i dont pass a bowel movement very often maybe 2-4 times a month an yes i know thats a problem in itself but this pass week i could feel i was going to be able to an i took some medication to soften it because i dont go so often its usually very hard well i finally went last night but now i have a new issue after i forced the end of it out i wiped an all there was on the paper was blood an its very painful now an i have to use the bathroom again it usually takes 2 larger trips to the bathroom over several days to relieve myself so now im extremely sore cant sit directly on my bottom an need to go again any suggestions on how to relieve the pain to maybe go again or if not atleast sleep comfortably because i feel like i have little cuts all around my hole an the softening medicine isnt helping just forcing the crap out of me literally ,,, please take seriously young lady in lots of pain! Thank you!

Posted by Optional on 12/12/2012 at 02:14

i have a piece of extra flesh in my anus. it has very bad pain. when i am in toilete it gets out but other times it is hidden. i wanted to know what it is, and if it is not dangerous. Thank you

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2012 at 05:15

Hello. Im 17 and here and there I have a cramp like feeling in my anus and it seems to have gotten worse I cant even use the restroom sometimes from the paint I feel as if I cant move. They dont seem to last long but the pain seems to be getting stronger and its starting to happen a lot.

Posted by Optional on 06/12/2012 at 07:09

I have this really bad pain around my anus and I noticed that its red , I feel like I'm really going to die, I can't sleep at night bc of the pain , it hurts when I sit down and when I stand up I still feel the muscle in my butt like its really killing me and its so embarrassing

Posted by Edwin on 02/12/2012 at 05:21

Since l started jogging 10 years ago, l have very fit, but 4 years l started experiencing underside grabbing pains very painful indeed lasting 10to30min, ie from my back centrally via bottom to my lower stomach. I reduced my jogging from 10km to 5km but still increased. Was tested for calcium n b12 vitamins but are very ok. Kindly assist.

Posted by This might help on 27/11/2012 at 04:27

If you read up on hemrroids you will know that everyone has them. They just get inflamed, swollen or irritated some are stretched out worse then others. What ever you want to call it. If yours are damaged already from childbirth, lifting heavy objects or anything that puts pressure down in that are will cause a flar up down there to worsen. When it becames swollen inside or out and you feel like your passing glass, have bleeding or side effects that are written above you need to baby yourself big time in that area. I saw an article that posted Vicks baby vapor rub. Use a q-tip and insert some into your rectum and surrounding area. I would do this before bed. Not to much just enough to slightly cover the area and inside. Take some advil(Ibuprofen) it helps with swelling and muscle pain. During the day keep area dry use baby powder or corn starch. On the outside of your anal area needs to stay dry so you don't create more sore areas. I also know for some people you avoid going to the bathroom because of pain so you hold it back. Well your causing more damage. You can get freezing cream by asking your pharmacist for a topical anesthetic. In Canada you don't need a perscription for it. Just tell them you would like some to pierce your child's ear. It will take about 10min or more to work. Also go and buy some bran muffins or something with lots of bran in it. You need to soften your stool but you don't want diarreha. Try and remember what you did to cause the flar up. Were you constipated and pushed down there to much? Did you just have a child. Do you lift weights or heavy objects. What ever it might be you need to do the opposite. When you pick things up or doing a squat position make sure you tighten your anal muscle do not push out. If your pushing hard to have a bowel movement. DON'T. Eat some bran or search foods you like that help soften stool. Once you irritate down there you really have to work on babying it or it will get worse quickly and then you will create more pain for yourself. For people who continue getting flare ups you really need to watch your diet and baby yourself in that are more then others. These are just suggestions:)

Posted by Pain on 27/11/2012 at 11:28

Hi....last around one month I am feeling pain in my anal and I went to doctor and I used one gel which suggested by doctor and pain gone now again imam same problem.what should I do.thanx

Posted by Peter on 22/11/2012 at 01:59

I have undergone 7 operations over the last 18 months for anal abscess / fistfulas. Although the fistula surgery finally seems to have worked. I am still in discomfort when I sit down. I been told I have chronic pain syndrome. I currently waiting to have a second opinion re my surgery. I am also considering an internal tens machine being fittedvtonremoved they pain, Have you any other suggestions for what is causing the discomfort or how to cure it. Thanks Peter

Posted by Hans on 21/11/2012 at 06:22

GP diagnosed anal fissure - 8 weeks now. I have no bleeding and my pain is continuous - you suggested in text that the pain is only there when passing stool? Sitting on the toilet is the most comfortable place.

Posted by gary on 15/11/2012 at 08:40

burning sensation when i go för a poop

Posted by ouchh!! on 13/11/2012 at 06:07

hello my bum is killing me, its a little itchy but painfull at the same time. when i go toilet it is like passing glass and even though i wipe well when im finished, it feels like bits of glass are hanging from my "hole" sometime the pain can last for hours and stop me from going to sleep can anyone shed some light before i go and see the doctor. Thanks

Posted by Mary on 11/11/2012 at 08:35

I will like to say thank u

Posted by KAS on 21/10/2012 at 10:47

Hi, its a bit embarrassing but my bottom burns after I go to the Bathroom, not so much to pass urine but when I open my bowels. my bottom will burn for most of the day if this happens and when I go to the bathroom I find that I have not cleaned myself properly when I have. is there anything I can do to help prevent this?

Posted by Optional on 16/10/2012 at 04:58

Mine is terible..! I cn't evn slp ryt nw.. My faeces is hard and my anus pain like craze ., any day if i go to toilet that mean no sleep 4 that night

Posted by Optional on 12/10/2012 at 10:16

I have this pain on a muscle beside my anus and I noticed that the muscle is a bit swollen inside.which give me pain even while walking on my left buttock pls help me with possible solution.

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2012 at 09:18

I have a red bubble on my bum and it has all white like stuff around it it also on the red bubble has a long swollen bit attached to the bubble it hurts when I ly on my side and also hurts when I pass wind I'm really scared !!!!!

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2012 at 10:36

Please help me,i have found out that after defecating and proper washing of my anus,i still found out that my pant will still be stain with feaces before the end of the day with wet anus.

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2012 at 04:05

serve shooing pains up my bottom but i cant even think about going to the loo as scared as the pain gets worse. It just started about an hour ago and have taken ibrofene to help relax but this is the worse i've every had it.. keep coming in waves.. even breaking wind is agony.. may try bath but nervous that i will have another spasm..

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2012 at 06:36

I am not able to relate my problem to any one of the above mentioned. In my case, when ever i defecate it causes me pain, not in the anus but in the muscles in rectum. While stool is coming out there is no pain, but when the muscles contracts it causes a lot of pain. many times i feel to defecate, but when i go nothing happens. but whenever stool comes out, then i feel a lot of pain in my muscles of rectum.

Posted by cpt on 13/09/2012 at 01:02

hi since yesturday i have been going to the toilet and after iv had a poo it really stings i have to keep my bum cheeks spread apart 4, 5 minites and then it goes can you help thanks

Posted by ouch!! on 11/09/2012 at 09:17

I've been back & forth to my Gp @ least 5x over the last 4 wks complaining of a pain-in-the-bum (no, it's not me!). I've been told I have an internal pile + a skin infection around the anus. Prescribed 'anusol' ointment + 'canestan' cream initially, then 2 separate lots of 'sheriproct' suppositories & now 'betamethasone valerate' ointment for (in the GP's words) EXTREME soreness around the anus. I've been booked-in for a sigmoidoscopy as my GP says this will show more being closer to the bowel (originally he'd said a colonoscopy). Sometimes the pain, which feels like something being stuck-up my anus, is so severe I'm forced to cry out in agony. Pain seems worse for a short while after a motion (which occassionally has specks of bright red blood on the tissue. Any suggestions anyone??

Posted by Optional on 06/09/2012 at 11:43

What does it mean when I sit down and it hurts my butt but inside it happenes randomly it kinda feel like I need to poop but I'll go and it sill hurts when I sit down. What should I do???

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2012 at 11:22

Slightly different symptoms, but good site....

Posted by lara on 07/08/2012 at 01:40

im 17 and i think i have 2 anal fissures for a few months now its never gone away and it has gotten to a point where i dread going to the toilet as the pain is unberable. I tend to hold my bum cheeks apart and nearly stand up with them pain of passing feces, the toilet is normally covered in blood and so is the tissue and sometimes i get a lump of blood on the tissue. i am constipated and i get stools but i cant seem to get away from the constipation and ive tried taken senakot and everything, when i feel my anal it has 2 skin like objects on the cuts, im just getting sick of this its upsetting me a lot as im nearly scared to go to the bathroom anymore because the pain is so sore. i always try to relax when i go to the toilet and sometimes it works for a second and then i just cant relax anymore. i also get a pulse like sensationg in my anal after passing feces. please help its ruining my life and im really embaressed to go to my doctor even though i want to and just get this sorted out. i would love to get the surgery and hopefully would never have to be terrified to go to the toilet :( :(

Posted by Anthony on 02/08/2012 at 01:24

Can you injure a tailbone forcing a bowel movment do to constipation. After I did this,a couple of days later I began to feel my tailbone was hurting.

Posted by rizwan on 31/07/2012 at 05:20

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Posted by Optional on 30/07/2012 at 02:53

useful information at least i have peace of mind having narrowed my problem to 3 posbl causes, the description of a laceration suits my situation best. I will try the salt since i cant aford a doc...i have noted the blood before, i thnk its not a good idea to have sex just after a stool as th pain can be worsened..

Posted by No pain on 30/07/2012 at 02:35

Hey I got a skin tag / rough patch on my anus but the skin tag seem like they're going to fall off and rough patch is most worrying but it's completely painless I'm am sexually active i haven't had. Hep injections I don't really use condoms but I only slept with 3 people and I'm worried

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2012 at 07:08

I had this pain too... God.... It hurts Like Hell... In the First Few days I could not do anything for hours, not until i was advised to take Bitter Leaf and Sweet Basil leaf Juice..(Very Bitter) U just have to get the Leafs, and squeeze out their green chlorophyll in a little water (1/4 Glass of water) and take Morning, afternoon and Night..... I also stopping having solid food for breakfast and changed to having only fruits (Bananas and oranges)... hope this helps...Sorry all and hope u get better soon...(I still have the pain between my anus and scrotum though)...

Posted by Optional on 26/07/2012 at 02:12

just a couple of days ago i felt like i had a bad bruise in my crack near my anus. i tried to feel what it was and disovered a small swollen lump in the area. it is sore, especially at night. today the soreness increased. felt area again and the lump is smaller but now i have a larger one on the other side. any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 24/07/2012 at 04:10

i had diarah over to weeks ago now,witxh lasted a week.but in the last six days iv noticed lots of piles in my bottem.iv been to the doctors twice now,they have both put me on creams but this has no affect,i can barely walk,cant sit up and have a very sharp pain that happens over the slitesd of movement,pain killers dont work please help

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2012 at 05:57

i am mother of 4 children i had halo procuder where my piles were removed and after i had my 4th baby 1 year and 5 month ago i have been suffering alot of pain in my openning of the anus and severe back pain which i never had wat can i do i went to docture and they dont know what it is they say they think is a tear and told me to do another opration where they will do botox in my anus but they are not sure if that is what is wrong or not they will need me to be put to sleep to exammed and find out wat can i do help

Posted by Troubled... on 15/07/2012 at 12:26

thanx for the article, it has shade so much light, but my question was is anal pain (or piles) linked to any sexually transmitted disease? because i started experiencing some sharp discomforting pain in my anal cavity upon being intimate with my girlfriend and she happened to have yeast infection..i checked my anus on the mirror and saw that i have some sort of soft lumps on the mouth of my anus, and i feel excruciating pain when i wipe my anus after taking a dump..what could this be? please help!!

Posted by This stinks!! on 13/07/2012 at 02:29

All I know is that I got an awfull burning pain from drinking milk. My anus is burning, and throbbing. I thought that a bowl of cerial in the morning wouldn't hurt, but oh how I was wrong!!! Sometimes you have to check into your diets to see what's messing you up down there.

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2012 at 02:43

Dr mag, i apreciat what am reading here but i think what is disturbing me is not found. This thing occur more often than before,atimes it makes me fil lik i want to push out a baby from my anus and that comes with pains from inside my anal... I'm always very uncomfortable when it happens lik that please help me out cos am feeling it right now. Thank you

Posted by Uzo on 02/07/2012 at 02:18

I have been experiencing anal pain for the past 5 months, I have been trying to sort out this problem but still have the pains and each time I go to toilet, I see blood on the tissue paper. Please I need your advice.

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2012 at 11:09

my anal area burns and pains a lot when passing stool... What can i do or eat or exercise to make it go away. its too uncomfortable and painful... sometimes it makes me feel to go again and again.... Can anyone help to find the remedy or just asking for the comments to make myself feel more uncomfortable and in pain?

Posted by Amir on 22/06/2012 at 03:05

I have been sufering from anal sharp pain for four months i dont know what to do pls help

Posted by Optional on 18/06/2012 at 02:14

Why Is This Happening to me, I have been diagnosed with Irritable bowels syndrome, Im frightened to go a poo and pass stools, the pain is so servere whilst going a poo and after i finish going a poo, the pains are unbeareable i feel as if im going to die with these pains please give me advice thankyou.

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2012 at 10:41

i have anul burning and pain since almost 8 months I have a constipated personality nothing seems to give me relief althouh i am taking stool softners regularly since many years there was a fissure which surgeon says has been cured still stinging burning sensation exists most of the timm since last 8 months

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2012 at 05:19

Try little toothpaste

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2012 at 10:56

i have severe pain in anus,i can't sit properly and very painful when i walk plz any one suggest me home remedy coz i have 5months baby and iam feeding him and plz tell me it is any effect to my baby coz im feeding help

Posted by Optional on 31/05/2012 at 11:35

Hello is there anyone that can help me i have had pain near my anus and scrotum for around four days now i have trouble walking sitting and its even worse when trying to pass stools. Yesterday there was blood in my urine and i went to see a doctor but he couldnt identify what was wrong with me and gave me some strong antibiotics which has not made any difference at all with the pain. Can someone plz hlep me the pain is getting unbearable now. Thank u look forward to any coments.

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2012 at 06:19

Please help. I have been suffering from an anal fissure for 3 months now. Everytime i have a bowel movement the pain is excrutiating (on par with child birth) and continues to hurt the rest of the day. I have very large hard stools so my doctor gave me a stool softener which has softened it to a degree but still large. It hurts so much when i start having a bowel movement my whole body tenses which makes it worse. I find myself sitting on the toilet for upto 2 hours trying to work up the courage to relax and let it happen but i cant so i leave it til i have no choice and then i involuntary strain just to get it out as quick as possible. What can i do to ease the pain when i go?

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2012 at 09:02

This pain woke me up in the night, also felt like had to use the bathroom. So I googled this. I wanttothank you.

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2012 at 12:05

I first had diarrhea for about a week and a half after taking antibiotics, they then gave me I think probiotics and some stuff to stop the diarrhea. Straight after that I had constant itching in my anal area. And the diarrhea stopped. Sadly, a day after the diarrhea I didn't go to the lavatory for 3 days. I thought this was normal cause I had just had diarrhea. Then straight after that I had hard stool and unbearable pain. But the pain lasts for the whole day and you cannot sit or walk properly. And quite frankly its making me unproductive with my school work. I am literally terrified to pass stool.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2012 at 06:04

Hi, I have found that drinking hot tea or something similar works well and usually eases the pain in minutes or less

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2012 at 12:58

Hi, I have an anal "adhesion" like problem. There feels like a tissue connected across the anus. Fecal mater is discharged on both sides of the tissue connection. Several years ago (6) I had rectal hemorrhage that lasted for and hour. My doctor said it had stopped and not a problem. The problem is it is difficult to clean with toilet paper. What is the condition named?

Posted by Optional on 12/05/2012 at 08:27

Doctor for the last week or so, during dinner, or just after, I have experienced extreme pain in my stomach, the kind you would get with bad gas. Following that, I have had to immediately have a bowel movement. The pressure is so great, many times I have had to leap out from my office or living room, and run to the bathroom. Following the movement, there is a dull, almost throbbing pain in and around the anal area, extending to testicles and lower abdomen. Could it be an anal fissure? For 2 or 3 months I was feeling an abrasion or slight lump on the left side of the anal area.

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2012 at 09:41

Should i use salt and hut water for anal pains

Posted by sagar on 07/05/2012 at 12:29

i am suffering with fissure since 2 weeks.. i consulted general surgeon.. my question is what kind of food i have to take.. can i take alcohol , can i smoke? can i take spiecy food?

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2012 at 06:35

I have an aching pain in my back, abdominal area, & rectal/anal area, which comes & goes. It sometimes wakes me up at night. I sit a long time at my computer... might this be a factor? I take ibuprofen for general aches & pains, but would it exacerbate this type of problem?

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2012 at 02:57

Hi I am having extreme uncomfortable feelings not really in my anus, but sort of inside and above it. It's really hard to describe. I have been having them since i was a little girl but the doctor said they were bladder spasms and gave me muscle relaxers. The way I described it when I was 6 was "MY Butt is squeezing mommy!" Now i have no idea how to describe it or what to do. It is AWFUL!!!! I can't sit still or sleep.HELP!!!!

Posted by Optional Yorkie on 05/05/2012 at 11:16

I've probably let this go on toooo long ! But looks like the Doctor's next week. i have had the camera tlate last year and evertything was FINE . I thought it was IBS. But something is getting worse and it is very irritating and uncomfortable. So much so I've taken to looking on this site !

Posted by Optional on 03/05/2012 at 07:07

I have a very big problem.I suffered from a deadly pain after stool.when I sit on lat ,I can't feel clear from stool.After stool, at cleaning time, i feel something is outside from that stool outing area & a small hard muscle also observed.After few minutes ,i feel a deadly pain in that area.sometimes,it will continue to 1/2 hour & sometimes it continues for the whole day.I can't sit comfortably on chair.when I put pressure it is relaxed for a few seconds then starts again.Feeling very uncomfortable.can't concentrate on my work.always have a pain,always a fear that my stomach is not clear.pain is like something has cut my skin with glass.It is from 2 yrs.what is the name of disease? how can i recover from it in few days?

Posted by DR Phil on 01/05/2012 at 02:48

I have constant anal fissures. They haven't gone away for over 4 years.... I control the pain by using baby wipes after each pass of stool. There is a cream I use if it gets bad "hydrozole" Diet is a huge contribution I find... They say eat cerial etc however I find that completely wrong... If anything, cerial is one of the biggest causes... I currently only eat - veg,fruits,white meats and gluten free bread "not too much bread or you will get trouble". Some people say they need sizz baths etc but I don't think it needs to be that extreme... Try eating less as us humans eat a lot more than we used to... The pain can be pretty hectic.... I hated getting back to my desk at work sweating... Doing a poo is not often thought of as a difficult task by most... With a fissure... It's your worst nightmare

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2012 at 03:55

I need to poo so badly but I cant, every time for the past 3 days I've tried it is a burning pain and it takes so much time and energy and pain to get even a little out!!!!!!! so inconvenient and slightly embarrassing

Posted by Optional on 30/04/2012 at 02:40

I have a small hole beside of my rectum that after a bowel movement it leaks for about 12 hours what can i do is there any treatment because i cannot afford a surgery

Posted by Dan on 28/04/2012 at 11:25

I have a sharp pain for about 10 mins after a poo folowed by itching and a iratating sensation for the rest of the day including the feeling of an obstuction up my rectum. Walking in the morning causes quite severe pain. I need to sit down for at least an hour to get relief. I am in good general health,eat sensibly and take plenty of exercise. Ive had this problem for 2 yrs and have seen both my doctor and been referred 3 times to a colorectal/endocrine surgeon. They do not seem to find the problem. Ive tried Hydrocortisone at 1% several times,Proctosedyl ointment and E45 cream. A month ago a red dry "rash" appeared on my legs and the doctor thinks its eczema and could be part of the problem. The situation is getting worse and really depressing me.

Posted by Matthew on 19/04/2012 at 07:10

I don't get pain, but I get an uncomfortable feeling like something is stuck up my ass. If I pull my ass cheeks apart a bit, it relives it. But it's always there, sometimes bad, sometimes ok. I saw the doctor & he said it will heel on it's own after 3 months. It's been 6 weeks now, & it's slightly better. But I'm just a bit worried, because it takes turns for the better & worse at different times, but never seems to show signs of proper continuous heeling. What I want to know is...will it heel? Because it's wrecking my life!

Posted by Optional on 17/04/2012 at 05:19

having radio therepy pooing a lot what to put on to relieve pain

Posted by Optional on 14/04/2012 at 05:58

Mine is like a burning pain. Please help me

Posted by My anus is very painful on 11/04/2012 at 01:21

My anus becomes severely painful when i go to the toilet. I cannot sit down properly for hours after going to the toilet. if i sleep for an hour the pain goes away but if i sit it just gets worse.

Posted by mca on 10/04/2012 at 03:09

my problem is when I poo my poo look like those of goat accompanied by too much of blood. i dont know what to do help.

Posted by Jacko on 10/04/2012 at 04:36

Have had haemrrhoids banding done exactly 12 months ago. However since then, I keep experiencing tender anal lining 2-3 cm inside the anus. This feelings comes every 2-3 months and usually lasts for over 10 days. My colorectal surgeon has prescribed me rectogesic cream to loosen up the anus and speed up healing. Along with some anti inflammatory . I get relief and yet few weeks later the whole episodes repeats itself. He thought it could be superficial fissure... I usually get this feeling a day or 2 of not taking enough fiber and my stool is bit hardened...any thoughts? Worth saying I don't get the old hamerrhoids symptoms since my operation.

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2012 at 07:20

Hello, I am having intense pain at the anus since past 15 days. I have history of anal fissure since 10 years, but this time the pain is not in its usual location and also there is no bleeding associated with passage of stools. The pain is at the posterior end of anus exactly in line with intergluteal cleft. I am not able to sit comfortably and need to change my position constantly. Kindly help me. Regards

Posted by BBW on 01/04/2012 at 11:03

This stuff is ok but I have peasized ulsur like sore within the bum hole. It does not sound like anything on here. Please help.

Posted by Optional on 01/04/2012 at 02:04

I have chronic anusl fissure and hemorriods i've been in chronic pain for 3 weeks, wondering if it's ok to use rectogtogesic and scheriproct together.

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2012 at 12:24

I'll try it. Thanks for the useful tips.

Posted by Optional on 26/03/2012 at 03:26

I have terrible itching and leakage before heavy blood clots the doctor suggest a colonectomy a bag is there any other surgery that can be done? Desperate and embarrassed.

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2012 at 11:57

i have been suffering frm piles on and off for a year or more, i have had them banded at the hospital and have to return for a camera to be put in my bowel,my problem now is a severe sharp pain in my anus after a poo,this can last up to 5hrs nurophen seems to help but now i have itching as well i am starting to dread going to the loo,this sight as been very helpfull and i will be returning to the doctors with some suggestions of my own.

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2012 at 10:54

pshed really hard during bow movment, now in pain for the last three days

Posted by angie on 23/03/2012 at 09:57

Hi I too also have pains inside an anal hole that happens everytime I go pooping.after every poo I get this hardness that last about an hour or so it is very painful and the pain affect back and I feel as if I'm sick in the stomach I dnt knw if should scratch my anus it comes with an itching feeling I can't take this anymore its been going for almost a year and three months I tryed many things but still no cure the doctors I have been too said it was piles but I dnt about it been a long time now not getting better what do think must be wrong with me cos I dying here I'm not even interested to sex anymore its been nine months without it what could be wrong about me I need help has anybody this kind of problem before thnk u.

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2012 at 06:50

Hey, I've had pain in my anus, that only goes away when i sit down or stand still. It's also extremely uncomfortable when I walk and and feels like there is something in it. Please help

Posted by David on 19/03/2012 at 11:52

I was diagnosed with proctalgia fugax a number of years ago (cramp of the anus), with the symptoms exactly as described above, by my GP who used the nickname "young doctors' syndrome" as mentioned by one of your correspondents. It comes without warning, is intensely painful (I have fainted 3 times) but goes within 20 minutes or so. As suggested above, I tried salbutamol when I felt it coming on (as an asthmatic I already had it as an inhaler) and found it quite miraculous in preventing it (within 2 minutes). Even if I am too late in taking it, it seems to take the edge off the pain. I do hope this helps others as it has me.

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2012 at 08:39

I know there are a thousand medical problems out there that are worse than mine, so I dont like to complain, but it doesnt stop the fact that this problem I have makes me feel so low and makes me wish I had something else as I get extremely embarrassed about it. The only person who knows about this is my doctor as not confident to tell any one in family or friends. Im 25 and a Personal Trainer so im very active. For the past 3 years Ive been experiencing pain around and just inside my anus which came on out of the blue one day. The pain occurs after Ive been to the toilet, it can sometimes feel like someone shoving a thousand pins up there, or can feel tight and that I havent got the whole stool out. It will hurt when I walk, cough, bend over, sit down. Only standing still seems to be ok. Some days are worse than others. Even on a good day I will feel something isnt right but doesnt cause pain, where as other days It will hurt all day and could hurt for a whole week or more, which is extremely frustrating as this stops me from even training myself. I never have pain when I sleep and I dont have an anal fissure as been checked out by specialist,I dont get pain in stomach or high up in my anal passage, it doesnt affect my sleep. Some days I could go to the toilet once, where as others I could go to 5 or more. I could go to the toilet in the morning to which I have no pain then 3-4 hours later go again and the pain starts and last all day. Other days I could go in the morning and its fine go again and its bad......but then go again hours later (which may be such a small amount that comes out) but the pain goes, its almost like it was stuck there and until I got the last bit out the pain went.(Sooooo Frustrating and sounds horrible) I sometimes get different sensations such as sharp pains, itching, a feeling of it being hot up in my anal passage especially when breaking wind or I will get a dull ache, and the feeling of something being dislodged. Sometimes it hurts after going to the toilet, yet wiping doesnt hurt at all, but then other days its extremely painful to wipe as well. Also it seems to be worse if the stool is soft and not hard.......it just doesnt make any sense at all to me. I feel that I eat a relatively all round good diet, including all my veg, fruit, meat ect. I cant seem to see a pattern in the sense of what could be causing this problem. I cant see if its Hyper sensative there which is due to nerves, or if internal muscles are out of control or if a particular food is doing this. I just dont know what else to do. I would love If I could just make the area numb so I cant feel the pain.

Posted by Mehak on 18/03/2012 at 07:44

Hi ... I have been suffering from a constipation badly for d last 1 yr.. Have tried so many things bt its not working out.. As m putting up my weight now days . While opening the bowel i feel like pain always. Please suggests me what to eat and avoid.

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2012 at 06:44

strange feeline especially after a bowel movemont all day after a bowel movemont its imbaressing i feel licquid from my back passage so so imbaressing i wont go to my doctor

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2012 at 04:20

Can anal fissure hurt all the time? I have had pain and inflammation in the rectum for 6 weeks now. It feels like pinching or a knife sometimes. Sitting down seems to make it worse. I have been to 2 doctors with no real diagnosis. I see a specialist on Monday. It does not hurt extra to have a bowel movement. It hurts most of the day everyday with irritation and feels like swelling inside. I am eating much better and have no constipation or diahhrea now. I seemed to start out of the blue. Never had anal sex and have no std.s What could it be?

Posted by Optional on 04/03/2012 at 04:53

The other night I was wakened by a knife like pain in my anus, I have had this a couple of times in the last few years which has prompted me to insert my finger in there to relieve it. Today my anus feels uncomfortable and upon inspection I found a small swelling up there, I have seen no blood although on occasion blood is seen on toilet tissue after straining. Any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2012 at 06:20

i had 1st stage piles described in this article and visited the GP who prescribed proctoheal ointment to apply 2-3 times a day externally and internally, duphalac syrup to be had morning and night this is to soften the stools and flagyl tablets to be taken 3 times a day, this was like an antibiotic to heal the effected area. I felt much better after a week but i also plan to take care of the situation so that it does not appear again ! few guidelines one needs to follow - have a high fibre diet, drink lots of water, avoid non veg for a while if you can, specially chicken and eggs, avoid milk n coffee. butter milk, yoghurt is good, eat a banana every day, spinach is good. boil cumin seads in water, cool and have this water as often as you can. soak figs overnight and have this in the morning. you need to freeze coconut oil and insert slivers of this morning and night - it gives you much relief. wash the area with warm, salt water and wipe with baby wipes. do the 50 reps of the anus clenching exercise to strengthen the anus muscles. I hope this helps

Posted by Ronny D. on 16/02/2012 at 11:55

Thank you for the very helpful information!

Posted by Sue on 16/02/2012 at 12:46

I've had knife like pain in anus & vagina for nearly 30 years. I've passed out. My dr related it to a condition med students get when studying & is stress related. I get them 4 or 5 times a year. I always want to go to the toilet after a spasm. My son taught me an invaluable breathing technique so I can stop it before its full blown agony. Start taking deep breaths - in 2,3,4. Out 2,3,4 & build to 7. Then on exhaling, breathe through the exact location of the pain. Hope this helps.

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2012 at 09:53

Thank you doctor, those are very helpful information. Regards, AB

Posted by MOTHERS on 12/02/2012 at 08:00

Hello i'm doing this for my daughter she is pretty uncomfortable with this pain. however, i am having trouble working out what it is it seems to actually be just after she goes to have a poo! Please Help!

Posted by Optional on 11/02/2012 at 11:24

I am having Severe pain near my anus. I have a bump under the skin that feels like a bad bruise. The rest of the anus feels like a burning or stinging, when I move or put pressure on it. Has anyone else had this problem.

Posted by Goditexx on 02/02/2012 at 01:34

I HAD PILES AND FISSURE AND I GOT OPERATED BUT TO KNOW MORE OPTIONS WHAT TO DO THAT I CAN NOT GET IT AGAIN PLEASE KINDLY LET ME HAVE YOUR ADVICE,AND WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID

Posted by anjali on 01/02/2012 at 04:16

its very difficult to pass the stool in morning. i have to apply a lot of pressure and i feel like the anal opening is small for easy stool pass. it also bleed after the stool. and after that its painfull to sit. earlier i was diagnosed with anal fissure but i am scared if it is piles. please consult me. thanks

Posted by Optional on 01/02/2012 at 01:51

I have a red itchy bump around my anus and its really painful... It comes and goes from time to time especially when I clean myself really hard it cuases it to irritate.. Just today it bleed a lil and the pain kinda went away.. What could it be?"

Posted by Sufferer on 28/01/2012 at 12:11

I have Proctalgia fugax and have found and two puffs of an asthma inhaler works within five minutes. Works even faster if you take it just as the first twinges start.

Posted by TDW on 27/01/2012 at 05:37

I have always had issues with my stomach and take enzymes on a regular basis...BUT,about three months ago while on a family outing, I had such terrible pain in my rectum that I had to go home early. Went to bed with a couple of advil and felt better by the next day....this has now happened on four or five occasions...once during the night accompanied with what felt like contractions or spasms in my uterus...!? No problem with BM's - no bleeding or diarehha - just a terrible pressure from around the inside of the rectum...time to see a doctor?!?

Posted by Richard on 25/01/2012 at 07:47

Hi Guys. I just need someone to talk with this. I do not like my condition right now. It feels like I'm going to die now. I have a horrible pain in my anus making the area of my leff butt feel like its already sore. It's usually caused by prolonged sitting. When I stand up it really relieves the pain. Today, I do not feel quite well. Its been 5 months already since I felt like I have hernia. I really don't know if the pain in my back caused this. I'm really afraid of this. The anal pain is usually stop by taking antibiotics (Dalacin C) and Mefanamic Acids. But the pain in my groin area that includes my testicles is really excrutiating at the moment. For now, Im going to visit my doctor and ask for medicines on all of this. Now, I feel that I really need GOD more than ever. I really don't know where to run to except to HIM.

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2012 at 01:47

I find this site so useful I bookmarked it...for many probllems

Posted by Optional on 22/01/2012 at 02:56

Hello, there is severe pain during excreta(urine & feces) coming out. Last week I went through the colonoscopy, the result is normal but after putting lots & lots of pressure also its very difficult to get through everytime. It seems like some part of muscle is hurdling or jamming that. Please help me ASAP. Thanks in advance!

Posted by MR.DINESH on 16/01/2012 at 02:37

I HAD PILES AND FISSURE AND I GOT OPERATED BUT TO KNOW MORE OPTIONS WHAT TO DO THAT I CAN NOT GET IT AGAIN PLEASE KINDLY LET ME HAVE YOUR ADVICE,AND WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID.

Posted by Optional on 28/12/2011 at 06:30

I have had an anal fissure for only two weeks and taking sitz baths with baking soda and putting neosporin on the outside help a lot. Very warm baths as many times a day as needed and neosporin. Washing with soap. Preparation h suppositories hours after bleeding. This is all helping very much and just last week I was bawling my eyes out in the emergency room from the pain. I hope this helps some. Also if you can have somebody with clean hands insert a lubricated finger inside. If it is slow it really doesn't hurt. Try to tell them where the pain is so they can steer the other way. Allow them to go as far as possible without tearing you to where you feel the muscles relax in your rectum. This took away pain for the daily basis and even after painful bowels. But along with the other suggestions I would suggest that it is what is helping me.

Posted by kohli128 on 21/12/2011 at 02:13

i am having pain in my anus from about couple of months now.it is bearable but sometimes not.i had severe constipation problem in my childhood,and from last 1-2 weeks i am passing hard stool(not so hard)..my anus feels to be dry sometimes...this problem started after i joined a gym(just writing it as i have seen on net something about gym and anus problem)....pls help me....

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2011 at 08:00

Hello, I have suffered the last 4 weeks with anal pain. I have visited my local A&E, doctors several times, hospital a few times. Told I have anal fissure and was not given anything for the first 2 weeks, I can usually take pain, but as a man, I was crying, couldn't sit, stand for more than a few minutes, walking was limited. 3rd week I developed a abscess which grew to a size of a golf ball just outside the anal entrance on the right hand side, this was the worst pain ever, not only had i got the fissure to deal with but the Apscess as well. I returned to the doctor who stupidly tried to push it back up my back passage, convinced it was a hemmroid, which caused me to pass out as the pain was to much to take. I was sent home and advised to use ice packs. I did as advices but collapsed the day after to it having burst itself. Was then given a course of Antibiotics. Week later I kind of feel more mobile but pain remains the same, 24/7 and pain killers just ease the pain, doesn't totally get rid of it. It's awful to think this might be a ongoing problem in the future. I have found hot salty baths help, pain is manageable, eating healthy, lentil soup helps bowel movement. Rectogesic rectal ointment 0.4% helps also. My advice is keep going back to your doctor, dint be embarrassed and make them aware of how painful and umberable this is. More support and medical advice is needed to deal with this matter. No human should have to suffer in this way. My 4th week of constant pain, can't sit and feels like I have been repeatedly kicked in the backside.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/12/2011 at 07:01

i've been having severe pain I am 9 weeks pregnant and on my buttocks I have a huge bump it hurts really bad I can't even walk straight or sit correctly and its always always throbbi.ng and growing what is it

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2011 at 12:46

hi l have bn having pain now since l had my 3rd child, when we have vaginal sex his penis seem to be hitting on something towards my anus and the pain nearly sends me through the roof

Posted by sonia on 03/12/2011 at 12:46

i have had a lot of pain in my bum.. and the bottom off my spin.. it feels like some one has kick me very hard.. its worse after i have been th toilet. i have had it four a few months now.. and i find it hard going to the doctors... what could it be and can i get some think from over the counter??

Posted by ali on 29/11/2011 at 05:28

i dont know where to start....but these anal fissures are from hell....im afraid to you the restroom...and when i do im crying all the time.....I read everyones blogs....and i have bought everything....miralax, metamucil, stool softener, tinactic, oragel, a and d, and im hoping that one of these helps me.....i woke up feeling the pressure or spasm in my rectum and immediately i took an ibuprofen 800 plus 200....and if 1/2 hour the pain went away...i was in shock. usually the spasms last all day...pain is constant.....its awful is there any hope for me.....

Posted by Optional on 29/11/2011 at 01:58

Dear Optional below (whose last post was 11/27). Please see a gastro specialist or your g.p. to get a referrel. You may need a colonoscopy to see what's going on. If you don't have insurance, go to the e.r. What you are describing sounds like may an obstruction or something

Posted by anus swelling on 28/11/2011 at 01:19

my anal part is swelling and i have pain like niddle throbbing

Posted by Mandy on 28/11/2011 at 01:55

I've been feeling symptoms of IBS for a while now. My bowel movements are difficult and painful. My grandmother has Chron's disease and I'm almost sure this is what has been developing more recently. I feel deep and painful cramps in my bowels before and after going to the restroom. I've been very conscious about what I'm eating and incorporating lots of fiber into my diet. But I still feel the tearing and burning sensations, sometimes up to 6 hours after bowel movements. The worst it has been, I was tired all day and felt a constant clenching feeling as though I was trying to hold a bowel movement. I tried relaxing as much as I could and the feeling wouldn't go away. It felt as though gas and stool were just hanging out and refusing to come out but wanted to make me feel nauseous and miserable. I've been comparing symptoms of colitis, IBS, and Crohn's, but none of them list or describe this symptom?

Posted by Optional on 27/11/2011 at 10:33

As I am experiensing acute pain when passing the stools. Even the stools are not that much hard. When ever by body becoming hot i am facing this problem. I am experiencing the pain only when i am passing the stools. Every meal I am having feeling like going for toilet after every meal. Please suggest the proper diagonis.

Posted by Optional on 20/11/2011 at 06:49

Absolutely painful get upon awakening and find that lying on my back with my feet in the air moving my legs freely in a cycling motion brings relief as well as rubbing around the "cramp" area vigorously to create extreme heat to the area, by rubbing on your clothed rather than bare skin. The friction creates intense sudden heat and it passes as quick as it turns up

Posted by Deborah on 12/11/2011 at 08:04

I found the quickest way to relieve the rectal cramp... a warm enema will take care of it in minutes...Doesn't take but a large cup of water and try to hold it for a few minutes... BINGO.. no more pain.

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2011 at 08:10

I have been having extreme pressure but almost no excreta(comes out), it seems as if something large is stuck in here, but struggling for long time and no output. This has been happening since past 24 hours. And extreme pressure appears every 30-50 minutes. Also, red & yellow color mixed potty comes in small quantity. (may be blood). Please help.

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2011 at 10:07

the explanation with the help of pictures could have be more helpful

Posted by Dunno... on 05/11/2011 at 10:40

Hi, I'm experiencing some trouble trying to find some answers to my problem and can't exactly find them. Please let me know A.S.A.P. Thanks(: I'm experiencing pain in my anal area, mostly in. And it feels like a sharp pain. I also have just had my first period about two weeks ago? Wondering if that might be the problem or something? And also, having trouble pooping. I get an urge every few minutes or so, but of course, nothing happens. I'm starting to think it's diaharre. But i'm kinda re thinking its not. Please let me know if you know anything? (: thankss!

Posted by Angelyn on 04/11/2011 at 08:51

Hello, about 8 days ago I started feeling sick N the dr gave of Flagyl tablets and some other tablets for typhoid which made me so sick that everything I ate came out as diarrhea. I stopped taking the drug, but then my anal hole started itching, it got so uncomfortable N was a bit sore with some light red blood when I use my Toilet Paper. It is not painful, but only when I itch. What could be the problem? Thanks

Posted by lissie on 02/11/2011 at 05:15

I experience a sharp pain in my anus when i pass stools during my period..ive been feeling like this for the past nine months everytime i have my period..the pain only lasts for a few seconds but its realy bad..pliz help!

Posted by puntojay on 01/11/2011 at 11:21

hey, i have sharp pains in my guts mainly when my gut is full, i have found a lump on my bum hole. it started of the size of a pea. looked white, now its gone to a sprout size. only comes out when i have a poo. after that it goes back inside. pains have been about 8 months. just once a days for 10-15 mins.

Posted by Rose on 27/10/2011 at 10:44

Am in very much pain with my anal burning almost three months now would you please help me.

Posted by Optional on 24/10/2011 at 03:33

After writing a post about my issues the computer took me to other peoples post, (THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT) I started reading some posts and I don't know who is moderating this site but (PLEASE READ) If you are bleeding GO SEE A DOCTOR!!! If you are a 15 year old GO TELL YOUR MOM this is never anything to take lightly! NO NEWS IS NOT good news. The news you might get LATER is more than likely going to be far worse than the news you might be avoiding. PLEASE GO SEE SOMEONE this can be as simple as changing your diet, but if it is something more serious only a doctor will be able to determine.

Posted by Optional on 24/10/2011 at 03:03

I don't understand, I have been trying to cope with pain that had me in an emergencey room without me knowing I was there. For the past two years I have had cramps and a raw feeling that is so painful I almost pass out. I am used to pain I have set my own broken fingers and the pain is like a bee sting in comparison. My pain is always there, my Proctologist said he is not sure what is going on. If I pass gas, the pain is horrible, When I have a movement the cramp increases, I have used gels that numb, I have used mussel relaxers; all prescribed by a Doctor am nothing works. All this started when I had a disc collapse that gave me chronic sciatica down my left leg. The pain I am left with is running my life.

Posted by Ani on 20/10/2011 at 08:18

Hi I was sufferig from colonal polyp for more than 15 years with wrong diagnosis (as internal hemeroid) and finaly they removed it for me before 2 years ,they also checked it for any danger and it was ok, but know after 2 years i do have pain in my anas when i seat 4 more than 2 hours on specially on soft chairs (spong),and I couldn't even go to work, does any body knows the reason and the solution? may be I got problems wih my pelvic musels? pls wright me back your comments thanks

Posted by Optional on 17/10/2011 at 09:11

Hi, all. I have had the same symptoms. But I have experience more symptoms than many of you. i have had back pain, feeling of urinary infections, rectal pain,itchyness,testicular pain in both sides,perineum pain,etc. I have not life and it seems that the only way out is by killing my self. I have been to a few doctors, had urine,blood and mri test done but they can find nothing yet. Unfortunately it seems that many of you and based on he symptoms you describe,you 'll may be suffering from something called PUDENDAL NEURALGIA, OR PUDENDAL NERVE ENTRAPMENT. This is cause by sitting for too long,being pregnant,doing to much exercise,a fall where the cockxys was hit,riding bicycles,etc.So basically the Pudendal nerve was damage or it is being compressed by any of the activities mentioned above. The only problem is that doctors don't know much about this syndrome,there's not real cure and the fact that if the nerve was damaged it takes way too many years for it to heal itself. This is my opinion ,I hope all of you find the cure for such unpleasant pain. God bless you all

Posted by Terry on 16/10/2011 at 01:00

Hi everyone. I have had this dreadful pain in my butt on and off for years. Mine usually starts if I stand in a particular way, or perhaps sit for too long, but the worst is when it wakes you up in the middle of the night. Sometimes, I just freeze with the pain and sensation going right up inside me. I use to think GOD what the HELL is happening to me, sometimes it will last a few seconds, but sometimes it will last 4 to 5 minutes. Most times I wanted to call 999 as I couldn't stand it as it was and is a feeling like you have just fallen off a 5th floor building onto your butt... I expect you the reader know exactly what I am talking about.. it IS hell isn't it. LONG story short the term given for this is ( Proctalgia fugax ) and one way to know is to go for a colonoscopy, just demand your GP to send you.. BUT don't forget by doing this you will have to starve the day before and drink several packets of Clean Prep and Picolox.. They SAY that people who get this, have brought it on themselves, by being in wrong posture positions for a number of years, not sleeping on a hard enough bed, mine was caused by riding a motorcycle for too many years, its like a Anal Stress whereby you are tensing yourself wrongly, much like your shoulders going up too much, so its all a case of RELAXING. Hard chairs and not balancing yourself is one of the main causes, or one for a better word, tensing yourself un balanced properly, and I know that is the main cause. One tip.. is if you do get this at night one way to get rid of it is go to loo and try to make yourself go.. that gets rid of the pain quicker than anything... But as I said earlier demand your GP to send you for a colonoscopy... then you WILL know one way or the other if anything IS wrong with you. Hope this helps anyone who reads this.

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2011 at 05:49

Hi, the other day I tried masterbating with a banana, I used a lot of lube and inserted my finger first a bit. I then put a condom on the banana which wasn't peeled and slowly inserted it. I think I may have got it about 3 or 4 inches deep and was playing around. After a while I pulled it out and noticed some blood on it. I immediatly looked with my finger a few times each time going in about 3 inches and seeing blood. After a few minutes my last check I didn't see any. I was so embarrased I sat there and didn't do anything. The next day I couldn't stop thinking about it, read about anal fissures etc and just felt kinda sick to my stomach. I took a stool softener, had one bowel movement after lunch then i had supper and shortly after i had diarrhea. I went to the washroom twice both times noticed these yellow corn sized spots. Then I didn't feel real good all night and only started to feel better the next morning. That late afternoon I had a normal bowel movement, and I did a lot of running around and moving things and such all after and night. Now Wednesday, the third day later I am sitting down and I got this wierd sensation or feeling in my left leg which goes all down my whole inside of the thigh it feels like, starts pretty high. It's not really painful but Its wierd feeling. I don't know if this could be linked to that or whats going on but ya it doesn't hurt when I go to the washroom and I haven't seen any blood since I saw it on my finger. but still concerned that I seemed to have cut myself about 3 inches or more deep up my rectum... I am going to the doctor's next week but I am wondering how bad I could be right now? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by JAY-help:/ on 30/09/2011 at 10:31

I GET PAINS IN MY 'BUTT' EVERY EVENING... NEVER MORNINGS. SOMETIMES A YELLOWY MUSUC COMES OUT FROM IT, BUT THATS VERY RARE. ALSO I GET SHARP PAINS, OTHERS DULL THAT ARE TOLERABLE. PLEASE HELP ME BECAUSE IVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW :/

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2011 at 09:36

I'm a 34 year old male and on the one side of my butt hole I have an itch that won't go away the more I itch it the better it feels it goes away for 2-3 days then comes back always the same spot beside my but hole I have had it for about 4years but I get this sharp pain in my butt hole that only lasts about 5sec then goes away sometimes so bad I can't sit walk or even move and I just haven't had the bald to see a doctor

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2011 at 07:20

My anus has a part that is swollen. It is irritating and sometime a little painful and itchy.What do i do?

Posted by Ouches... on 30/09/2011 at 02:30

Yeah this was helpful...it randomly happened and I was like wtf??? Good thing I googled my problem and this site came up otherwise I'd be...o_O

Posted by Irene on 12/09/2011 at 11:07

Suffering with bad anal paint the minute it just came on out of the blue.I was asleep and and woke up in alot of pain.rested all the next day but after walking my dog this morning the pain returned again with the need to defecate.I take movicol nightly to prevent constipation as I suffer with blockage of the bowel and have been warned never to allow myself to get constipated.it is so frustrating and now this on top of that . help please

Posted by Nadina on 11/09/2011 at 02:24

I went to the rest room to go # 1 then had a bad pressure in my rectum. I then went # 2. The pain then went to my lower stomach and stayed in my rectum area. I walked around a store alittle longer then had to go to my car an lay down in the back seat and cried for 30 min. I then drove home and layed in bed all night. I bloted up so bad I looked 9 months pregnant The next day the pain wasn't as bad until I got up and walked around. When I go # 2 i want to cry and I have to tilt my bottom end to the side. The sharp pain got so bad I had to grab the bathroom counter to catch myself from falling. I don't have blood in my stool. What is going on? PLEASE HELP

Posted by Optional on 07/08/2011 at 12:23

pooped this morning and then i started to feel this pain like swelling in my butt its hurting sooooo muchhhhh dont know how to fix it!!:((((

Posted by Longtime sufferer on 04/08/2011 at 08:50

Cut a long story short. Suffered from anal fissure fir over 3 years, none of the conventional medicines worked for me, I.e gtn ointment, diltiazam. Botox injection didn't work either. This year in January 2011 had an advancement flap surgery, still didn't work got another fissure. Then in June 2011 had LIS surgery. Problem now is um still feeling the same pain as having a fissure only I went back to see the cs today and she said defo no fissure or skin tag and from a surgical point of view nothing else theta can do. She seems to think I need to go to a pain clinic where they can treat the nerves as I've had the pain from fissure for so long it's possible nerves are damaged. But I'm still experiencing the pain & discomfort, the itchy, sharp sensation. Can't walk,sit or sleep. Doing sitz bath 'not working plz sum1 help me this monster has ruined my life and my marriage! Help!!

Posted by Martin on 03/08/2011 at 01:21

Have suffered from Proctalgia fugax since I was in my early 20's. Treatment has been with Hyoscine Hydrobromide (Buscopan) which works within five minutes. As the pain can be excruciating, relief needs to be quick which is in with Buscopan. It's classed as an anti-spasmodic and I've found it an excellent treatment which was first suggested by my family doctor.

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2011 at 03:31

For the past 2-3 months almost everytime i go to the bathroom my butt bleeds...and its not a little...its alot...enough to go into the toliet and make a stream...then earlier today there was some spotting after is used the bathroom in my vaginal area...im really concerned...but also dont want to make a big deal of it

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2011 at 01:46

pain moves from bum to lower back.always aware of pain.walking makes it easy.but pain always comes back.

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2011 at 01:51

I want to know if the growth is already there,what can one do about it.And the itching is much.what can i do.

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2011 at 02:42

Hi i been reading some of the Post u guys n gals posted This is my second time this is happening to me my first Time was bac in 2007 it lasted a month now its bac again I cant even sit down properly so i am guessing its a fissure :(((((

Posted by Marisa on 26/07/2011 at 06:46

I am only 15 years old and I have been bleeding after I poo since a little before my 14th birthday. It is an on going occurrence and i never thought much if it until today. I am to embarrassed to tell my mom, so that I could see a doctor. Is it really worth me telling my mom and going to the doctor over?

Posted by Josh on 22/07/2011 at 07:50

For several months now, I have had severe pain when passing stool; so severe in fact, that I feel like I'm going to faint sometimes. This pain makes me hold of on passing stool for as long as possible and, in turn, makes me constipated furthermore irritated the problem. At first, I thought I had hemorrhoids, but now I'm not sure. I'm worried I could have an anal fissure, anal herpes, and hemorrhoids all at once. On the outside of my anus I have a few skin pieces hanging off and some of them are extremely sore. I've tried suppositories and hemorrhoidal gels and none of them seem to be getting rid of the problem. Most of the time there is no blood on my stool but there is almost always blood on the toilet paper. I'm embarrassed to go see a doctor, but I think I'm at the point where I just need help and I don't care about the embarrassment anymore. The only thing really stopping me from seeing a doctor about this is I don't have health insurance (therefore I don't have a family doctor), and with having no health insurance I don't know where to go to see a doctor anyway. I'm not sure if walk-in clinics treat these kinds of problems or if I should go to a hospital. I'm so lost on what to do, but I need help because I can't live with this pain for much longer. It's affecting my mental health by causing me to be depressed. Thank you for any advice you can give me!

Posted by JamaicaWI on 20/07/2011 at 01:20

I started bleeding in June 15 2011 and went to the doctors who found out I was pregnant and loosing it. I did miscarry but during the process I was feeling a severe pain in my right lower abdomen. The doctors could not find why. I was told to massage the area when the pain comes. The pain would start from lower right abdomen and spread up to my stomach on the right side or go across my abdomen or into my back. After massaging for a while the pain moved to my but cheeks. It hurts to sit or lie on them also to turn on the right suddenly. Passing stool is also a big problem. I was prescribed some antibiotics but I have not yet taken them because the doctors think it might be bladder infection but I do not pee a lot neither feel a burning while peeing. Has anyone had such an experience. Can you share and tell me it'll be alright.

Posted by Jratt on 19/07/2011 at 11:20

I was constipated 4 about 8weeks doctor put Me on movicol to clear me out which worked but ever since ive had severe abdominal pain and rectum spasims to the point I feel like im gunna passout I cant sit down I cant sleep please any advice

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2011 at 10:30

I have experienced this problem very frequently in this past year (perhaps 4-5 times), and I am only 14. It is extremely worrying and I have not gone to a doctor yet about this issue. I'm really worried it is some kind of disease, but it goes away after like 1 hour or so, maybe even 2. So maybe it's not any of the above diseases, which is worrying, as no one seems to know or have had what I'm feeling, by the research I've done. Hope this helped someone know they're not the only one, Best wishes.

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2011 at 03:38

A red lump like thing comes out of my anus and hurts like a knife has just cut me when I open my bowls and the same when i get up after i finish when it goes back in. There's a continuous trobbing pain all day and swelling to the right side of the anus as well as a burning pain to the inner side of the right bottom a.

Posted by But Hurts on 13/07/2011 at 01:23

My But hurts really bad , the pain came out of no where ? its making me cry thats how bad the pain is :((((

Posted by Optional on 10/07/2011 at 10:34

I have a lump just on the outside of my poo hole and when i poo it hurts so bad and some times i start bleeding. i think it may be a anal fissure but im not sure, can someone please tell me what to do! PLEASE!!

Posted by abi on 07/07/2011 at 01:40

I noticed that my something coming out of my anus some years ago which I had to push back in whenever I do the big job. Did some research and found out it was piles/haemorrhoidal. Saw a GP last year when it got more painful and I started noticing feelings like tear in my anus opening. I was given some stool softener mixture and some suppositories. Now the pain is unbearable even with the cream version of the suppository combined with the stool softener. I'm even scared to open my bowel now cos the pain would last for nothing less than 6 hours, can't walk straight or sit straight. Would have to bend while seated only then will I feel some throbbing feeling which brings relief for a few minutes. It also becomes itchy after the next day of not opening my bowel. What do I do please. I understand that surgery might bring relief for sometime but there is still a high probability of the same thing happening again.

Posted by Mr D on 07/07/2011 at 09:52

I have been wondering what this pain was at night time for a while, last night I had it again at around 3.15am and lasted for about half an hour, looks like I have Proctalgia fugax, all the symptoms are the same. Looks like one of the treatments is salbutamol, which is great as I also suffer from asthma, so i have this drug by my bed at all times (Wish I had known this last night) I thought something was really wrong with me, feel so much better knowing this information, thank you !!

Posted by nithya on 06/07/2011 at 02:46

severe pain inside my left bum i.e left bowel.cant sit or walk properly ,had abscess twice,20 and 6 yrs before ,had been operated for that, abscess was outside, but now what is the problem help me out can it be from inside, medicine taking are NOREFLOX TX 400,ENZOFLAM TZ AND CAPSULE 20 MG , is it right plz help me

Posted by Optional on 24/06/2011 at 01:10

I have been expiriencing pain in my anus after i take a poo but the pain goes away after a while and sometimes bleeds, it comes and goes but is painful its lile someone has stabbed my anus or sumet

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2011 at 11:52

I cannot figure out whats wrong with my rectum. It started during a masterbation after about three weeks of not masterbating. I did stick a cork like material with a condom over it in my rectum three weeks before the onset of this problem. I remeber not being too relaxed at insertion. When masterbating three weeks after at first it felt like a worm wiggling in my anus. I had a culture and stools all come back negative. Im debating a colonoposcy next. Now it just feels like im sitting on gas stuck in my anus not deep inside but near the rectal opening. It comes and goes but usually when Im relaxed. When I walk I feel moist. Im not sleeping as well and a doctor prescribed me steroid suppositories which help but then wear off and the sensation of gas/itch/moistness comes back. Any ideas anybody? Now Im afraid to masterbate and havent for a month.

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2011 at 07:19

I have suffered from Proctalgia fugax for about ten years. I am awoken by the familiar pain a few times a month. I am also a registered sleep technologist. Very few doctors have even heard of these spasms so I have been researching information online. Some helpful tips like stretching and drinking water. Two months ago I stopped drinking my usual strong morning coffee and have not had a spasm since. Wow that was easy, hope it last. Please share this info with others.

Posted by shannon on 16/06/2011 at 02:45

I had an anal fissure for a little while and it healed finally but weeks later i had a weird itch in my anal area and I checked it out by inserting my finger 1 inch inside anal area and felt this little tiny lumpy thing in my anal hole. It now itches and tiny light brown blood when i wipe. What is it? It feels like it just grew in the anal wall 1 inch inside anal hole. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2011 at 03:43

I have had constant pain for years. It is worse when I sit. I have had cameras up my butt, MRI scans, x rays, tried all sorts of medication and no relief. It does my head in..the constant pain and feeling the need to defecate.

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2011 at 07:19

Over the last couple days I have been experiancing constant anal pain especially when Iam sitting down, can you plaease advise me what this problem is, I have been constepated and forcing the motion.

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2011 at 07:07

I have extreme pain during a bowel movement my doc gave me some steroids but they didn't work need some advice on how to fix this so there is no more pain,it is unbearable

Posted by Nadeem on 21/05/2011 at 05:21

i have pain at my anal especially when i sit on wooden chairs. the pain is also just below my spine. what is the problem? is it a pelonidal sinus??

Posted by Ali on 20/05/2011 at 05:33

Hi iam feeling this pain for two weeks and i dont know which medicine to start.so can u plz tell me any drugs that i can use or any food i can eat now.thank u

Posted by Need help on 18/05/2011 at 07:10

Im having anal itching and severe anal pain I can't sit on left butt cheek. Years ago I had anal sex maybe ten times. when I had my child 14 years ago I had episo. You know cut all the way to anus. I'm even hurting up in m my left area of lower back. Does anyone have any clues as to what may be wrong?

Posted by Irene on 18/05/2011 at 09:56

This is a comment for Desray Smith, who mentioned her 2 year old having pain in the anal area. When my daughter was about 9 months, she cried a lot and seemed uncomfortable. To my shame, the doctor discovered that it was nappy rash, which of course caused burning. After that, I applied sudocrem on that area every day and night, and she never had a problem again. ALOE VERA GEL, which is totally natural and harmless, is also fantastic for bringing gentle relieve to the stinging pain in that area.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2011 at 09:47

I get stinging all over the body before passing urine and now before passing stool as well

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2011 at 04:03

I had experienced a strong pressure and tightness in my anus for months. I tried laxatives, quitting coffee, I even tried fasting. I thought I might have either levator ansi syndrome or hemmrhoids. Turns out I have niether of these, after more research and experimentation I found that Gas-X was the remedy... :)

Posted by Optional on 11/05/2011 at 10:29

Sometimes I have severe burning from my rectum to my belly button. It is severe and lasts for hours. What is wrong?

Posted by Thanks!! on 07/05/2011 at 01:04

This page really helped me alot, thanks heaps!!

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2011 at 02:34

I have had a little lump right under my rectum for about 2 weeks now. It's really painful when I use the bathroom. I'm only 16 and I have no idea what to do.!

Posted by christina on 01/05/2011 at 09:08

hi its christina i have had bad rectum pain for nearly 5 yrs now and i have every exam going last week i had a caudal steriod injection in my lumbar and i feel worse for it i dont know anymore what i can do i have had blood test rectum test the lot i have had no life for 5 yrs nearly where do i go from here i have been to hell and back i feel for you all out there as i cant even sit cant drive cant cook nothing so the answer to this is what love to you all christina x x

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2011 at 02:47

Experiencing anal pain when sitting down after hip replacement. Is this common?

Posted by Optional on 17/04/2011 at 01:59

i had anal inturnal last thursday doc found a lump of some sort im realy teritied she refered me to hospital but the bleeding becameworse after that i rang surgary doc said dont worry thy would try get me in as soon as thy can in mean time im very upset i cant go to loo properly i have pain in my anal passage im so down i cry all the time eny iders please christina

Posted by Optional on 15/04/2011 at 10:48

I had pain usually when i go for natural call. and then after the faeces didnt come its very painfull and then sometimes it pains and itching feelings probably remains every time. pls help this problem has been since 3 days

Posted by Teacher on 12/04/2011 at 07:24

I have recently had an intense pain when I orgasm. This can be non-penetrative through masturbation. It has happened now 5 times, and I have not been able to orgasm without it. I have always suffered from constipation and recently been diagnosed with IBS. The doctor gave me some spasmatol to take - I have finished these some time ago, but now have this pain. Always during orgasm, but also randomly in the day I will get a shooting pain in my rectal passage. I am really concerned about rectal pain during orgasm. I do not know what can be causing it.

Posted by Worrying on 11/04/2011 at 08:26

I had a bi-lateral perianal abscess that needed a horseshoe drain, 14 months ago. It took a long time to heal & there were minor complications with infection. I now have pain in my left buttock and my down into my anus. When I have a bowel movement there is a small amount of blood. The pain in my anus is constant & it does spasm at times. Last week I saw my doctor as I had had a redy/yellow discharge from the anus, I also had a temperature of 38. She gave me an antibiotic which seemed to work but now the pain is back. I'm worried it may be another abcsess. Would it be likely. I don't suffer from constipation & my bowel movement is soft.

Posted by Artist on 10/04/2011 at 08:10

For those of you have been in pain long enough to remember my postings, I was in anal pain that was initially 9 out of 10 and I had to stand ALL DAY for over 6 months. I'm here to report that a visit to a chiropractor and his diagnosis of pudendal nerve entrapment (as I suspected, and I want you all to read up on this to eliminate or confirm in your case) was the answer for me. I had a rectal specialist/surgeon's digital examination, an MRI scan, an ultra sound, various GP visits, lumbar xray... you name it...after a few sessions with the chiro I was able to SIT again. What bliss! He has now discharged me and I'm leading a life with a pain level of 1-2 maximum, as he says it's a chronic condition that will not be cured but I learnt ways 'around' the pain and, this is the good part, some days I am totally pain free! The best help I find for myself is this: STRICTLY 8 glasses of water a day, to keep the rectal passage empty of pressure. As some of you will know with the super-sensitive anal skin, even a FART hurts! I just let them go (around the house only, lol), smile at my partner and say "doctor's orders".... Fortunately, he thinks it's hilarious because I'm usually well-mannered. But I have never been happier since I started this awful journey. Pudendal nerve is such a difficult one for the experts to tie down, it's a long process of elimination of conditions it is NOT. Please read up on it, there's a good Pudendal Nerve Help website. All the best, everyone, I just had to come back and share what I've learnt...

Posted by Ryan on 10/04/2011 at 06:52

i have had a pain in my bum after pooping it really hurts. i went to my doctor and he gave me lactose and anusoal thy didnt work. so im going to try whats on this site and see if that helps.

Posted by popeye on 10/04/2011 at 04:36

i do not have a pain, i have been desperately searching for an answer to my situation, which is, i have two "spots" right in the lining of my crack, one on top, one on the bottom, i can ignore it and i feel no discomfort whatsoever, its the knolwedge which is killing me. is does not itch and it does not pain, its like a layer of skin which has grown out of another layer of skin in my bum, it is bright red and has a tear drop shape, i have searched and i have no answer, it is not a heamorroid, wrong shape and colour, mine is actually growing out in a triangular fashion, they are not worm, PW ewww no, im sure, its not even a skin tag, nor genital warts, im pretty sure because i am not sexually active and this is by choice. please somebody, help me, ive spent the past two days without sleep mauling and searchin all possibilities, i hate doctors and the ones here are pretty shit, i would rather someone tell me so i can find an alternative before i have to go to a doctor and they decide to cut it off, and i bleed to death or have some major deadly infection, third world country ppl and dont beleive what the govt advertises, the hospitals are old stinky, they make my skin crawl, they use one mop in an entire ward and also use the same water, did i forget to mention the hospitals are rampant with MRSA so they discharge you fast enough for you not to get infected with it. also people, this is anonymous, so i dont mind tlaking about my problem, everfyone else has them, but i really dont feel like having a doctor stick his nose up my bum, yes im a prude

Posted by John B on 09/04/2011 at 07:31

I've had bouts of really irritating itching around the anal area for years. I have also had very scary times where I would have a large open and bleeding sore on my bum just above the anus. Scared the hell out of me. I've been here and on many other sites looking for help and relief of my problem. Well, I'm very, very happy to tell you I solved my problem myself. I had been traveling to Mexico on holidays for many years. I am now married and living in Mexico. One of the items I never travelled with outside of Canada was Oil of Oregano. A doctor suggested I use it on my travels many years ago especially to Mexico because of the dreaded Montezuma's Revenge. It is a natural anti-bacterial and is great for many things especially digestive tract issues and cuts and scrapes. It will stop diarrhea in it's tracks for me. As I now live in Mexico I take about 8 to 10 drops in a little water and drink it about once a week. It tastes terrible but I am used to it now. One day I was putting some in water to drink during a bout of bad anal itching. It occurred to me that I have used it very successfully on cuts and once on a dog bite on my arm that I got here in Mexico. Since there are no bad side effects of using it on open cuts I thought what the hell put a couple of drops on my anal area. Wow, instant relief. And I mean instant. There is a, for me pleasant, burning sensation when you apply it. The itching is gone instantly. I apply a couple drops in the morning and a couple at bedtime. My anal problem is usually gone in about two days. I haven't had an open sore either since. As soon as I feel something developing I apply the Oil of Oregano and it never gets worse and is gone in two or three days. I use an organic version I buy on my trips back to British Columbia. I have given extra to many people and all I get back is extreme gratitude. Just my two cents worth.

Posted by 222jaspa on 05/04/2011 at 02:43

i have had pain in my anus for quite a few weeks now,i first found it it was a fissure from my doctor and kind of knew that anyway but now the pain is so acute when i pass and remains painful during the day as it has been so badly damaged. It has got to the point where not matter what i eat or how much i drink it just doesnt help. And even if it heals after 2 weeks or so how easy is it for it to just reopen after trying to fix it for so long? I will now stop eating for roughly 2 weeks as any food i eat turns to concrete. Water yoghurt and sustenance drinks will be my diet. If any one has any personal experience advice or any advice i would greatly appreciate it, thankyou

Posted by cathy on 04/04/2011 at 01:04

i have woken up with anal muscle cramps that spread to the vaginal area also as if I have had sex just before... or it will occur that night after sexual stimulation and penetrations... mostly masturbation as I am single. The pain will go down my legs and thighs much like sciatica pain but is coming from the anus and vagina area. I do feel the erge to want to illuminate wastes or pass wind but it feels blocked. any excessive sudden movement is incredible pain or pelvic floor exercises are painful- to unbearable ...and last night lasted for an hour so I took deep breaths and codeine 30mg with panadol 500mg tablet to ease it. can this be a sign of cancers, or prolapsing uterus or anus???? the pain is very bad. what can I do? I do have some cervical issues with a non-tumorous cyst and one ovary slightly enlarged. and a itch - scratch skin sensitivity I use fexo for to ease the itch or endep. I get urinary discomfort from endep and have wondered if I have a kidney stone in the urethra? as urinating feels blocked with a sharp pain occasionally.

Posted by Jay on 01/04/2011 at 11:27

I have serious pain and when i go poo and hurts when i walk. The doctors just put a few pills in my butthole every day and says every thing is fine and has a worried face. Recently, I used to put 5 pills in my butthole but now he is put 8. It just hurts so much. Once, the doctor put this thingy in my butt and he inspecting my butthole. I almost fainted. I hurt so much. I did 3 inspection. Rectal examination, Anoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy. The anoscopy hurt most. They have to like dig through your anus and rectum. They stick these cameras in your anus. It's like 10 inches long! Help me cure it.

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2011 at 05:13

I have been suffering a anal pain. Sometime it brings blood. When stool is hard then I feel discomfort and pain .How can I cure it.

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2011 at 01:58

When I do have this anal pain, it is usually after a BM. I am not constipated, poop is soft. I have had previous problems with hemorrhoids and did feel that could be a contributing factor. Pain is in my lower anus and lower right side of my abdomen. Pain lasts quite a while. When I woke up this morning it was gone. But this has occurred before (comes and goes) and it is extremely painful. Hurts to walk, much more pain to sit. This occurred after I had 2 BMs for the day. Pain feels severe in anus but sharper and kind of like a lump on my right side. HELP? Really don't want to go to the Dr about this.

Posted by Optional on 25/03/2011 at 10:16

hi, i have a sharp pain and i does not last long, i happens every once in a while. im scared its seriouse, could you tell me what i could be

Posted by Optional on 24/03/2011 at 06:54

im having an itching problem, but its not really around my anus as it feels like its right on the inside of it. it happens about once a month or so. it starts off with a little itch that i cant help but scrath then it turns into a pain AND itch that keeps me from sleeping. im to embarassed to see a doctor or tell my mom about it and i already have medical bills and college loans to pay so i dont really have the cash to go see a doctor. wat should i do

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2011 at 11:29

very interesting reading for somebody who suffers. thankyou

Posted by EMG on 17/03/2011 at 11:03

Ok iv had the splitting and SIROUSE bleeding for a couple years now. its not ever time. t happens for abut a month then i have a couple weeks with no splitting or bleeding. I only have pain when the above happens. after its heeled im fine. I checked myself out today even tho iv had no pain or splitting for about 2 months now (feeling great about that) but now im worried... i have a few skin tags on my cheeks not around the hole. around the hole i have ALOT of saggy skin ging from my anus alng wot is the goutch all the way to the opening of my vagina most of it is pink normal color but iv noticed very close to the hole and around in and in ammoungst sections of this saggy skin is like a dark purple bruising. its not at all painful tho. i dont know if the sggy skin is connected to the fact my out side labia is very large i mean i might aswell have a pair of testicals haning down. could it all be connected? i have my lady garden nd back end and really i dont even go to the doctors when im having bad asthma attacks whch is every other week so theres absolutly no way i could face going to the doctors about my lower body problems. can any one suggest anything or have the SAME syptmes as me? Desprate plez help

Posted by Optional on 16/03/2011 at 08:41

I feel itching around my anus when I start walking for last 4years it last all day I feel like my. Skin is torn around

Posted by Kira on 16/03/2011 at 06:52

Im having kind of tingling feeling alternating with pain coming from anal area sort of the area my period is between i dunno im only 14. I cant sleep because of it! It hurts bad somedays and im to embarassed to get it checked. Please what could be wrong? Today it just came randomly, i went pee then to bed and few minutes later i started feeling tingling down there. Later it became pain

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2011 at 09:01

It hurts really bad to you know(poop). I hate it, and after words it hurts for an hour after that!

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2011 at 08:48

i am a male and i had sex with my boyfriend, the same sex, we had anal sex and after it i felt ok but then the second day we had it again i usually take a week to recover after the first but we had it the secoud day and it didnt feel good. i told him to stop he did. ever since then my anal has been irritating and also when i use the restroom it doesnt hurt but i feel a small pain and small stains of blood on the toilet paper.. i need to know whats wrong?

Posted by JOHN on 14/03/2011 at 05:47

I feel very sharpe pain from perineum below my both legs and rectum but sometime i find very hard to sit down in the chair. But I want to find out what cause this problem

Posted by Lindsay on 13/03/2011 at 09:41

My sister gave birth about a year ago and swears her bumhole relocated. Is this possible?

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2011 at 04:24

For 2yrs i have had rectul pain cause unKNown seeking help. Want to know who elsa is out there? CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME INPUT?

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2011 at 04:31

i have presure and pain need help to find my problem 4 doctors thus far

Posted by paul john miles on 11/03/2011 at 04:10

hi this problem has been ongoing now and its took visit after visit to the gp. the problem being in the back passage area i felt a lump there i went to get it checked the doctor said its piles piles gave me some cream helped a bit used it 4 2 3 weeks could still something this time he had me put in for simdascopy which came back clear months on still feel this thing in back passage. he said i ve got it its an anal wart he gave me wartecron cream which i used made it even worse burning itching. went back to gp now he told me to stop useing the cream and now refereed me to the gum clinic he said they can freeze the wart off great i thought problems will be over that wasent the case. i went there this morning they said i have what they call a skin tag and i need to check back wiv my gp so ive booked now 4 wednesday 2 go back. but what i cant understand is why did the doctor say to go to the gum clinic to start with as it wasent a wart which he climed it was. so i asked the gum clinic to write to me gp about this now and mention why did he refer me to clinic ive been so frustated about all this and now want it sorted out once and for all im far from happy with the gp 4 makeing me go through all this. as 4 changing gps ive seen 3 to 4 diffrent doctors about this. so im just wondering what can i do if me gp keeps passing the buck to the clinic should he say this wen i see him on wednesday i doubt he will as ive asked the clinic to write to him now though to tell him its a skin tag i have. and if i have this removed will it be painfull to do and will it be painfull after as im concerned about this. and just wondering how the tag got there to begin with and will any more come back if they remove this one.

Posted by KK on 11/03/2011 at 10:05

This is my problem: I think I've been having an anal fissure for almost a year. I've seen a doctor and finally I've been able to apply the cream. I've had a check up a week or two ago and it was healing he said. However, something stressful happen and now I'm having terrible constipation even though I'm having two spoon of Metamucil in the morning and a softener at night. Is there anything more I could do? The constipation happens a couple of weeks before the checkup too. Could stress have contributed it? Also, if I don't go to pee, the fissure hurts. One thing though, if I orgasm when I masturbate or during sex, would that hurt the fissure as well? It seems to have, but I'm not sure....my doctor didn't allow time to let me ask him these questions...:(

Posted by Greg on 11/03/2011 at 06:00

I had anal itch real bad and anal pain,spasms,leakage,shooting pain and burning. ( It all went away when I Quit Eating: Wheat Bread,Gluten and Aspartame!) I think I was allergic to Wheat&Gluten;? which caused the itching. And I think the Aspartame in my diet Coke,diet yogurt,diet food,Equal was causing the SHOOTING PAINS. I am Pain- Free now! Yah Hoo !!!!!!

Posted by Jarred on 10/03/2011 at 12:03

iv had the urge to scratch 1 night about 3 1/2 years ago and ever since...i get pain in my bum... iv tryd talking to my parents even my aunty and cousins but they don't no iv done a bit of research on the net and come to this website and countless others..that say go to the doctor... iv tryd 1 method and thats when i move my bowls after wards i get a flanel and soak it with hot water , i let it go warm then apply it to my anus...it soothes the pain..i go and sit and the pain immediatly comes back. i give a lil wriggle and it pases ,, i remember when it first startd i used hair conditioner to wash my body and thats when it startd every night almost i wake to find my hands down the back of my boxers..scratching or even rubbing... very embarrasing sleeping next to my gf or waking the next morning to a horrible stench caused by me itching... rarely i find it pleasurable but i dont intentionally do it... i have not had anal sex.' iv only had intercoarse twice in my 20 years. so thats that ball park picture of having sexually transmited diseases if it gets any worse i plan on making a visit

Posted by rico on 09/03/2011 at 01:44

Thanks to this page. I know I had an anal fissure. 2 weeks of pain I was embarassed so I wrote my symptoms on paper and gave the it to my Doctor. My dr was great. he did stick his finger up my butt. But he had to make sure that i was correct . I was prescribed Glycerl cream as mentioned,. Why didnt i go earlier 2 weeks of pain could have been avoided. The cream perscribed,you put on your finger and then finger up the butt what relief. I was also given what look like bullets to sick up my butt at night time. They did the job. I am also taking warm baths , or stick the shower nozzel under the butt it is very soothing. Or to increase blood flow keep a hot water bottle betwen the butt cheeks. oh what bliss. I Changed my diet for inreased fibre to porridge in water and fruit in the morning. Apple and orange snack @ 11am .1 pm lunch lots of boiled veg and boiled 2x eggs. 4pm Almonds and bannana. Evening lots salad, fish,chicken. Another fruit for dessert. plus 2litre of water . Losing weight, getting healthy and ABOVE ALL NO PAIN. I also do gentle excercise. It is working.

Posted by Optional on 08/03/2011 at 04:41

i hurt my back and can't have bowel movements without using a enema. already had surgery and still the same way

Posted by problem??? on 07/03/2011 at 10:46

heyy... iv got this abscess on the lower back, bum crack area.. i have seen the nurse twice about it.. the first time she said to me that if it returned again then i would have a apporation, but when i got it again she just gave me anti-biotics??? and now i think its coming back again???

Posted by bashfull on 05/03/2011 at 11:03

i smoke alot ,so i sometimes have coughing fits . after having a fit one nite i woke in the morning and i was sore in my anis i guess or rectum?. im a heterosexual male .did i pull a muscle coughing ? ive been sore for a week...but still regular every morning as usual .

Posted by Optional on 05/03/2011 at 08:03

HI I HAVE BEEN IN AGONY FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS I HAVE HAD PILES IN THE PAST BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS . THE PAIN IN MY ANUS IS THERE ALL THE TIME BUT WORSE AFTER I POO WHEN IT IS SO BAD FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS I CAN BARELY MOVE . I HAVE HAD A LITTLE BLOOD WHEN I POO. I WONDER IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEA WHAT IT IS . HAVE TRIED USUAL PILES CREAMS BUT NOTHING WORKS .

Posted by Desray Smith on 05/03/2011 at 03:48

hi, for over a wk my 2yr daughter has been complaining about pain at her bum area. symthoms are high fever, loss of appetite, screaming with pain, doesnt want to use toilet or even bath. the dr has given cream for anal area and antibiotics to clear the infection. 2days now on antibiotics, still the same. please is there any advise. when the pain starts, which is basically every 5min, she lies on the bed with her bum up and cries that her bum is sore. she eats just veggies, no meat, she hates it. cant drink juices, gets a rash. drinks rooibos tea only and mix-on cooldrink. eats only bananas. i have also given her herbal syrup laxative to help her pass stool, as she screams when she does no2.

Posted by Wen on 01/03/2011 at 05:54

DEEP ANAL FISSURE + 3RD DEGREE PILES.This is the my life now, age 27 with a newborn baby living in agony every single day. The severe pain has been going for 8 weeks now,I feel like suicidal! Had the botox injection last friday,but the piles are so bulky the pain is only getting worse with the bowel movement/heavey streching everyday....my piles op is in 6 wks, i dun think i can get through this......

Posted by helpim17 on 01/03/2011 at 08:03

help i have a bad pain in my anal, it sounds like alot of these.. but i dont know i apply piles cream but it seems to hurt a little bit more im too embarresred to tell my mum or doctor but i cry at the pain. it is right in the anal shaft when i insert the pile cream inside i feel someone in there almost like it is blocking can you help

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2011 at 04:32

i have pain in my lower belly after having sex 3 days ago it feel like a bruise now but it hurts

Posted by natasha on 25/02/2011 at 06:41

I enjoy sex with my partner but when we do doggie style i feel sharp pains near rectum and gets very painful. Its like he is hitting my bowel area even though it is normal sex in the vagina. Please HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 25/02/2011 at 04:28

I think I experienced the proctalgia fugax, panicked and took some pain killers. I suspect hard bowel, but also it came and went. This page was helpful.

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2011 at 09:29

when i poo there is blood in my poo im only 18 what could this be? and today i have just been and my bum is sore. This has happened a few times.

Posted by Gino Latino on 17/02/2011 at 10:49

witch hazel will make the pain go away. :)

Posted by christina on 17/02/2011 at 10:24

hallo its christina i have had bad rectal pain now for 2 years or more i have had my piles injected been checked by 6 rectal surgeons and they cant find anything and after bowel movement i have great pain i am having an cladical injection at the end of march hoping it stops the nerve pain i cant even walk i am going to an ostepath tomorrow to get the muscles out of tension so lets hope i get some relief some how as it makes you have no life i have not been in a shop for two years my husband does the shopping and cooking i fel useless i do what i can but i can tell you thats not a lot you feel your life has finished when you cant live properly i have a car i cant even drive good job i am retired as i could not go to work not like this i would not be able to sit good luck to you all out there talk about embrassing bodies mine has been every where to find the cause bless you all .

Posted by Brian on 17/02/2011 at 06:30

Anal sex is also a source of anal pain and should be avoided as much as possible.

Posted by Worried on 16/02/2011 at 08:23

Hi, I have been diagnosed as having internal piles. I was given suppositories but got no relief. I am worried because I am in extreme pain I am unable to sit and experience pain radiating from the back passage working down my left leg. Is this normal for pile pain?

Posted by Sore Ass on 15/02/2011 at 11:17

I Have a recurring Fissure mostly ok though - my problem is a general soreness - I work 4 shifts on 4 shifts off sitting at a desk for 12 hour shifts - when I am work my butt gets sore around my anus - when I am at home it gets better with the use of sudocreme - I have tried all sorts of cushions nothing helps - i get up walk around it don't help - I have a new chair it has not helped - might try sitting on an excersize ball see if that helps - failing that change my job!

Posted by NeedSomeHelp on 13/02/2011 at 08:00

For me, it all started about 1 year ago. Started several weeks AFTER food poisoning (not right afterwards). I lost weight and was eating a lot to gain the weight back. It suddenly started to itch a lot around the crack. I was going to the bathroom more often...3-4 times per day when it used to be 1-2. NO constipation that seems to be common by what people say here and not diahrrea, just frequent bowel movements. 2-3 in the morning, then 1-2 the rest of the day sometimes. I had to wipe more to clean it and go back to the bathroom every half hour or so to clean it more...It kind of felt like something was causing the itch from deeper inside. Then it turned into pain days later. BAD, burning pain to the point where I didn't even want to get up and walk, as it felt better (though still a bit itchy) when sitting down. There was and is NO blood at all, not even a trace. Went to the doctor finally a few months ago after dealing with this for so many months. He said to try drinking fiber to soften the stool. I tried...It seemed to relieve it actually, but then it comes back every so often. Very itchy right now and it feels sore. Not a bad pain...but an annoying, aching pain..almost feels like my muscles are spasming inside the crack. It doesn't seem to be TOO sensitive to different foods...Dairy and caffeine might be a bit bad, but nothing extreme. When I eat more, it bothers more than when I eat less. And wiping too hard causes it to be worse. Any have any ideas ? I'm fearing colon or anal cancer. Colon cancer runs in the family. It seems to feel like an irritation, or a cut in the skin like a fissure..but...there is no blood and it is NOT painful when having a bowel movement. It is just pretty painful and itchy in general throughout the day.

Posted by TRY THIS on 11/02/2011 at 07:32

HI, I HAVE TRIED SOOOOOOOOOO..........MANY CREAMS AND HOMEOPATHY, RECENTLY I BOUGHT WHEATGRASS CREAM FROM A WEBSITE CALLED: DR.WHEATGRASS (GOOGLE IT) ITS LIKE A MIRACLE A WEEK LATER THE PAIN HAS REDUCED DRAMATICALLY AFTER 3 MONTHS OF PAIN. IT IS PRICEY (£20) A TUBE INC. POSTAGE. WORTH EVERY PENNY THOUGH. DONT GO FOR THE FASTER DELIVERY, I PAID ABOUT £3 DELIVERY CHARGE AND RECEIVED AFTER 2 DAYS. GOOD LUCK ALL, HOPE IT WORKS! X

Posted by Somanyproblems on 10/02/2011 at 02:12

Ive had random cramping in the anal area since last year up until recently when after taking a crap a pain instantly shot at my rectum and it felt like someone put a block of metal up my ass and squeezed at it.

Posted by Optional on 09/02/2011 at 06:54

i have a sore bum hole all the time 3 weeks now. Doesnt hurt to go to toilet and no blood. standing and walking is fine, sitting tender. When i wake in morning it is fine until i have a bowel movement. Some days not so sore others sore all day. feels like a constant ache. Have had haemorroids in the past but since going off wheat havent had any; until now, is this haemorroids or something else. did have lower back ache and bum ache for a few days, felt like bone pain. had a bath last night and it throbbed. Does fissures always hurt when going to toilet as i dont. PLEASE HELP, someone respond. please.

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 09:05

I have had this problem since I was a kid. I've asked several doctors and searched several times for what it is, but was always told it was "stress". I'm so glad I at least know what it's called now. For me, I know that they are more frequently triggered if I am effected by a lack of sleep. Keeping a strict 9-5 (12-7:30) is very important for me. To keep attacks at a low.

Posted by Optimist now on 07/02/2011 at 09:04

2 1/2 hrs trawling the net (thinking alsorts of horrid things) and found this the perfect description. Feeling better already!

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 11:05

Well I never really had a name for it , but I think my severe constipation that was waking me at night ,may have been this so called proctalgic fugax. I overcome this immediately with an instant hot bath. It may be 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning, and it may only be constipation but this is what work's for me.

Posted by knowsitall! on 06/02/2011 at 08:59

HEY ALL!! Right okay let me clarify first of all that all of you who are experiencing a stabbing pain at the top of your butt,basically your buttcrack. You all have something called an abscess. It is very sore, but once removed it imediatley feels better. yes I have had one. It was like, hell! I missed soooo much school and it was really hard to sit stand and live. I lost lots of sleep. Get it teeated as soon as possible because if its left there it will rot, turn black and become a CANCER. Nobody wants that so get you butt checked out today. Believe me its not embarassing the doctors make you feel absolutely comfy. Take care :)

Posted by Gautham on 03/02/2011 at 07:07

Hello, I have no problem in constipation but I got a swelling around the anal(not the asshole but near the first hole) which become active day by day. Now i get Puz and slight blood everyday. Initially I thought this is Hemorrhoids but after visiting clinix I got to know this is some kind of infection which should be cleaned (removal of all Puz) on daily basis until the puz secretion stops and later undergo a surgery to aviod this problem in future. I never came across this problem ? Is it a common problem ? what i need to do to stop secreation of Puz. Pls advice and let me know how this disease is called ?

Posted by Optional on 03/02/2011 at 06:13

My daughter is 12 years old and about 6 months ago starting have anal pain. We have had a scope done and x-rays too but nothing was found. The pain is really bad at times and can last up to 30 to 40 minutes. It comes and goes with no warning at all. I have been researching on the internet and have had discussions with her doctor and we both believe she has Proctalgia Fugax. Me, my husband and my daughter are all going out of our minds because we have tried all different kinds of meds and nothing seems to be working. Can anyone out there help us?

Posted by Optional on 02/02/2011 at 07:55

Would someone confirm if I'm the only one to suffer from a fissue and NEVER have constipation? In fact I'm quite the opposite, I have IBS caused by nerves and am very regular. (1-2 times daily) I'm at a loss what to do. Been told to use rectogesic but doesn't seem to work.

Posted by Optional on 02/02/2011 at 12:10

Im gay and when i have sex with my partner i have this extremely painful pain and my anal passage starts bleeding so i cant have sex as often and its putting a strain on my relationship

Posted by Optional on 02/02/2011 at 11:48

am having this pain i dont know if its anal or rectal but i find it very painful to sit in a normal position and even when i am standing it will be there. the pain is continuous

Posted by Optional on 02/02/2011 at 09:51

I have had all of the symptoms described in the Proctalgia fugax section of this article on and off at sporadic moments since I was a teenager. I'm now 31. I have never known exactly how to express my symptoms in words. I wouldn't even know how to describe it to a doctor, so I've always ignored it. Thanks so much for this article!

Posted by John on 30/01/2011 at 12:17

Hi. I've got a small ball-like swelling (maybe the 2-3mm wide) on the entry to anus - not directly on but to the side maybe 5 mm off centre. It is painful and uncomfortable but it is on it's own, and started 2 days ago. I've fad it before maybe a 2 months ago and after a few days it went away. I'm wandering if this is piles? Abcess? Or any other thoughts??

Posted by misslondon on 29/01/2011 at 08:56

for jay(posted 25/1/11), if you had a confirmed lab diagnosis of anal herpes (type1 or type2) then this may explain the recurrences you experience. Aciclovir tablets usually help very quickly to ease symptoms particularly if taken as soon you realise you are getting an attack. some doctors may give you supplies to keep for such instances. if however the tablets don't work and you never had a confirmed lab test, i think that you might need to see a doctor again to investigate your pain and diagnosis of herpes. hope this helps

Posted by misslondon on 29/01/2011 at 08:38

hi all, any bleeding from the anus should be discussed with a doctor. anal bleeding when you are not passing a stool, in particular could be serious. I have had a recurrent anal fissure which seems to heal well with Diltiazem cream. it is often a good alternative to surgery. however eating a lot of fruit,salads and drinking at least two litres of water a day really helped to soften stools. you could also try lactulose (which is a stool softener). I would urge any one with anal pain/problems to see a doctor or a specialist (colo-rectal surgeon). do not be embarrassed. Everyone even the most beautiful in the world has an anus and has to poo, and colo- rectal surgeons are the experts.

Posted by TRY THIS.......... on 27/01/2011 at 08:28

DEAR ALL, THIS IS A PAINFUL AILMENT TO HAVE, I TOOK FROM A GOOD HOMEOPATH: 30C NITIRC ACID (NIT-AC) ABOUT 5/6 TIMES A DAY FOR THE PAIN AND THEN HYPERCAL (HYPERICUM AND CALENDULA) OINTMENT ON THE ANAL AREA FOR HEALING. GOOD LUCK ALL X

Posted by Optional on 27/01/2011 at 06:36

brill all sorted

Posted by Optional on 27/01/2011 at 05:51

i think i had an anal fissure,one of the split's from the anal skin is swollen. i causing me pain and itching. i feel itching a whole night, hard to get a good sleep.

Posted by Optional on 27/01/2011 at 12:48

I have suffered with anal cramps for many years. Last year I suddenly couldn't eat pizza or Mexican food or muffins without a miserable stomach and sometimes anal cramps and intestinal upset. The enterologist charged me $8000 and said nothing wrong with gall bladder. I looked on the web and found gluten intolerance so I quit eating wheat, etc. No more anal cramps, upset stomach, or cramping intestines. Its worth a try.

Posted by iiCharr on 26/01/2011 at 03:25

Hello. I don't really know what's up with me at the moment but every time I go to the toilet and push it hurts inside and at the exit on the anas. This had been going on nearly a week now, I still can go but it's discomferting when I push. Does anyone know anything? Thanks so much, Charlotte.

Posted by Optional on 26/01/2011 at 01:27

I now have a name for the condition I have had to deal with as long as I can remember. Proctalgia fugax. What a mouthful. You'll be sound asleep only to be awakened by intense, unpleasant discomfort in a vaguely defined area but certainly within the anal area. Lasts anywhere from 5 min. to 2 hrs. Can't sleep. Can't get comfortable. Then it just goes away! Maybe 5-6 times a tear.

Posted by jay on 25/01/2011 at 04:31

I began aching one morning from my backside, which I put down to muscle spasm from just returning to my exercise regime after 4 week lay off. Sure, I'd been stressed out by work, exams, up to the point of my routine being knocked out. So, I took a 2 week break mid point. A kind of pattern that's repeated itself for years now. Whenever I returned to exercise before I never had an attack of anal herpes the diagnosis the GUM clinic gave me. Various people have given their views - some putting it down to stress and overworked, others to simple herpes complex, others to sexual contact. The pain strikes at the base of my spine and ever nerve ending through my buttocks down the back of my thighs throbs and leaves me energyless, unable to walk properly, with a headache. And passing motion or urine is like trying to squeeze through a vice the pain makes me feel like I want to pass out eventually it burns as though streaming through hot irons. Apparently, I am stuck with this for life. Remedies please (Chinese, Mexican, etc, whatever the cost, I'll pay: just help)

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2011 at 02:00

Try Nitrogesic Nitroglycerine Ointment .2% twice, before sleep at night and after passing stool. Before passing stool apply lidocaine ointment to have relief from pain while passing stool. You can also have sn 15 painkiller tablets. try sitting in hot water for about 15minutes adding ammonium nitrate into it. This helped me relive at once... try not eating dry food lik burger... have lots of papaya n fruits in your diet... Hope it helps... :)

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2011 at 05:03

I have an uncomfortable anal pain everytime i sit down and when i have sex it hurts in my vag and it never use to hurt there before this all started after i had a bladder infection.

Posted by Watersport22 on 21/01/2011 at 07:17

Hey I'm a 20 year old female, and I seem to be experiencing what most people have written below. It's been happening to me on and off for the past few months but the past two weeks have been the worst. I am so afraid to use the bathroom, in fear of the pain and seeing a bit of blood! I'm a university student and it's difficult to sit in class all day without feeling discomfort in my toosh. I feel a bit comforted in the fact that I'm not alone in this ordeal! I really really hope that everyone gets better, because this is a horrible experience! I guess this is a silly and immature thought, but I am afraid to see a doctor because I'm kind of embarrassed. To state it bluntly, do we actually need to show our...butts? :( I'm also wondering if people have actually had it cured? From the comments I'm reading- it seems like a long-term thing that is recurring and difficult to cure :(... Get well soon, everyone! :)

Posted by Optional on 20/01/2011 at 06:10

i have been having a very brief sharp-like pain inside my anus , it usually last for seconds , it is really very brief , once this happens, i usually contract my anus to escape the pains , this has last for close to 6yrs , and it is not very usual ,please i really need help before it because somethings else

Posted by LIZ on 20/01/2011 at 06:00

IV HAD CHORIC ANAL FISSURE AND SKIN TAGS WHICH I HAD SURGERY FOR. ITS NOW NEARLY 8 WEEKS ON, FEELING MUCH BETTER THRO STILL GET UNBEARABLE PAIN STILL WHEN GO TOILET.DUE TO HAVE FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT. BEEN USING CREAM WHICH HAS HELPED.

Posted by V-tar on 20/01/2011 at 06:20

I don't know what to do everyone. I've had a lasting aching pain in my anus for nearly 3 years now... I know exactly what caused it in the first place. A very hard stool that I passed left me bleeding and in severe pain. Doctor said I had a fissure and that it would heal. A year passed... the fissure healed ( I think ) I don't bleed anymore with bowel movements, but this aching/ stinging pain has NEVER GONE AWAY. I always feel it 24/7 and It's very sensitive and hurts especially when I walk for more than 10 minutes or lay down at any weird angles , or sit for more than 30 minutes. I'm a 22 yr old hispanic male who's always been in good health and has exercised regularly since I was 15. I've seen two doctors and both flat out told me " I don't know what could be causing this " Anyone out there please?

Posted by pain in my hammy on 19/01/2011 at 12:55

I have a pain in my sphincter almost as if im holding in my feces, but not really, and i have a very painful discomfort when i move my bowel and go to the restroom. Please help me. I am going to try and put some "hemmroid" cream but not sure how much its going to do. This pain is very uncomfortable.

Posted by PstOj on 17/01/2011 at 03:07

I have this painful sensation while urinating that radiates through my navel, anus, genital base with sensational feelings on my finger tips. Worse still, it gives me pepper sensations around the stomach. Anytime I feel like defecating or passing out gas, the pains around my genital becomes severe or when I couldn't visit the toilet as at when due and I am pressed, urinating becomes very painful. In fact when the pains around the anus becomes severe, I start feeling like urinating without success. I end up visiting the toilet and only drops of urine comes painfully. Meanwhile, after using advil tabs for a day or two, the pains will subsides for almost 7 days. Of recent a small painful growtgrowth appeared inside my anus that pushes out when defecating. After taking some prescribed antibiotics and injections, the growth reduces and stopped coming out but it still remains very painful and discomforting. WHAT IS THE WAY OUT???

Posted by Optional on 14/01/2011 at 12:35

i had this problem for seven months dry many medications nothing seemed to work started vitamin c 500mg tablet, magnesium 400mg tablet,and seven seas make of ribaflain probiotics and multi vitamin immune support tablet one a day , i take all three talets together at night and have not suffered again with anal problems constipation or piles please do try this it works.

Posted by pietro on 10/01/2011 at 09:14

forgot to say that i also take a medicine mixed with water ( movicol ) 3 times a day to soften stools, it makes going to the loo much easier. good luck

Posted by pietro on 10/01/2011 at 09:11

i am recovering from a chronic anal fissure.i had it for 8 months before seeing the doctor,i used a cream called rectogeasic twice a day for 8 weeks, the improvement was fantastic, before the treatment i would be crying with pain for about 2 hours after a bowel movement, i was taking 12 to 16 strong pain killers a day, i am now down to 4 pain killers and the pain is reduced to a couple of hours of discomfort per day, i had an examination last week and the fissure is healing well, i am continuing with the treatment for another 8 weeks as a i do now want the surgery. i also have a warm bath every night in place of a shower, this really helps to relax the sphincter. you do not need to put up with the pain,SEE YOUR DOCTOR, i wish i had gone 8 months ago. dont suffer in silence, help is available, good luck to all sufferers hope this helps.

Posted by Norman Goodfellow on 09/01/2011 at 01:29

I started using suppositories 15 years ago,this kept proctalgia away and was wonderful for some time.I am still using them and also taking 2 senokot everyday,i have lost the use of my colon muscle and occasionally use my own enema kit. My problems are obviously self inflicted. Can you tell me what lies ahead.

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2011 at 09:22

the pain when it comes usually takes my breath away and then i am left with a very deep ache i have had this problem for five weeks constant .my doctor gave me anti inflamitarys and co codimol now i have constipation and stomach cramps;i also have a possibly damaged or swollen piriformis muscle 'does anybody recon the two are linked ? sympathy only please.

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2011 at 09:13

hello i get anal pain sometime when i walk it last about 5 OR 10 min sometime 20 it really unconfortable when i walk i only get this when i walk i dont know what wrong pls can u tell the type of infection i have?

Posted by Heather on 07/01/2011 at 12:18

This message is for Amy who posted her comment on 19 November. SHe had a baby 5 months previously. Amy I can sympathise with you as it sounds as though you have exactly what I have. I have 2 kids and my second one is also 5 months old. I had a tear in my anus after my first son was born 5 years ago and had to have an operation to cure the anal fissure I had. I was having severe pain on passing stools and it didnt matter if they were hard or soft the pain was the same like passing razor blades followed by blood dripping into to loo. Nice! Not! but the operation solved the problem. unfortunately the same things happen after my second child and I am going for the same operation once again as I have another fissure. None of the creams/ointments are any good in my opinion. They just gave me headaches and no pain relief what so ever. Don't be embarrassed - go to the doctor and get him/her to examine you - I did yes it was embarrasing but worth it as I will be pain free after the 24 January!! (The date of my operation). Good luck x

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2011 at 03:57

HI, I have been facing anal itching whenever I go out and walk for about 10 or more minutes, My anus area starts itching and it is really intense and I grapple to keep me away from itching myself.On the same time when I comeback home and try to wipe my anal area with a toilet paper, i see minor red blood spots and bit irritation but it calms down in a while. This symptom is repetitive. Any suggestions..will be appreciated.

Posted by Trent on 06/01/2011 at 12:49

my butt hole gets raw and chapped on a regular basis and i don't know how to get it under control.

Posted by Jack on 05/01/2011 at 11:34

hi guys um im only 16 and i think i might have the anal fissure thing theres a small lump under my bum and its sore i do have some pain and i know this sounds stupid but is it a really bad thing like could get very ill or die from it ?!?

Posted by Nom Nom on 04/01/2011 at 08:28

Hey, Ive had this stinging pain in my anal area, not outside but inside about an inch in. It isn't pinworms or hemorrhodes**. I can't laydown or sleeep, only standing makes me feel better.Th epain is like a needle poking me

Posted by help! on 04/01/2011 at 04:19

i have had constipation problems all my life, and i am always struggling to have a frequent, or normal, bowel pattern. i am a teenager so i thought maybe i have a fissure but i don't think i have ever put gel on my bottom. for the most part i do get cramps, and my stomach does get a but bloated, it is really annoying to me to have such frequent constipation. some times i think that it is due to my buisy schedule, but then again, every teenager does. could their be any underlying causes to my problem? maybe a gluten alergy or some other disorder? i have seen my doctor before and all he has perscribe to me is Miralax, it worked very well in the beginning, but now when i use it it does not seem to be working very well, because i am still straining and i tend to be constipated for more than 5 days. has my body gotten to used to the substance that it is beginning to not work? should i consult my doctor again? and does my story sound like i have any of these illnesses? besides the herpes because i have never had intercourse.. not to be awkward :/

Posted by FIONA on 04/01/2011 at 12:28

Hi. Just wondered if anyone shared this problem... After having sex with my partner my anus swells... (Im NOT talking about anal sex!) It literally feels like my anus is turning inside out when climaxing but it does not cause pain. After sex my anus is very swollen & itchy & takes an hour or two to settle down to its normal size.

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2011 at 03:09

The pain in my anus area has severly increased over the last two days. Ive had bed rest, warm baths, tucks pads, preparation h, anvil and I bought fiber supplements , but this pain has caused me not to be able to stand, it feels like it's pressing on my tailbone now. What should I do?

Posted by John on 02/01/2011 at 11:16

I found the info here on proctalgia fugax incredibly helpful and comforting. I seem to be typical in my experience. Last night, pain was so sudden in onset and so severe that I actually passed out momentarily and began to shake - and my wife called an ambulance. Happily they came immediately, checked everything carefully and assured me that there was no real need to go to hospital. By then, anyway, two Ibuprofen had done their job, too. Move on and be prepared for a recurrence one day, in the knowledge that there's probably nothing really wrong!

Posted by Optional on 01/01/2011 at 08:57

i have the same problem it hurts me after the bowel and before as well. it feel like something is cutting inside. is homesalt usefull for this or any kind of gel or oil treatment.

Posted by Optional on 01/01/2011 at 03:27

I have had an anal fissure for 3 months now and it's been worrying me, until I seen this web-site. The best information I found was submitted by somebody called 'Richard Mann', so if you need help with an anal fissure just follow his comments carefully down this page. Thank You Richard Mann

Posted by Chylo on 30/12/2010 at 07:22

Hi. My problem is that i have a fissure which was caused by constipation. How do i use the bathroom, if it hurts to do so? I've tried stool softeners and they haven't exactly worked. I guess ill have to keep trying, but advice would be nice.

Posted by greatestoftheseisLOVE on 28/12/2010 at 01:16

Proctalgia Fugax: My husband- 43, suffers from this excruciating pain (so do I, but rarely) & the good news is, his doc prescribed a med that greatly reduces attacks. It's a soft tissue muscle relaxer, as opposed to a regular muscle relaxer. ST mucle r's in no way affect cognitive ability/make you feel loopy. They did make him sleepy at first but not anymore. He takes one Dicyclomine (generic) 10 mg twice a day, Bentyl is the brand name. The Dicyc. is very inexpensive & has proven to be a life saver. He still has attacks now & then- they seem to come in spurts like several in a week then disappear for a while. When he does have an attack he heads for the shower, the hotter the better, seems more heat provides more relief. I bought a wooden shower stool & he says it helps a ton, guess we shouldn't have had the built-in seat removed at remodel, ha! Anyway, I hope this helps someone, I'd hate for others to suffer thinking there's no help available. Oh yeah, at onset his doc told him to take another Dicycl. even if he's already taken full daily dose. Here's to a pain-free bum!

Posted by mr.pain on 24/12/2010 at 03:30

Hello I've had this pain now for 3 months and have been to 3 different docs.the pain is unreal just woke up one morning and went to the bathroom like normal then out of nowhere it hit me..it was a bowling ball wrapped in barbed wire. It got worse and worse untill thick blood would come out with the bm. So I went back to the doc and she said she could do nothing for me.I looked up meds to take over the internet. And decided to try mineral oil. Within 2 days the pain while bm was completely gone and so was the neverending pain. However after 4 days it started to come back slowly and soon read on the back of the bottle not to take for more then 7 days in a row.on my 7th day I stopped the mineral oil treatment and the pain got worse every day now I'm back to where I was with the bowling ball. I'm thinking about starting to take the mineral oil again but not every day although I am scared of the side affects of becoming dependent on it. And a question does anyone know if I can drink wine with my mineral oil?not back to back but if I go out with friends and have a few glasses of wine then before I lay down for bed take the mineral oil...is that safe?

Posted by Optional on 23/12/2010 at 01:21

I had this problems for a long time. Last night..I couldnt sleep ...it was terrible terrible pain..It lasts about 10 -15 minutes, but if feels forever.. It comes back every so often maybe twice every three months...I never told my Doctor...I was so suprised when I read so many people having the problem even worse, some people have blood in their bottom and stool...

Posted by Aaron on 22/12/2010 at 11:00

hi my problem is that i have some pain on my buttocks skin i feel when i sit on my butt n due to that there r some dirty dark marks there right beside the anal fissure on both sides. should i consult a dermatologist?

Posted by Caleb on 22/12/2010 at 02:45

My problem is going on three weeks. I'm pretty sure it started from constipation which led to an anal fissure. There is an obvious sensitive area at the 12oclock position. I would bleed everytime I went potty. And I would bleed profusely. I realized the constipation was probably brought on by too much dairy and caffeine, so I'm eating bran, Metamucil, fruit, and OJ. Within the past four days the bleeding has stopped, but there is sometimes terrible pain. The pain occurs just before going, then it is gone, and then it returns a couple of hours later and lasts for about four hours. The pain is sharp and in my anus, not at the area where the fissure is. So, has my situation gotten better, or is this an abscess?

Posted by Optional on 21/12/2010 at 07:59

tried anal for the first time with my girlfriend and now for two days she told me her upper stomach hurts and has'nt passed a bowl movment should i be worried my stupid curiosity hurt her and i am so scared for he right now please help

Posted by Optional on 19/12/2010 at 04:38

This is way to embarrassing. My boyfriend wanted to trial anal with me i was scared to because of a previous attempt with someone. Now I'm sore and is passing blood through my stool. I'm taking Dulcolax like i did before but this time seem to be worse then before. I dont want to go to the doctor or tell my mom yet, but it hurts sittings down. I keep telling myself this will pass like it did before but it feels much worse

Posted by Optional on 17/12/2010 at 11:13

Ive had a anal fissure for 6months. Unfortaitnly I have developed a 2nd one which makes the pain even more unbearable. I want to have the operation but it sounds as if the are some side affects, but its worth a shot as I cant go on like this!!!

Posted by Optional on 14/12/2010 at 11:49

I went to the toilet one day and got a painful my rectum. It feels as though it has been bleeding ad it is hard to go to the toilet and im scared that it might be serious shall I leave it a week and see how I feel? Or just go straight to the doctors?

Posted by Optional on 10/12/2010 at 02:03

I started experiencing this about a year ago, maybe? I didn't really know what it was, but it just happened out of nowhere, really. I'd be walking in the store, or just relaxing, in class, whatever. It's so unbearably painful, but only lasts for a few seconds. I wish there was some way to actually get rid of this. I don't want to live the rest of my life with this, you know?

Posted by Optional on 09/12/2010 at 02:30

I have sharp pains in the taint area (area between the vagina and anas) after sexual intercourse. Last up to hours. Can anyone help me?

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2010 at 08:37

I have just had a historectomy. I have had trouble out of my anus before but nothing like I do now for the past 6 weeks I have soreness, burning,sharp pains,and feels like sittin on barb wire all the time since it started. USED all different med nothing seems to help. Have this if I go to poo or not. what do I do?

Posted by Richard Mann on 04/12/2010 at 06:11

Wow, I love all these comments, someone should compile a book for all of us ailing souls. I have posted a few comments and advices prior to this one, but the following insights comes from my diary which I have been keeping for the last 7 months of trying to heal my fissure without surgery. Questions to ask yourself when there is sensations or pain going on at the anus or anal fissure include: Do I have? 1. Urine elimination needed 2. Gas elimination needed 3. Bowel evacuation needed 4. Stress or heightened anxiety induced It maybe 1. 2, 3, 4 or even all 4 or any combination at once depending on the severity of the announcement. (Hello!) Maybe a crystal ball might help! (pun) Think about it, and act before it’s too late, causing more constipation or a fissure spasm that may come on, increasing pain or a flare-up due any nervousness or STRESS! When the urge to go comes on, drop everything and “GO!” Also, I have been practicing a toilet technique that I find is helpful in reducing pain while eliminating a stool. Gently squeeze the buttocks together just above the anus with the thumb and forefinger (holding the fissure together) while leaning back against the seat which allows enough pressure to let the anus open, use deep breathing and lower abdominal exercises (not doing any heavy straining) while eliminate the stool. I call it "The Ballet At the Butt." I have a 12 o'clock fissure and I don't know whether or not this technique can be applied to whose who have fissures at other locations of their anus. I would have the surgery performed but, the recovery would be impractical for me. I do not have a bathroom that has a bathtub or capability of using a portable sitz bath. I have read that post operation rehabilitation procedures require bath technique to reduce pain and is a vital necessity for a successful recovery. I'm not embarrassed to discuss or learn from any of these life-altering experiences. "Good luck!"

Posted by no display name on 04/12/2010 at 04:37

I have had this problem intermitantly for the past 3 years. For instant relief, apply Preparation H. I have never had hemerroids, but I always carry this in my purse, as an attack can hit anywhere, and it is debilitating at the time. The pain is gone is seconds.

Posted by Mark on 02/12/2010 at 03:42

Butt cramps -Proctalgia fugax - DRINK WATER LOTS OF IT!! I am convinced it is caused by dehydration. If I don't drink enough water it happens more frequently If I exercise strenuously and don't drink enough water during the day, I get the butt cramps. It can make me feel like I want to pass out and it can last for upto 15 minutes at its worst - make me think this must be the closest pain to childbirth! Sorry ladies if thats not so!. I will drink at LEAST 1 litre of cold water immediately to stop the pain continuing. If its really out of control I will take a ibruprofen if I'm desperate.

Posted by WlooGuy on 27/11/2010 at 07:47

To Sharon, go to the doctor. Don't be afraid. They will be able to answer your questions. They may suggest a stool softener (NOT a laxative) such as Laxaday to help you pass your stools more easily. It may take two "hard" bowel movements before you notice the change. Drink lots of water all day (8-10 glasses) and eat lots of high fibre foods like whole wheat. Also drink prune juice at least once a day and avoid processed foods that would make your constipation come back. You'll feel better in no time! :) Good luck!

Posted by joan on 23/11/2010 at 07:39

have had anal pain for about 7 months off and on, been to doc 4 times they are now sending me to see a surgeon not sure what he will be looking for as doc could not find any piles. The pain is constant feels like it is far up inside.

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2010 at 04:28

Very bad anal pain has lasted for months I have been to several doctors,but no one has found the problem, they think it may be from a nerve, but don'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR IT IT IS LIKE SITTING WITH A RED HOT NAIL IN MY BUTT. pLEASE HELP ME AND TELL ME WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR MIGHT HELP

Posted by Optional on 21/11/2010 at 02:59

Hi, I Had A Baby 2 Years Ago And Every Time My Bowles Open It Feels Like Razzar Blaze Cuming Out Off My Bum. I Am To Sacred To Go To The Doctors.

Posted by amy on 19/11/2010 at 02:48

i had my baby 5months ago and tore a little bit when having him but they said the tear would heal itselfs, however whenever i go to the toliet my anus spilts open and bleeds alot, its so painful, im to scared to go to the loo so i hold it in most of the time which is giving me terrible belly aches, my doctor said im constipaited?? i really dont think he understands quit whats going on, i cant live like this i cry going to the loo, its horrible :(!!! please help... xxx

Posted by sharon on 14/11/2010 at 12:39

my problem is not anal pain, rather my problem is dat wenever i go to toilet,my feaces is always very strong and hard 2 excrete. Sometimes after defeacatin i feel pains in my anus. So pleast i just wanna no d easiest way 2 solve dis problem without goin 2 a hospital its realy makin me restles

Posted by Optional on 13/11/2010 at 09:01

I have been to a clinical doctor and he cannot figure out what is wrong with me. I have a pain in the anal that seems it is never going to go away. In some cases the pain will go from the anal and travel down my leg. I think it is nerve damage but im not sure what do i need to do?

Posted by adewumi on 11/11/2010 at 04:50

info found very helpful and educative. Welldone

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2010 at 12:20

I have been having pain in my anus for over 3 months. I have seen over 7 doctors and tried every medication and nothing has helped me out. This has also caused headaches and stomach problems and even my right arm feels asleep can anyone please help me know whats wrong with me.

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2010 at 11:39

when i pass stools or wind it feels as if a piece of glass are passing then blood on tissue paper afterwards still hurting for at least a couple hours i have shower twice a day mornong and nite i make sure im clean but this problm is getting me down i am embaresed to go to see dr about this any advice please

Posted by kuder671 on 07/11/2010 at 08:46

whenever i flex my butt hole, it hurts as if there's something stuck. i tried pooping but nothing would come out. it all started one morning after i pooped. i went to work and started feeling this irritating problem. the next day it still felt the same. i don't know if i should get it checked up because i don't know if its really serious.

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2010 at 09:40

Dear all, Hi, I have a serious pain in my anus for more than a year now. i went to three different Doctors in three different countries and they gave me some meducation, and the pain seemed to go away for a month or so. then same old story happens...without any warning, when i have a hard stool, i return back to same situation...i am really worried what to do? May I need an operation? i am really worried

Posted by mark ryan on 05/11/2010 at 03:45

HELLO MY NAME IS MARK I HAVE BEENING PASSING BLOOD FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS I WENT TO THE DOCTOR ABOUT 4 WEEKS AGO I HAVE TO HAVE A ULTRASOUND ON THE 29 NOV 2010 AND THEN ON THE 19 JAN GET THE CAMERA THOSE THAT MEAN I HAVE COLON CANCER

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2010 at 07:58

I have these random, severe cramps in my anus that almost make me pass out in pain, I usually have to stop right where I am and NOT MOVE until it stops. They can happen randomly, or when I go to the bathroom. I'm not sure what it is or how to fix it. It's like a knife is in my anus, and it can throb like a cramp. Please help. Thanks.

Posted by Richard Mann on 03/11/2010 at 02:00

Hello, I have been suffering with an anal fissure for the past 5 months. I don't know how it was created, butt (pun intended) I managed to have been able to get it under control lately.I have my fingers cross in hope that it is healing and won't reoccur. After researching on the Internet and having applied the rules and practices that helped me to recover, I am sharing this information in hopes that it might give insight to others with the same ailment. It is included as the following: “Healing anal Fissures” 1. Mechanical (friction causes flare-ups) 2. Emotional (stress causes anal pressure & tension) 3. Fluids (mainly water) 4. Diet (fiber,psyllium & softeners) for energy, health and controlling constipation 5. Some exercise (when not in extreme pain) to keep the bowels flowing 6. Avoid and eliminate “constipation” and diarrhea the (#1 enemies) eliminate when the urge appears 7. Hygiene (clean after stool with soap and water) 8. Not straining and tensing of the anus upon eliminations 9. Rest (even bedridden if necessary) reducing pain from flare-ups or anal sensations 10. Controlling motions (like not splitting the legs), or making any radical movements 11. Deep-breathing exercises 12. Ice packs and hot to moderate baths and sitz baths 13. Using creams and prescribed ointments 14. Discussing with others that might have clues for pain relief and cures 15. Concentrate on healing 16. Depending on the severity, fissures may either heal at home or require surgery 17. There is a wealth of advice information from Doctors and the Internet Anal fissures are not life threatening, healing reduces their chance of reoccurring. Good luck, hang in there and stay focused!

Posted by Optional on 29/10/2010 at 01:14

Hi everyone! I was reading all your comments and know exactly how you all feel with the excruciating pain associated with anal fissures and piles. I have 3 children and after every one I have had both of these awful condititons. Can I advise anyone who is struggling with these to please please see a doctor. It is embarrassing but the suffering has got be worse hasn't it?! After my second child was born I got the worst tear yet. I couldn't sit down or stand up and had the pain during and after a bowel movement for approx 9 hours, then the same the next day and the day after that for about 2-3 weeks at a time. I visited the doctor and was given GTN ointment (the headache one) and lactulose. GTN is supposed to relax your sphincter muscle to stop the spasms associated with the pain but to be honest I didn't notice much improvement although over time I think it would help. The lactulose was very usefull because constipation is your absolute worst enemy with these conditions in my experience. It is scary going to the toilet but you MUST go and not hold it otherwise it will get dry and hard to pass. Drink lots of water too at least 8 glasses a day. If the stools are loose then it gives the fissure more of a chance of healing by itself. I always aim not to have to push at all when I'm on the loo and make a concious effort to breathe and try to relax. Easy said but I've been there and tried it all and this really is the best way of easing it! A hot bath will help but the pain just returns when you get out! Avoid very strong pain killers because they will just constipate you more. Tramadol is very tempting but it will do you no good in the long term. I take 2 500mg paracetamol tablets and on prescription I get diclofenac sodium tablets which I take with the paracetamol 3 times a day. Diclofenac is a moderate pain reliever and anti-inflamatory, so it will help with any associated swelling. I also use anoheal cream which was prescribed by a consultant. It works the same as GTN but doesn't give you the headaches. Don't expect this to be a miracle worker though, again I think it helps over time but you still get the same amount of pain. I have alse had botox injections into the wall of the anus. I found this very effective but you will have to go down the route of doctors ans consultants to get this done. Personally it was the only thing that helped me long term and I would advise anyone who had a few grand in the bank to go and pay private for the proceedure. You would get it done in a few weeks and the pain relief is instant. The botox paralises the sphincter muscle so it cannot spasm and cause you any pain, even if you were to get constipated. It only lasts between 5-6 months but this is enough time for the fissure to heal itself. After this minor operation, I didn't need to take lactulose and didn't get any symptoms for 3 years. I had a third child and here I am again but I'm booked for botox again in a few weeks and am confident it will work again. Defo no more kids for me though now! Hope this helps anyone who is suffering.

Posted by Anonymous on 28/10/2010 at 04:43

I have a knot almost right beside my anal hole and it hurts only when I touch it or sit Down wrong.

Posted by Umesh Patel on 27/10/2010 at 05:35

Drink a cup of milk with 1 table spoon Castrol Oil ( Not that one of vehicle engine oil, but edible castrol oil ) at every night for 5 days. It really work. This solution is given in Indian Aurvedic Books which was wrote before 4000-5000 years before. This is not a joke. I have used this and have have benifite from this. Please note that this is some what laxative, so take care and drink at bed time.

Posted by christina on 26/10/2010 at 09:42

hi its christina two months ago i done the nhs bowel test and it came back with a small amount of blood in it and they sent me another kit and that had the same so i went to the hospital and all my blood test were brilliant and they did special ones and they were good but i still get pain in my anus and i dont know why they can tell anything in your blood test so i give up has anyone got any surgestions on what to do thanks/

Posted by andy on 26/10/2010 at 08:21

i keep getting random pains and some itchi ness ov my bum and looks like i have a swolen bumb whole any ideirs ov what it may be

Posted by John smith on 24/10/2010 at 10:23

I have had anal rectal itching & a rash for 2 years I have had relieve with betnovate ointment. About 2 years ago I had a bout of shingles could there be a connection. It feels like ringworm but failed to respond to anti-fungals . I do sometimes get haemorroid pain & suffer with daily flatulence.

Posted by Optional on 24/10/2010 at 07:51

i have anal pain the whole time and go to bath very often!

Posted by Optional on 24/10/2010 at 12:56

I have suffered with anal cramps for many years now, and I thought I was alone because I NEVER heard anyone talk about it. Then one day last week I was flipping through the channels and I heard Dr.Oz say "anal cramping"!! I was shocked that many other people have this condition! With the information I found here, I can try to treat myself, and if that doesn't work I will know exactly what to tell a doctor! THANK YOU!!

Posted by No name on 23/10/2010 at 06:50

I have had horrible anal pain the knife like pain :( since I was a kid untill now and it really really hurts BADLY.... what should i do???

Posted by hasan on 19/10/2010 at 03:54

hi every body anal pain i'm so sympathetic with every one complain of anal pain i was one of them i carried out two surgeries and finally didn't have the rest i lost any hope in treating but in my god i trust i tried every prescription millions prescriptions i had heared about it from any sources and finally there was only one result do you know what is it? (MORE PAIN)SO I EVENTUALLY I believed that it is not disease no it is not it our destination and we should accept it with all patience and satisfaction.

Posted by Optional Richard Mann on 19/10/2010 at 11:25

I have been taking notes and collecting opinions and experiences from other suffers that could fill a library, butt (pun intended) I am still bewildered about how to solve my anal issues (hemorrhoids and a fissure) for good. A few simple tips that might be helpful include: Having a "low residue and non-protein diet," which is important in battling the #1 enemy that keeps us from healing without invasive or surgical strategies, and that is the all mighty "Constipation," bed rest, relaxing, reducing stress,walking after meals, prescription medication (that contribute to constipation), ointments, anal hygiene, foods that cause gas, getting enough sleep, not lengthy sitting or standing, keeping obesity under control, Kegal exercising methods, "not straining," not prolonging urine or bowl elimination, staying hydrated, and a list of techniques to avoid pain, flare-ups and therapies that could chock a horse. But mainly "Don't panic." Just like you found this website, go on the internet for clues, answers, comments and possible solutions for help. Be strong! Just get through it, just keep your ass out of trouble and carry on

Posted by Optional on 12/10/2010 at 08:28

i have pile for a long time,,,,i can't use the washroom it pain like crazy whenever i use the washroom it takes like 15 - 20mins before it comes out and it pain ..

Posted by RICHARD on 12/10/2010 at 01:22

I HAVE HAD PILES THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE BEEN TO THE DOCTORS AND WHAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN IS SONE CAPSULES TO REDUCE PAIN AND IFFECCTION. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT THE PILE HAS A SWELL THAT I COULD FEEL. AND I HAVE TOO MUCH SWEET IN BETWEEN THE BUTTOCK, I SUSPECT IT COULD BE SOME FLUIDS FROM THE INTENSTINES(lAYMEN'S LANGUAGE)

Posted by dRaC on 07/10/2010 at 05:21

Yoga is the best medicine to relief the pain,I do have a pain in the anal area, but as soon as pain starts I do breathing exercise, inhalation and exhalation of air, for 5-10 minutes the pain will disappear within a minutes, try this fox, is a very cheap and effective medicine. Best of luck.

Posted by Thought I was crazy! on 07/10/2010 at 09:31

I started having the Proctalgia fugax symptoms shortly after fibroid surgery and the pain comes on a monthly basis only during my period. It starts a few days before and lasts a couple of days after. The pain is excrutiating and literally brings me to my knees. Without the medication I would not be able to work or function during my period because I would be in a fetal position because of the pain. 800mg of Ibuprofen and 25mg of Tramadol taken togther at the first onset of pain is the only thing that has helped me so far.

Posted by Optional on 07/10/2010 at 08:27

Has any one else suffered this weired effect that sometimes just happens?.....This has been happening to me since I was 16 or 17 years old and I haven't experianct this lately until a week ago. What is the answer to my problem[the correct and study proven answer please].?.....THANKX

Posted by david on 06/10/2010 at 02:33

Had two piles banded six month ago, but have got another piles hanging out, the last time they well banded they bleed very bad to to point of calling the ambulance and going into hospital for the night, them two day later again being rushing in.But i was just unlucky, would still get them done as not worth the pain for years before. for some unknown reason when the piles are bad, cant sit down and the pain his in my penis too.

Posted by Optional on 06/10/2010 at 01:30

i think i have a anal fissure, it happend 3 days ago when i had went to the loo i noticed it was sore and like a terring feeling i also noticed the small amount of blood on the tissue, since then i have felt on and off discomfort but now 3 days later and i have to go again i have been putting it off because when i tried to go i felt as if i was being ripped on i stood pratically bent over touble for about 10 to 15 mins in intorable pain to the point of nearly being sick i was in floods of tears and could hardly breath, is there anything i can do to help me sleep tonight i have the doctors in the morning as i phoned nhs24 and they said for the state im in theres nothing a&e can do and i need to try hold of till morning see the doctor then go to hospital if needed . i can feel fine then the pain is unberable like in bed now 10 minutes ago it was like being stabbed ...

Posted by Optional on 03/10/2010 at 12:20

Ever heard of "No pain, no gain"? As when i don't get pain, i don't need to poop. I only get relief from passing painful stool. Just that we're so scared of the anal pain, that we put off trying to go when we need to.

Posted by Judy on 30/09/2010 at 07:54

Diagnosed with anal fissure 25 years ago after childbirth. It reoccurs with bad constipation and straining. The pain after pooping makes me desparate and depressed. Also anal spasms after pooping are so painful I am dizzy and exhausted. Not ready for surgery becuase occurrences are not that frequent. Any practical tips for dealing with anal spasms after pooping that have worked for you? Doctor prescriped Lidocaine 3% but it doesn't seem to prevent or help with the intense pain that makes me weep

Posted by swanseaOptional on 29/09/2010 at 11:27

Well i,m back talking to you all,well i,m a lot better than the last time i talked to you all.I stopped taking my lowwer back pain tablets months ago and then i started to have this pain i have been telling you about,so i started to take it again about 2wks ago i tell you wot i think through taking them again i,ts done a lot of help plus i,m eating branflakes,fruit not that i don,t eat fruit,wholemeal bread and water.Iam a lot happyer and relaxed,still using the sudocrem,still not heard from the hospital will go when it comes,feeling a lot better hope you all get better soon,i,ll keep in touch speak to you soon x.

Posted by Mark on 26/09/2010 at 09:55

@Heather, I have the same pains you are talking about. Otherwise I either have a hemmoroid or fissure. Having one right now again. Very sharp, on my right side. Can't poo cause of the extremem pain. makes me want to scream. If this persists I might just kill my self. Anyway, it's cause of the hard tough poo. When I eat only salads specifacally (Carrots and babanas and Raspberries.) i don't have this problem. Only fried food and pizza! And junk food like chips. Anything hard and dry. So basically I just need more fiber (However i have a sensitive stomach and cant digest alot of oat and other vegetables) I'm a bit constipated too, the problem is this hard poo and pain RIGHT now. It hurts! Another problem i have is sometimes after i eat something i get a stomach ache, then when i finnaly puke I do poo which comes out runny.

Posted by joanna russell on 24/09/2010 at 04:20

i had a baby about 3months ago and since then i had anul pain i went to th doctor about it and came bk tht i had piles the piles has cleared up and now got a skin tag which i would like to have removed and i got a little cut around the anul aswell the doctor gave me cream for it the pain is unbelivable i went to c my doctor today and said tht to still use the cream for another 2+3 weeks if it aint cleared up then i have to go bk and i b transfer to the hosptial

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2010 at 07:27

I am experiencing some symptoms of an anal fissure and I have tried to apply ointment before I have my bowels moved but it doesn't help. I feel like there's something that keeps on splitting open when ever I use the restroom. The pain is near the opening of my anus. This be happening for about three months. Is this normal? Is there anything else I can do? Is it just because of a splitting open whenever I poop?

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2010 at 02:06

i really am haveing problems!! for about 5 years i have had odd shaped bowel movements, like flat on one side. ( i know this sounds strange)now i am haveing extream pain, bleeding and i think it would be called swelling around my anal area!i can not have a normal bowel movement because it hurts, so i used a supposatory, while i was inserting it i felt a hard side to my anal canal, besides the extream PAIN!!i sometimes wipe and i have blood clots- i always have blood but not clots..i dont want to go to the dr. and look like a fool. and i dont want to go because it is going to hurt. if this is just somethings like hemeroids that i can fix myself i surly dont want to go to the dr.... my quiestion is at what point do i go can someone please give me some advise??

Posted by me on 22/09/2010 at 08:41

i cannot find what im looking for, i have 3 or 4 large hanging things from mu anal passage, doesnt hurt but gets sore in the summer and tends to leak even when i have cleaned myself

Posted by Optional on 19/09/2010 at 05:30

I suffered from anal spasms about once a month for years, until I heard that I could end the pain almost instantly by drinking 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar. IT WORKS!!! Try it! It amazed me. I SIP a bit of water afterward, for about a minute. Then back to sleep in no time.

Posted by swanseaOptional on 15/09/2010 at 09:15

Do;n,t worry about the doctor,go ask for a lady doctor,it might get worse.Well i,m still waiting for the hospital to get back to mw had a letter to say they had a letter from my doctor,and that was the 19th july.In the mean time iv,e been to A+E and they gave me cream to num the area and Fybogel to drink in water but nothing has helped,and still in just as much pain as ever nothing has changed, i have been putting Sudocrem on all the time it has taken the sting off it a little but my pain is in and out side.get back when i know more cheers.

Posted by IBS newly diagnosed on 15/09/2010 at 06:42

I just had the worst painful seizing of the intestines attack, in my life! I was recently diagnosed with IBS and I hate to add this new symptom of proctalgia furag to the list..anyway, took a muscle relaxer and vicodan and it is gone after 15 minutes of massage to the pelvic region! I feel for anyone that goes through this.

Posted by Optional on 14/09/2010 at 12:03

I have a problem and it really bothers me. For the pass two days at the entrance of my anus on the inside hurts and i have no idea what is causing it, i was sleeping even since night and it woke me up. I went in the bathroom and looked through a mirror and i didn't see any sign of a tear or anything. I just dislike the fact of going to a doctor about this problem Please help.

Posted by Optional on 08/09/2010 at 02:00

Anal pain and transperent jelly like substance is passing thrugh anal doar plz tell the solution

Posted by Optional on 07/09/2010 at 09:53

today i had sex with a guy for the first time and we had anal sex but how long does the pain last for? and is it suposed to bleed a lil?

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2010 at 11:27

i have a pain in my back passage. It doesn't hurt when I pass stools but it does hurt when i try to sit down. Im losing sleep because of the pain and i end up crying alot. After readin this page i need to go to the doctors.

Posted by thor on 01/09/2010 at 09:40

i have been told by a specialist that i have an anal fissure. I have had it now for 18months and it is going to be surgically removed. It bleeds sometimes when passing bowel movement but has never caused any pain at all. Is this normal as everything i read on them says they would cause a lot of pain??

Posted by Optional on 01/09/2010 at 05:32

I have a pain in my rectum when I bemd over to pick something up

Posted by Angie on 01/09/2010 at 12:44

Had a second attack of proctalgia fgax last night - lasted 15 minutes - thought I was going to pass out the pain was so bad - worse than passing a kidney stone! I fractured my sacrum (snapped the pointy bit off the end, which was displaced but never put back into place) 12 years ago during a fall on stairs, and also have degeneration of L3&L4;, sending pain down the front of my right thigh when I walk downhill. I'm wondering if the combo of degeneration and fracture is causing the PF?

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2010 at 10:08

i have what looks like a slit in my anus. it burns and the only comfort i get is when push as if i'm going to the bathroom. what could this be? i can only see the slit when i push out my anus.

Posted by debbie on 30/08/2010 at 01:42

please could you give me some advise i av been sufferin now for months i take lazitives every day cos the pain to go to the toilet is to painfull i think i have a tear even wen i do go to the toilet with lazitives i spend all day then in the bath as i cant walk or sit with the cronic burning ripping pain i neeed to get this sorted as my life is really hell

Posted by snehashis chowdhury on 29/08/2010 at 11:05

Is Proctalgia fugax curable diseases? I feel pain through out the day. operation has been done for three times but not get relief till now? doctor could not ensure about its curability.

Posted by Optional on 29/08/2010 at 11:00

It startd wen i was 16 its on and off and i sometimes cry wen i cant sleep but warm birth hlp with painkillers

Posted by Optional on 28/08/2010 at 01:02

in december 09 i had a abscess on my left buttox close to my anus. i ended up having surgery to get all the infection, it would not heal,back to hospital, they lanced it and i had to pack it, so it would heal inside out, now it is august 10, still not healed and it has caused a hole in my bowel and the abscess leaks into my bowel. any comments or help will be great, i am so up set about this, help!!!

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2010 at 05:12

i have a pain in my butt for about 4months....i went to the doctor n for the past 2months i'm on tablets n its not workin....one time it heal n as soon i finished the tablet it started to hurt again...after using the toilet i can sit for 5mins straight..the pain is horrible..could you gently people tell me if its a anal fissure or a pile..i'm so fed up..i'm missin classes and school cuz i doh feel to go n sit long :(

Posted by confused on 27/08/2010 at 07:49

this is gross, but when I have to make a bowel movement I can feel the bowel under my flesh all the way in my vagina and groin back to the cheeks of my hiney. to eliminate the bowel I have to use my fingers to push on my vagine and groin area toward my anus for it to evacuate. This has caused a problem now to where I cannot sit without pain below and in my right side.I have had xrays but evidently unless they see it when it is happening I look ok.like the one lady says she hasn't been able to sit for 5 months, what's going on? Please help.

Posted by jay9 on 25/08/2010 at 03:30

i had this pain and it has started again i wake up and have a pain in my lower stomach but it also hurts when i go for a wee or poo and also when i get the build up of a fart i couldn't even drive to work as it was that uncomfortable it sometimes hurts when i try and sit down! Whats going on with me? Help

Posted by Optional on 23/08/2010 at 06:26

i feel a constant pressure low down at entrance to my anus

Posted by lillte angle on 19/08/2010 at 05:14

i am suffering from piles,fissor,constipation,loose motion since from 6 yrs,and a gas prblem too and my leaver is weak,,,i am unable to understand what is happning to me,every year i got severe fever ,along with blasting pain in head,having dilay time in periods also,there is bloody stool comes and i am unable to sit properly in my class room,its feel like i am loosing my memory power,know i am facing pain in my stomach when i eat food,and pain in veins from stomach to thigh,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by Jane on 16/08/2010 at 05:51

had a minor surgery to treat a perianal abscess which I miss diagnosed as pile. was on flagyl and ciprofloxacine for 5 days. 2 weeks later, i noticed a little puss with blood smears from the surgical incision, a noticed a little hard mass by the opposite side of my poo poo hole though not too painflu. I ve gone back on flagyl 400mg 3 times daily. I feel like going to the loo but nothing much comes out. I m worried about this condition. could my anal abscess be reoccuring in another location? Pllllllease help anyone.

Posted by Anonymous on 15/08/2010 at 11:59

sitz bath and ointment is helpful

Posted by Maegan on 14/08/2010 at 04:23

Okay, so this is whats happening. I am 12 years old and female. Yesterday it felt like I had to defecate or pass gas, but I couldn't. When I had to fart, if you will pardon the word, it felt like something was holding it back. Sometimes I have anal pain when I REALLY have to go poo, but this is normal for me, so when I sit on the toilet, I can not go. After I try, it STILL hurts. The pain starts and stops. When I am sitting on my bed or laying on my side, it does not hurt. But when I stand up or start to walk, it hurts! Please help! I am about to try a shower and see if that helps..

Posted by whozis on 12/08/2010 at 03:54

I suddenly began having severe pain on bowel movements, so bad that I actually screamed aloud. This went on for days. I visited my primary physician who said that all he saw were normal hemorrhoids. Over the months, the pain lessened to where I only yelled aloud, and then finally moaning and groaning, with an occasional yelp of pain. I researched for weeks on the Internet until I found someone mention dibucaine. I found that Nupercainal gave me relief, although other brands of dibucaine did not. After a year of this pain, after a colonoscopy, my gastroenterlogist said that I had a hypertrophied anal papilla. After removal by a surgeon, I was cured!

Posted by whyme on 11/08/2010 at 11:22

I have had an anal fissure for a while now, like a few months, maybe a bit more than that, its not terribly bothersome, i guess i've kinda gotten use to it, but is an anal fissure something that i should get taken care of, for the fact that it isn't really going away? i dont have a good eating habit at all. but i'm really embarrassed to go to the doctor about it. So i guess my immediate question is, is this something that absolutely needs to be taken care of?

Posted by christopher norman on 10/08/2010 at 12:21

still not the same answers im looking for .

Posted by Optional on 07/08/2010 at 09:31

I am facing this problem i have 2-3 small fissures near my anal canal.it pains alot, while excretion it pains alot , very uncomfortable and painful , and a little swelling , plz help me what shuld i do ? it is a type of cance , i am scared to tell it to anyone , help me plzzzzzz

Posted by Dumisane on 07/08/2010 at 12:53

Im having difficult time i have a serious inner pain under my private part near the anus and my anus is sweating each day this problem happens every two days after intercourse or masterbasion

Posted by Optional on 06/08/2010 at 03:13

AM EXPERIENCING ANAL PAIN, ITS BEEN NEARLY 3 DAYS. SO AM LOOKING WHAT I HAVE (IF ANYTHING), I DO HAVE PILES, AS A RESULT OH CHILD BEARING, BUT WAS NOT AWARE THAT THEY WERE THEY WERE DISTURBED IN ANYWAY. IVE NEVER HAD THIS CONSTANT DULL ACHE BEFORE, AND ITS VERY LOW DOWN NEAR THE ENTRANCE, OR SO IT FEELS LIKE! IT COULD BE PILES, BUT DONT THINK SO. I DONT THINK ITS CANCER EITHER, SINCE I HAD TO SEND SAMPLES AWAY, AS A RESULT OF A NATIONAL SWEEP OF ELDERLY FOLK, IN THE UK, 6 MONTHS BACK, AND ALL WAS OK. SO ILL ENDURE IT A FEW MORE DAYS, THEN BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF THE PAIN HAS NOT GONE. THERES NO EVIDENCE OF BLEEDING, AND IM NOT CONSTIPATED. I NOTED THAT ONE POSSIBILITY COULD BE A TRAPPED NERVE LOW DOWN IN THE SPINE COULD BE RESPONSIBLE, AND HAVING ARTHRITIS THIS COULD WELL BE THE CAUSE.

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2010 at 08:16

I obviously have an anal fissure after an extremely hard bowel movement last night. I am in so much pain that I can't go again today eventhough my stool is pretty soft, it is killing me. Can I use something like Dermoplast to numb the area. God knows I don't want whats in there to get hard and have the same experience again.

Posted by Steve on 04/08/2010 at 06:39

i sometimes wake up at night with a unbearable pain in my back / anus i try got stand up, sit down, lay down again but it just doesnt go away. only after 20-30 minutes it starts to fade away. apparently its Proctalgia fugax. im happy that i found this because now i know there is nothing serious going on.... thanks for this website

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2010 at 06:47

informative

Posted by Optional on 03/08/2010 at 04:51

i have been suffering from a lot off pressure in my lower back for the last 2 weeks i am going the toilet 2 0r 3 times a hour and constantly feel like i need a wee but i cant go all thetime i have 2 wees a day.care all these problems linked and do i need to go the doctors

Posted by mark in kent on 02/08/2010 at 04:32

bowel movement felt like item length wise being pushed down narrow tube which was not expanding to allow movement. Process took ages and caused numbing to leg and foot and eventually pins and needles in foot. After pain and sharpe stinging very evident.

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2010 at 08:41

i have these sharp pains when passing a stool but it has only started recently after my hip surgery. i was wondering if i should just go to the dr to get it checked out or if i should just wait a little while and see if it settles down on its own

Posted by Artist on 01/08/2010 at 11:51

Had a good day yesterday and bad one today, but hey the good one was like a holiday from awful anal pain. Am learning lots from the chiro, as it seems mine is nerve entrapment in the lowest vertebrae (I think of the pudendal & sciatic nerves as my "lizards stuck under a heavy rock.") Anyway, a tip I learnt to pass on, in case yours is back-related: when standing, "kneel" one leg on a chair. It takes the pressure off the spine. At home, I'm carting a chair around with me from noon onwards when the pressured spine creates more pain - good to put a leg up when drawing (my income) or working at bench. We all know one degree of relief is heaven!

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2010 at 11:48

the pain also seems to come from the kidney area

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2010 at 10:43

I've had this "Anal fissure" for about a week now, and I think its because i've been swimming alot, like everyday but, I can't even poop because everytime I expand it, it KILLSSSS!!! it doesn't hurt afterward, only when im just about to finish peeing, or try to poop. and I have to poop really bad and I can't because it hurts!!!!

Posted by Kel32 on 30/07/2010 at 01:34

Hi other anal sufferers - I too have got this anal fissure thing going on where I feel like I have a cut in my anus and it absolutely kills me to poo - I just had a baby recently and abit of constipation which isn't really unusual for me and now this pain which brings me to tears each time I go to the loo - any advice?? I went to the doctors today and he prescribed Movicol sachets for constipation and Xylocaine Jelly 2% to numb the area before going to the loo. Lets hope it helps - also wondering if caffeine is to be avoided to avoid constipation???

Posted by Artist on 28/07/2010 at 12:12

The fact my GP was open minded about my anal pain (realising he couldn't cure everything) and sent me to a chiropractor has resulted in my first little degree of relief! I can bend over to retrieve things from floor and similar height without pain in the anal-coccyx area, like a thread being pulled from anus to lower vertebrae. Have had two bouts of proctalgia fugax standing up (instead of during night in bed) in two days, which is a change, and may be a reaction to the chiropractic manipulation (altho' I doubt it) but I willingly trade that for this lovely improvement. My chiro has discovered it's pudendal nerve entrapment as result of osteo-a. A chiropractic free tip everyone, use a lumbar roll when you HAVE to sit or drive car... a rolled towel behind back will do... place at height that brings most relief for you from pressure on 'tail end.' All best for now. Artist

Posted by Steven on 27/07/2010 at 11:59

I have anal pain and muscle tightness to the point i cant sleep. i find myself in the bath tube for hours. The muscles tighten so much i can defecate or pass gas. If i try to in cert my finger it is very hard to do. Ive tried hot baths. enemas. and also inserting my finger to massage....

Posted by Artist on 26/07/2010 at 10:57

Reporting back on my doc appt - he referred me to a chiropractor who found today, yes indeed, that it's the pudendal nerve being squashed and referred pain travelling through anus and rectum. After an hour on the manip. table I felt as if I were even walking differently when I came out (not as if trying to tuck my 'tail' between my legs). Maybe there is help after all.. another session Friday and twice a week for 3 weeks then assess the results. ANYTHING that HELPS is like having a holiday!

Posted by Optional on 23/07/2010 at 01:56

A few minutes ago i went to the bathroom, when wipedthe tissue was bloody,it was a spot of right red blood. this has happened once or twice before. my anus itches alot. i was constipated for a while but now im afraid and thinking what if its cancer?!

Posted by ManageItNaturally on 18/07/2010 at 10:00

I have had a chronic anal fissure for a number of years, and the occasional occurrence of piles. The reason was periodic bouts of hard stools and constipation. I wanted a natural cure, and the following things have helped me a lot, to the point that the fissure is a non-issue: a) Passing stools twice a day (roughly 12 hours apart). This keeps them soft, as the colon and intestines absorb less water, because of quicker passage of food through the digestive tract. b) Defecating the Indian-style (squatting) as opposed to the Western style. This reduces the strain on the veins and anal passage. It makes stools come naturally without straining. If you have a western style toilet, then you can squat on sheets of paper on the floor. c) Diet with lots of fiber daily - at least two high-fiber fruits (e.g. two mangoes), two raw tomatoes (with skin), dahlia (cereal/porridge), Isabgol (psyllium husk) and triphala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triphala) are what I eat daily. I also avoid processed stuff (like cookies) and fried foods generally. d) 8-10 glasses of water daily. I really hope these measures help you fix your problems and let you lead a healthy and happy life.

Posted by Artist on 16/07/2010 at 02:05

Finally a diagnosis! After rectal exams, anal exams, colon exams, MRI and pelvic girdle ultrasound coming back fine, the LUMBAR XRAY found the culprit/s. It's a bit like what I thought as far as the nerve goes.. I have osteo-arthritis in the bottom part of the vertebrae next to tailbone and the vertebrae above it, hence INFLAMMATION of the bone has been narrowing the canal, as have some bone spurs that have grown as a reaction, and consequently squashing the nerve "cables.' A chronic condition and degenerative. Pain meds and nerve-releasing back exercises for the rest of my life. Dr's appt on 26 July to discuss options/treatments. Not what I wanted but life must go on... I was hoping it was something that could be manipulated back into position! Charles after being given many laxatives early on in my condition, I found 8 glasses of water a day without fail the best, and most harmless, stool softener. Line them up, and drink one every hour! Artist

Posted by swanseaOptional on 14/07/2010 at 03:57

well i am crying with my pain it feels like there is a cut there,im nervous to go to the toilet,i hold my bottom with the toilet roll when i need to go ,the pain takes my breath away makes me feel sick and cry with pain.I can feel a lump there,i got skin tags but they have nothing to do with them it,s on the other side,i,ve had 2 lots of cream but not helped so my doctor is sending me to the hospital to find out more,i,ll get back when i find out more from the surgeon.

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2010 at 12:52

This pain is deadly.i get it every 4-5 months and lasts 2-3 weeks.it starts without constipation.none of the painkiller give any relief.do use diltiazem cream but still this trouble lasts same period.I want to scream loud. Any one can advice me how to num that for quick relief?

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2010 at 12:17

feeling a bad pressure, sitting, standing, lying, even standing, but especially when I bend over. ?????

Posted by justin on 13/07/2010 at 08:14

i had pushed really hard on my erect penis i felt a loud pop.felt like i was peeing down my leg. pain in the perineum and pelvis.penile ligament pain and referred pain. felt pain and nerve tingling all the way up to the eyes. the bulbospongiosus muscle and anal muscle pain.

Posted by Charles on 13/07/2010 at 11:19

Male, 62. Southern California Thank god, I finally found this site. I've been suffering with, what I think, is a continuous anal muscle spasm for a few years. In my late 20's, I had a lower back injury on the job moving furniture. I am taking Vicodin and Xanax for life, both known to have side effect of constipation. I've had a colonoscopy and a urinary track inspection for enlarged prostrate, both negative. The day before my colonoscopy, I was prescribed medication to flush me out. One was (2) Bisacodyl 0.5mg the day before. It is a strong stool softener which ended in diaheira that day. I am trying it without doctors instructions, started with 1 pill a week, that wasn't enough. Then progressed to 2, 3, now 4 pills a week meticulously scheduled started Saturday 7/10/10 every 42 hours and it is starting to help me with my own symptoms. Yesterday, my constipation started out, then went to normal followed with 1 session of diaheira. My pain level was down to a 2 vs 5-6 where it used to be 9-10 before I stated myself on a regimen of Bisacodyl. Further testing is required. I've read your comments about the lower back spine pressing on a nerve could be a contributing factor. I will be going to a neurosurgeon to see if he can come up with an acceptable diagnosis. Bisacodyl is an over-the-counter drug but at my Von's, it is kept behind the prescription counter.

Posted by Venugopal kavuri on 12/07/2010 at 10:15

I am suffering from pains at the part of lower back bone .I want remedies for this type of pains for Male.

Posted by L on 12/07/2010 at 10:14

I was diagnosed with an internal anal fissure in April 2010. I believe it was linked to taking so many painkillers when i broke my hand in March. I was prescribed rectogesic ointment and stool softners. The stool softners worked well, but the ointment has not helped so i stopped taking it. After 6 weeks of an internal examination, i went back to be told the fissure had moved externally. He then gave me some general anaesthetic gel to apply to my anus, this further hasn't helped and i cry everytime i have eliminated my stools. It has been 4 months now and i've never had this before.. I'm not sure what to do, it ruins my social side as i become tired and moody. Please help!

Posted by Optional on 12/07/2010 at 03:37

Proctalgia fugax I find a drink of cold or hot water will help. Is there a link with dehydration?

Posted by Optional on 10/07/2010 at 07:25

I have this pain somewhere inside my anal region. It is not unbearable but worrying. It happens on a regular basis say 6 times a day. It does not disturb my toileting nor do i experience pain whilst doing so. More often than not, it occurs sitting or after prolonged sitting. I feel some relief when i pull the muscle of my anus. Can someone please throw a light.

Posted by Artist on 08/07/2010 at 10:59

Results of MRI - all fine! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, this is all so depressing. I am definitely in pain, I love life, I do not wish to be unwell, so why the hell can't I sit down for the last 5 months? The nurse on phone did tell me the MRI focussed on anus and vaginal area so let's hope the lumbar xray (which I'm now told could be another week because of backlog) shows up SOMETHING that is causing the pain. Anyone else had an MRI that showed nothing and then found out later what it was, like from a nerve specialist? One hallmark of all our symptoms here seems to be frustration at waiting on a correct diagnosis... All best everyone, I'll be back after lumbar results unless I can help someone else meantime. Artist

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2010 at 09:20

I have constipation & its been almost 3/4 days since i have passed my stool & i am unable to poop because my butt hole hurts badly.I cant sleep or sit properly because my anal hurts. What do I do?

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2010 at 05:39

very good and informative

Posted by Artist on 06/07/2010 at 11:05

Tony, your symptoms sound like mine! at least those you list below. Well I've had the lumbar xray and STILL haven't got the results, then unexpectedly yesterday the hospital had a cancellation and I got the long-awaited (been standing all day since February!!) call for an MRI. Quite cosy and relaxed in the machine, not as most people describe it, I think some people might exaggerate the discomfort, except a bit noisy - now waiting on TWO lots of results, but surely this will be it? A diagnosis for this painful condition..... let you know. Artist

Posted by Optional on 06/07/2010 at 02:06

use to get sharp stabbing pains in my bum usually only for a few seconds. then noticed i have a somewhat hard lump. doesnt hurt at all to go to the bathroom or nething else. i dont get the pains anymore but the lump is still there. what is wrong with me?

Posted by Ozzyfan666 on 03/07/2010 at 01:50

Mine starts to hurt and bleed every few months but only hurts when my bowels are open then after a few days ( a week tops ) it goes away. Can the size of your bowel movement contribute to it anyway ?

Posted by Optional on 03/07/2010 at 10:09

hello, i had my tonsils out on june 22nd 2010. i have not been able to poo since. i am on Diclofenac and Zapain caplets which are codine phosphate and paracetamol. the effects are constapation i have heard. but its been nearly two weeks and my poo is kinda there but cant come out !!! help it hurts loads and my tummy is bloated. any ideas how i can like soften it or something .. please :)

Posted by Polska on 01/07/2010 at 08:02

What has helped me the most is using a small bit of crushed ice covered in one of those wet wipes and lie on the bed- put in between the buttocks for whatever ails you down below - pain from the coccyx, piles, fissure etc. Diet- wholemeal bread is a killer for me - sets off all sorts of problems down below Pains - become aware how you are sitting and standing as sometimes repetetive actions are affecting you especially if you are always doing it on one side of the body e.g. sitting on a sofa with one leg up on the coffee table or bent under you, standing and leaning on one side. I first developed very bad problems in my buttocks and back from doing yoga especially one position which I used to sit in for hours at a time (left leg bent the other outstretched). I had physio and certain excercises makes it all far worse than before e.g. calf muscles excercises or going upstairs 2 at a time. For the last few weeks I've been standing up most of the day as in a lot of pain but I noticed that on 2 days when I had to attend a funeral and involved a lot of sitting in the car and wooden church pews - I barely noticed the pain - was distracted. So perhaps focusing on our pains can make it worse at times. Good Luck!

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2010 at 06:44

experiencing pain after sitting or driving, not apparent after night in bed or if i can stand most of day, it feels as thogh my external anus has swollen when sitting even after a relatively short while, any suggestions? tony

Posted by OptionalArtist on 28/06/2010 at 09:38

While waiting for the MRI (see my posting below, particularly Julie as your symptoms are very similar) I went back to my GP today and asked for a lumbar xray - not that I think they are very good as showing nerves, but if it's a vertebrae out of line??? Anyway, he said sure, and I had one within half an hour. Waiting to hear results in two days. Let you all know in case it has some insight into your condition..

Posted by christina on 24/06/2010 at 06:30

hi guys and girls i am still in trouble i went to a rectal surgeon last friday and he said you have progalia fugax and to do execises to got the muscle to work but the pain is a nightmare is there anyone out there that has this and what do they do for it as it drives me mad to say the least it puts a hold on your life blessings to you all who suffer this problem love christina x x x

Posted by Julie on 22/06/2010 at 11:47

Hi I have had this pain in my bum for about 3 weeks. The pain is when I sit I feel pressure around my bum area possible the top crack of my bum. It doesnt hurt to pass stools at all, I have no bleeding or anything but I must say sometimes possibly monthly i get a stabbing pain running down my anal canal.. I am very uncomfortable sitting for too long or driving the car for more than 5 - 10mins. I have NO pain whatso ever when walking, running, standing or doing any physical work only when I am sitting can u please help thank you

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2010 at 04:17

rectal pain deep inside diarrhea, pain constant except when sleeping no blood have seen many doctors and had many tests but they have come up with nothing this has been going on for two years even stayed in the hospital for seven days but still nothing

Posted by helen on 22/06/2010 at 08:09

Hi been reading comments about anal fissures,Had a hip replacement and was given codeine so wish I didnt take it.Caused very bad constipation followed by this awful fissure.On week 6 now,got suppositories and cream from GP.The pain is so intense but unlike other people I get more pain while standing,stopping me doing just about everything.Ive lost full nights sleep with it and feel very sad.

Posted by christina on 21/06/2010 at 07:44

hi its christina i have just had the most awful attack of muscle spasm you could wish for in my anus i was crying so badly with pain i did not know what to do its wearing me out can someone out there help me does stress bring it on has anyone else had it that bad its calmed down now but i saw another rectal surgeon and he said it was the swing muscle from my anus to my vagina that has gone into spasm has anyone heard of that i have got a terrible lot of stress in my life and that dont help it hope someone can give me an answer to this problem its driving me crazy thank you to you all love and blessings from christina x x x

Posted by Artist on 19/06/2010 at 01:04

Finally, I think I may be on to a track that leads to diagnosis - for my symptoms, anyway, wish it was everyone's- as I have been reading a lot about Pudendal Nerve Entrapment (see my prev. comment).. Last night, with a paternal history of osteo-arthritis, I took a diclofenac pill prescribed by my GP a year ago for knee pain but not needed since. It's an anti-inflammatory drug. Right buttock/perineal/anal area pain went to a 6 after 8 hours rather than 8-9! Leads me to conclude that I have some joint inflammation (pelvic girdle/lowest vertebrae or 'sit-upon' bone?) that is pinching the pudendal nerve in its pathway through these areas. This "treatment" definitely changed SOMETHING (to some degree I think Panadol is anti-imflammatory as well, would like Dr Steam's response on that). Hope it gets my GP on the right course for diagnosis. Roll on my MRI scan... I've been standing for 5 months now. Sleep is bliss... toilet seat is bliss.... no other place relieves the pain, which definitely progresses with the day. Best to you all, keep sharing! Artist

Posted by melissa0909 on 16/06/2010 at 06:34

I am havin sharp pain in my but .... sort of as if im constipated.. which imm NOT though! because i just went poo like 2 hours ago and ever since that sort of hard, and dry bowel movement i've been getting this sharp pain . ! Have any ideas why?

Posted by Amy on 12/06/2010 at 07:40

Hi, Been to my doctor again yesterday for my ongoing anal pain. Dr presscribed PROCTOSEDYL Suppositories . They basicly numb the painfull area to reduce the pain. I can feel the diffrence. But they can not be used more than week. So i don't know whats going to happen after i finish them. I am also on the list for ultrasound of pelvic area and stomach. I also have stomach pain and pain in the left groin and leg aswell.

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2010 at 01:44

i have a small swelling just on the right side outside my anus no blood anywhere painful but more uncomfortable than painful

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2010 at 02:25

Rectal continues presurre from last 4 weeks. My GYN did a internal checkup and see no problems. I did my Colonoscopy ( no real problems) and I will be goign for a sonogram. When I was 35 was diagiosed with an IC condition fo rmy bladder. Always had lower back pain. As of now no surgeres. Where do I go for help. The pressure is there all the time and more in the evening.

Posted by Sye on 10/06/2010 at 10:14

I just came to know what it is. This is a great site. Its worse when you are in pain and dont know why you are in pain in the first place. I recently had this weirdly weird pain and it never goes. Wondering if sitting somewhere worsens it?

Posted by Artist on 09/06/2010 at 06:46

Back from the return visit to my GP. He read the Colon-rectal specialist's "diagnosis-by-elimination" (at least we know what it is NOT) and the results of the pelvic ultrasound (nothing there either) and then read the web print-out I took along following my suspicion that it could be pudendal nerve (I have so many of the symptoms! typically anal pain gets worse as the day progresses and that sitting becomes intolerable!). Says he tends to agree and the best way of seeing is not xray or ultrasound but MRI scan. As the specialist has booked one of these, we have to wait as that is the next step! Rang the hospital to see where I am on the waiting list and could be 2-3 months yet! Aaagh! but I don't begrudge the people ahead of me.. my turn will come. Meantime it's still a life of sitz baths, standing up all day, and drinking 8 glasses of water a day to avoid constipation. Lots of walking has been good - my blood pressure the lowest in 6 years and I'm normal weight for height! So, for those of you who can't get a diagnosis either, this website may be part of your answer: http://www.pudendalhelp.com/symptoms.html Prayers for pain free days for us all! Artist

Posted by Tim on 09/06/2010 at 04:37

I have a severe constant anal pain and pain in the pelvic area today. Yesterday the pain was in both sides of my lower buttocks and began a week ago progressively getting more painful each day, this has suddenly stopped. I also get periodical lower back pain for approx. 5 years now. My Doctor's diagnoses was "inflimmation of the pelvic joints" on the 8th June, he prescribed Moxicam 7.5mg. Can anyone help as I feel my Dr. may be wrong.

Posted by Artist on 09/06/2010 at 12:54

Christina, Just front up at your emergency doctors who are available 24/7 and get urgent relief. Ask THEM to make an urgent appt with your GP and tell him the symptoms again as your colon-rectal specialist obviously found nothing (but I'm beginning to think he/she's missed something as after my exam he mentioned that it was NOT so-and-such (can't remember term used) as my anus did NOT spasm upon entry. Yours is going into spasm! I received a diagnosis of what it is NOT (comforting in some respects but no relief or answer) and am back to GP today where I'll request a coccyx area ultrasound or xray re compression of pudendal nerve (my suspicion of what it is). Thinking of you, fellow sufferer. You are not alone. We are here.

Posted by Greg Queen on 09/06/2010 at 09:45

Dr. Stearn, Thank you for the information on Proctalgia fugax. I have informed several doctors of the pains that I have lived with for many years, and none have ever been able to diagnose the problem. I will use the methods of relief that you given in the article. Thanks again!!!!

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2010 at 09:33

sometimes at night my private part will feel like someone is stabbing it. it will last until i go to sleep sometimes it will quit before that.but the weird thing is is that it only happens at night

Posted by christina on 07/06/2010 at 04:47

hi its christina here again i still have bad muscle spams in my anus i have no life with it cant go out cant do anything is there anyone in the same state as me and what do they take for it to calm down thanking you all who have this problem out there i have been through hell and back with this i think thev next step would be the grave yard as you are at peace and out of pain surely theses days with the technology we have there has to be an answer thanking you christina x x x

Posted by Amy on 06/06/2010 at 03:12

Hi, I am also the victim of the anal pain. It started six weeks ago, at the same time i had pain in my left leg also. I don't know if they are related to each other. But after a week i had pain in my lower abdomin and pain in my left groen. Its making my life hell. Anyone has the same problem please let me know. Thanx

Posted by Optional on 06/06/2010 at 09:29

Hi I am feeling this pain for years now but i neva visited a doctor becoz i m ashamed of it. Wat should i do to get rid of this pain which appears time to time.

Posted by ash90 on 05/06/2010 at 08:32

my bf of 4yrs decided to try anel sex for the first time while having intercourse , i wasnt prepared he just penetrated my anel area without ant lube , and if felt like sumthin cut me or i got a rug burn as soon as he went in ,he pulled right out when he heard me scream ouch n never attempted again ,,a day later i felt a little weird n decided to take a look , i saw a lil rise in my perinum (the area connects the vagina and anal ) and it hurt when i touch it or even wen i sit in certain position ,although it doesnt bother me as much ,,i really want to kno what is that , i was wonderin if it couldve been the friction that caused it because it was no form of lube so it felt very dry ,n now it hurts ,,CAN SOMEONE PLZ HELP!!!

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2010 at 03:52

I found exactly what i was experiencing! Thanks for a great site

Posted by christina on 03/06/2010 at 02:17

hi guys and girls i went back to see my rectal consultant on wednesday of the 2nd june and i have muscle spams in my anus and there must be someone out there that can give me some advice on getting rid of it i can hardly walk for pain and when it goes into a spam you could scream all i do is cry with the pain surely smoeone must be able to surgest something any idea will be much appreceated thanking you all out there christina god bless you all x x

Posted by Artist on 03/06/2010 at 02:08

Hi Christina and others, hope you are all getting relief in some degree and keep telling us how, please. Now that mine has been definitely diagnosed by ELIMINATION by a colon-rectal surgeon that I do NOT have anal fissure, abscess or piles, I am personally on the track of pudendal nerve. Still standing except for meals, discarded a ring-cushion I tried as it put pressure ON the area, not right for this condition (whatever it is) at all! Partner rubbed some "Antiflamme" into my buttocks for me and I nearly hit the roof - like sitting in a 40gall drum with a petrol fire underneath! Seriously felt like 3rd degree burn altho I tolerate Anitflamme otherwise - strongly suggests nerve. No results yet from ultrasound, appt with GP next Thurs, will let you all know. Waiting on MRI scan appt. Bless all, Artist

Posted by Maria on 31/05/2010 at 10:09

I had an attack last night, it woke me up. My second attack ever, and both of them this year. This time it was a real bad one. I nearly passed out. Stabbing pain that felt like it was tearing me up inside. It lasted maybe 5 minutes, and during the episode I took ibuprofen, which I did with my first episode also, and kept walking around. If I curled up in bed, or on the floor, it made it worse. Then as quick as it had started, the pain was gone. I had no idea why I was getting this unbelievable pain. Cancer was my first thought. I thought of Farrah Fawcett who had just died of anal cancer last year. So much to my relief, after reading the postings here, I'm fairly certain that what ails me is Proctalgia fugax. I've read all of your postings (thank you!)and will try some of the suggestions. I just hope this is not genetic. I would hate to have my sons suffer like this. Do any of you know if members of your family also have this condition?

Posted by Harry on 30/05/2010 at 03:21

After I go to the toilet there is no pain for about two hours. Then the pain starts and lasts for 12 hours or more. The only relief is sitting on a hard chair or taking a bath. After 3 or 4 hours the pain is severe. When the pain eventually goes there is no more pain until I next pass a motion. The pain is a stabbing burning pain. I cannot sleep withit and my life is slowly deteriorating and I think of ending my life to ease the pain. I have been given creams by the doctor but nothing works. Has anyone else suffered similar. The two hour pain free period is a mystery. When I start to pass a stool there is some pain but have no real problems going to the toilet. Occasionally there is bloodon stool.

Posted by Optionalmark higham on 29/05/2010 at 09:28

big blue vien sticks out.

Posted by Jagoo on 27/05/2010 at 11:04

there is pain in my panis and rectum after having sex and it remain for a week and month why it is.

Posted by pain-in-the-arse on 25/05/2010 at 01:30

mine first appeared March 1994 after eating a friends homemade curry. It healed after 6 weeks and that was that. however, my rectum collapsed (called rectocele) and this does not help my now, recurring anal fiss. My consultant tells me it will eventually heal as time passes by, but not for me, it cracks open every 7-10 days and is taking longer & longer to heal. I fear I shall end up with a perm. fissure and be forever in butt pain.

Posted by jhon on 23/05/2010 at 10:33

im 16 i have a stabbing pain in my but about once a month it hurts so bad that it makes me drop to the floor it lasts about 30 minutes on and off like pulsing but it feels more like someones stabbing me

Posted by chrisstina on 23/05/2010 at 03:02

may i say thank you who ever answered my question about anus pain i did have a hysterectomy in 2006 and the pain started in april 2007 so i went to a pain specelists in harley street and he did mention pudental nerve so when i go back ans see my consultant i will mention this to him but who ever you are thank you once again and i hope you are not in so much pain but we can omly hope i have done that for three years blessings to you much love christina x x x

Posted by Optional on 23/05/2010 at 06:41

well done, questioned answered. Thank you

Posted by Optional on 21/05/2010 at 02:31

when i go t the toilet its sore when i doo i poo can u help plz

Posted by artist on 21/05/2010 at 02:50

Hi Christina, Does it get heaps worse sitting? Try finding ways of NOT sitting for just one day, like sitting kind of "side saddle" on the upper thigh bone, kneeling with arms on a chair or foot cube to read, standing at the PC, lying on tummy - if any of these feel better for you I would suspect pudendal nerve or sciatic nerve involvement. The first one especially if the PAIN GETS WORSE AS THE DAY PROGRESSES. Your surgeon would not SEE this problem, it's a different issue. See www.pudendalhelp.com/symptoms.html. Hope you get a correct diagnosis soon, get back to us and let us know... we are in this horrible anal pain train together! (Read my other comment further down, I also have severe anal pain but colonrectal specialist/surgeon found EVERYTHING was fine in anus and rectum.) Artist

Posted by Optional on 21/05/2010 at 01:55

I've beeen treted with nitrigesic and got some relief but till cant move arround far. Doctor has suggested fisheractomy with strechening pls suggest.

Posted by Jersy on 21/05/2010 at 01:38

Now I know that I have a Proctalgia fugax! This is exactly what I get, after sex I sometimes have to go straight to the toilet which had made me think it might be something to do with my prostrate. But the symptoms described here are too similar. I sometimes get it after a poo too. Some things that I've found that work for me - I take a mild natural laxative called triphala with rose which I get from an ayurvedic website, if I take one everyday I don't get it, hardly at all anyway. The bonus is that triphala has lots of other benefits look it up highly recommend that, it's not that expensive either. For immediate relief I find if I stand up and clench my butt cheeks and also my lower abdominal stomach muscles and tense the whole area it's like I regain control of the area I find this can help unless it's so painful that you do want to pass out in which case I just take deep slow breaths and concentrate on my breath. I think drinking plenty of water helps too. Hope this is useful to someone.

Posted by David on 19/05/2010 at 12:05

proctalgia fugax, dammit. I've had it about 3 years now. And I get it ca. every month. The I've have not seen the doctor. But I do know that the best think you can do is to relax, if I move around it gets worse. I think it's a muzzle that causes it.

Posted by christina brown on 19/05/2010 at 06:31

i have bad pain still in my anus i had my piles injected on the 14th of april this year and thr throbbing i am getting is awful i think i have got worse i can hardly walk far is this normal i am begining to wonder if anything has gone wrong the pain seems to go down my legs i have got skin tags would that be causing the pain i am in somedays i dont want to get out of bed as i know the pain is going to start i have no fissures asvthe surgeon went up my anus further to see if anything was wrong and he said christina there is no cancer but the procedure i had done does take a bit of time to take effect its five weeks today has anyone got any ideas on what i can do thanking you all x

Posted by Optionalus on 17/05/2010 at 01:41

I got the blood stains on toilet paper. Don't know what is going on down there, but I think I'll go to a doctor. Poop is hard and PAINFUL. It has been 1 month now and it hurts like HELL! Its getting worse.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2010 at 09:17

I have a small hard lump just inside my retum. I noticed soreness a couple of days ago and when i wipe minor sorness then today when wiping i felt the lump so i touched the lump and realized its painful now i realized that it has been sore for days i just kept thinking i had a difficult bowel movement a few days ago that it was the cause of my discomfort now i dont know. What is this lump. Keep in mind I have no health insurance all my children are grown and i'm a CNa so i make hardly any money therefor i dont qualify for any medical assistance.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2010 at 06:09

Helpful , thanks

Posted by Artist on 12/05/2010 at 12:15

Replying to "Softly" re her question does anal pain have any connection with back pain, have a read online about the pudendal nerve and particularly pudendal nerve entrapment. In women the pudendal nerve in the pelvic region branches into 3 sites - the anus, perineum and clitoris. Another condition that can cause pain through pressure on the anus and rectal regions is, believe it or not, ovarian cyst. How do I know this? because I've just had my appointment with the colonrectal surgeon who found anal fissure was a mis-diagnosis by 2 GPs (!) and he has now ordered an ultra sound of pelvic region and an MRI scan. The anal pain is horrendous, sitting is near impossible for any length of time... hope we both get to the bottom (lol) of it soon! Artist

Posted by kent on 10/05/2010 at 11:36

i get goey gle coming out of my anus and little bots of bloodn coming out also it is very strange i cant seem to get rid of this problem

Posted by Optional on 10/05/2010 at 04:25

Re: is there an association between anal pain and chest pain? I am starting to think there is a link. I have had anal pain/anal fissure and occasional sharp chest pain. With no other reason found for the chest pain (ECG done), I have started recording when either symptoms occur. Recent flare-up of anal fissure coincided with minor chest pains. Would be interested to know if anyone else, who has no other confounding health problems, experiences these concurrent symptoms.

Posted by Optional on 09/05/2010 at 03:52

i have had anal pain and a need to have a bowel motion and not emptying have had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with early stages of diverticular due to straining and hard stools have increased fiber and taking metamucil has helped but the internal pain and cramps and passing wind is painful .my anus internal feels like its inflamed and feels like a burning feeling,do you think my diverticular has become infected i have no bleeding as yet.

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2010 at 11:17

help! 2 weeks ago my doctor diagnosed me with apendictis, she gave me anti biotics and said if it gets worse i should return. I have always had warts in the gential/anal areas. but right now the warts are very itcy and painful in the anus, i pass bloody stools and i dread going to defecate and i cannot possibly go to the doctor cos i have no medical aid.

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2010 at 06:11

I know of a medicine that helps Proctalgia fugax but the medicine has not been approved in the United States. I just happened to order out of country because of an inner ear disease and found if I take it on a regular basis - Proctalgia fugax pain does not occur "AT ALL" but if I forget to take my meds it comes back with a vengeance. I wish I could talk to a pharmaceutical company that might consider doing the testing to get this though the FDA.

Posted by Softy on 08/05/2010 at 12:27

Hey any one who can help me to guide on this part.I had constipation before few days back and now anal paining.I am also having back problem.Does anal and back problem have any connection? Please do advise..

Posted by Artist on 05/05/2010 at 10:35

I don't want to skew the medical data and apologise I only saw the word "SUBMIT" when I contributed on 01/05/2010 starting "I have a chronic anal fissure and also suffer..." Please change my contribution from Optional to Artist as I signed at end of contribution as there are other Optionals. Many thanks.

Posted by brian777999 on 02/05/2010 at 05:19

I have had an anal fissure for 6 years now. Nothing works ! I have tried ointments, diets and I have had the operation.....nothing has worked ! The pain is constant ; it never goes away. I must have done something terrible in a previous life.

Posted by Optional on 02/05/2010 at 02:30

very sharped pain feel like something pushing down bleeding too much

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2010 at 11:29

I have a chronic anal fissure and also suffer - typically 5 to 6 times a year - from proctalgia fugax so I know what pain all you brave people are suffering. You begin to worry you have rectal cancer don't you? After two digital exams before anal fissure was confirmed I'm now on the waiting list to see a colonrectal specialist next week to see what can be done, it's been hell waiting, but here's what works for me. Firstly, you MUST drink 8 large glasses of water (no one's mentioned that here, it softens the stools and is less "dramatic" in effect than laxatives), best method buy 8 large glasses, fill them up, line them up, knock them off one every hour. (I call it my "bar"!) Next I keep vaseline in the loo, with a clean finger insert a glob slowly half a finger into anus (no higher) immediately prior to "pooing". You'll be so grateful to good old vaseline! Two to three hot baths a day just up past lower back (a 'sitz' bath), this gets the blood flowing in the anoderm (skin in anus) and surrounding nerves, stand up frequently during sitting jobs, and a 30 min walk will get blood flowing in "that" area as well, a hottie on lower back and 2 panadol gets me through the night! (I'm a fulltime artist and now stand most of day to draw my fine-detailed drawings instead of sitting), for tea I sit side-saddle on the floor... it all helps soooooo much. Glad to share and bless you all. Artist.

Posted by ross smith on 01/05/2010 at 08:01

i have developed anal warts several months ago, at first they were small and i heard that they go away on there own, but theyve gotten bigger and now theyre deep inside my anus. they itch sometimes burn and it feels like my anus is having a spasm everytime i step down off of stairs or anything were i have to step down from. the warts are so bad that you cant even see my anus hole anymore. they were bleeding for the longest time but no blood now. i went to the doc he froze them but no reaction infacted they burn worse for about a week straight what should i do?

Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2010 at 04:06

I have been experiencing intemittent severe anal pain for the last few years. Having read your article I now feel reassured that my symptoms exactly match the symptoms described with proctalgia fugax and not anything more sinister.However I am very concerned about another comment suggesting potassium supplements!!! Ask your doctor first please.

Posted by Optional on 30/04/2010 at 03:34

thanks fr. Helpful info.

Posted by Tat on 29/04/2010 at 09:15

PROCT FUGAX. After years of terrible pain up my bum- I finally have a name for it. At first the attacks subsided after a few minutes, but they can now last over an hour, often woken up in a cold sweat. The worst thing you can do is lie down and curl in a ball. The pain intensifies. Try to keep walking around, or lift the toilet seat, sit all the way back. Breath slowly, splash your face, above all RELAX. When your relaxed, so is the muscle that caused it..Pain Gone...

Posted by steve on 26/04/2010 at 01:55

Hi I had this problem after a really bad bout of constipation during which, all joking aside , i passed something resembling a submarine. Through the internet i self diagnosed that i had torn a fissure down the side of my 1 pile. After about a month of this pain i started trying different things but what eventually worked was Dulcolax. This didnt happen immediatly but to begin with only eased it slightly. Take 2 before bedtime but make sure you are near a toilet during work the next morning. 1 at teatime and then 2 before bed again. It is normal to have a litte stomach cramp to the left just near the hip before you rush to the toilet. It took about a month of watery stools but started easing to the point where i take 1 dulcolax a day in the morning just to keep my stools soft. Take note that its your anus that should shape your stool and not the other was around. Good luck. This does work.

Posted by Angewasfallen on 24/04/2010 at 07:24

At first I thought I do have HIV. But this is an Anal pain. Its almost 1 week and I'm feeling the pain horribly. I hope the tips can help me to lessen the pain. :)

Posted by ramana murthy on 23/04/2010 at 09:07

here i got very good subject.thanks.

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2010 at 10:43

I have a few suggestions; (1) pain in the lower buttock and near anus could be due to a damaged pudendal nerve, especially if you had been riding a bike for many years, or straining a lot to pass stools for years - A pudendal nerve block may help (2) spasms of the colon (smooth muscle) treated with colofac etc.,or the ani levator muscle can be the culprit if the pain is continuous which has other remedies (3) Not being able to pass stools could be due to and internal obstruction such as a tumor, prolapse of the uterus, lax pelvic floor or a rectocele,enterocele which a GI doctor/GYN doctor has to diagnose (4) an injury to the coccyx could also result in shooting pains which are treated with steroid injections if there is no perceivable physical damage.

Posted by christina brown on 17/04/2010 at 07:52

on wednesday of last week on the 14th april i went into hospital and had my piles injected with phenol and almond oil and the pain afretwards is unberable should this be right icant do anything driving nothing is there anyone else had this done and have you got any surgestions on what i can do its throbbing like mad and the crying is doing my head in thanking you .

Posted by Optional Optional on 11/04/2010 at 07:31

WHAT!!? WHY DOES IT HURT?

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2010 at 10:39

i had mucosal prolapse last year and piles banded i now hove the pain back again feel very frustrated aching and sore but do not feel like going back to dr feeling fed up of it how can it reoccur thank you jill

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2010 at 10:30

To all of my fellow Fugax sufferers: I was reading about the importance of potassium and electrolytes in the diet to prevent muscle spasms such as a charlie horse, and then it hit me! Might this work for proctalgia fugax? So I did my own experiment. I added a potassium supplement to my daily vitamins and I noticed a significant reduction in episodes. I keep gatorade-type stuff in the fridge for the rare episode of fugax and drinking a couple of those right away seems to calm it down to where it never gets that bad and goes away much quicker.

Posted by christina brown on 02/04/2010 at 04:49

i get terrible pain on sitting i sleep well 8 hrs a night but during the day i have to lay down as the pain is so bad the doctor is going to inject them on the 21st of this month i have been told i have piles but the throbbing is awful i dont know where to put myself to get comfortable or what to do it makes my life hell i cant even drive nothing will i be better after they have injected them thank you .

Posted by Thomas Wes on 31/03/2010 at 09:13

I have to note, consistent with the other comments, that I too am relieved to know that this condition has a designation bcause like them I too was having difficulty explaining it to other people, even a medical person for fear of embarassment or that it could be "something else!"

Posted by Thomas Wes on 31/03/2010 at 09:04

I have an initial resistance (feces feel too big to release from such a small hole). Huff and puff, and lean back and forth as a way of maneuvering the excretion to initiate. Then as it is coming, I lean back and forth on th stool at a faster rate as I sense it coming out. It is almost like air is being generated to push it out. Consequently, you feel like you are almost going to faint, but the relief of it being started out, and some feeling of release takes precedence. what is my blood pressure at this time? I dont know! I have had friends who have died "on the stool," and you are wondering as you thus try to be relaxed in this demanding process. Then, notice how big the feces was (and why it was imperative that you release it slowly). As I wiped my self, there was blood, plentiful, on the tissue. I wiped myself again, and there was less. A third wipe and a tiny..next wipe, none. No post excretion pain. However the pre-excretion hour earlier, there was a headache, moodiness, consistent with constipation--somewhat of a pre-fainting, while you are sensing a need to sit down on a stool ASAP. You're now relieve, released, but undeniable was the fear of not releasing, or even fainting, (or the ultimate worse, and "he died on the stool.")

Posted by xmen on 31/03/2010 at 02:42

my problem is i have a severe anal pain and have erection for 6hours for 23 years now everyday,the only thing i do is to drink beer 6 cans or brandy just to relieve my pain,, i cant work because of this,hope you can help me with this.

Posted by Ivan on 30/03/2010 at 06:38

Been having anal pain issues for 2 months. Location is in lower rectal area on right side. When first treated I used Anucort as Dr said I had a hemorrhoid. It seemed to work then discomfort returned. Sometimes need to wake up and lean on bed for ease of discomfort. Dr has given digital exam and finds all clear. I do have a BPH condition and have used anti-biotics for prostate infection. Having ridden motorcycles for 35 yrs my issues may have come from that. Right now I'm on Cardura to see if it will ease the BPH. Can my prostate be the anal problem?

Posted by Big Chris on 26/03/2010 at 08:55

Interesting information. I looked here to see why the ointment gave me a mild headache it contains TNT (or something similar)and expands the blood vessels which makes your brain throb a bit. If anyone is worried by this, it's not severe enough to need paracetemol and I'd trade my painful bottom for the headache I've got now anyday!

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2010 at 11:40

I have been suffering with what I found out after reading this article is Proctalgia fugax since my teens. One thing I don't understand is why the attack almost all ways happens at night. I really happy to finally get a name for the condition. I have been to the Dr's a few time (when I have the gotten up the courage) and each time he has said its piles. I have always dimissed this as the pain would be there all the time. What is discribed above sounds exactly what has been happening to me. Its also good to hear that other people suffer with the same condition. I just take ibrofen but reading the article the pain probably goes before the tab has worked. Thanks for the information

Posted by Optional on 18/03/2010 at 06:47

Had a colonoscopy today.....I don't have the report yet..but the doctor made a comment that he couldn't get around the corner.....he said he tried and tried......wondering does he means?

Posted by lalit on 18/03/2010 at 04:56

i m felling intense pain after sex ,after doing sex i m just not able to do anything .wannna to know is it a sex problem n if yes whats the remedy for this.....

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2010 at 10:53

Proctalgia Fugax. Once I read the symptoms I knew immediately that this is what I've been suffering from since my early 20's. It was excruciating when I was younger. I would get extremely dizzy, and break out in a cold sweat, nearly passing out. Doctor just told me to stop eating processed food (Which didn't help.). I'm 28 now, and the pain happens a little more frequently, but is typically not as severe. I usually keep maximum strength Acetomenafin on hand where ever I go though, and take it immediately at the first hint of that dull ache in the rear. Incidentally I don't get woken up from it as much at night as I used to. Now it more often happens after I have a bowel movement, or during sex. Occasionally I pre-empt either activity with some pain reliever, and that is enough to make it bearable.

Posted by Proctalgia Fugax - Relief on 14/03/2010 at 04:38

Proctalgia Fugax Finally a name - and know that others suffer from this. EXTREME PAIN. Lasting 15-30 minutes with nothing relieving the pain - I tried aspiring/ibuprofen/baths/showers. Onset with puberty, often after sex or at night (probably erections) or even during the day. (Not easy sitting in corporate meetings during episode). Gave up on asking Dr. about condition as they treated me as if I was trying to expose myself or get a proctal exam. Less frequent as I've aged. Best relief found was when during the onset of the condition I was receiving anal sex (exploring in my 30's). IMMEDIATE RELIEF. Also had a very marked decrease in episodes even without any further sex of this type. I suggest keeping a vibrator handy (with lube). Some might laugh, but dammit it hurts!!!

Posted by Optional1 on 12/03/2010 at 09:26

For the past 3 months I have been noticing that my stool is not as big as it used to be. Sometimes it looks like its being flattend by something. More recently I am feeling my anal muscles tense at every night... is that a symptom of anything?

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2010 at 01:49

ive had this sore rectom for 2 days now i do suffer with piles how ever i dont think its that this time as they av not come out it realy burns after ive bin for a number two and stings and if i squeez but cheaks its hurts i av put emeriod cream on tho just in case it is them but some how i dont think so this timei av had a back broblem and had to take senna to go for a number two and some times add to push so im confused to wot is causeing my sore rectom to be sore hope you can help thanks

Posted by Optional on 11/03/2010 at 01:23

I go to the bathroom and I strain hard but nothing happens.My rectum is very sore.It was 2 days before I went to the bathroom and I tried so hard and all of a sudden I had a large amount of stools come out and it really hurt and my hemoroids got very big.I went to the bathroom many times today but nothing happened.I wish I knew what was causing that.

Posted by bill on 07/03/2010 at 01:27

Hi, just wondered what this might be. I lift for a job, and sometimes , more often than not, when i turn sharply, i get a sharp pain in my back passage. it only lasts a second, but is a sharp pain. It has gone on for probably six months aprox, and is quite annoying now. Also when i play 5 a side football, if i turn quickly, the same happens. I also drive long distances, and have a dull aching feeling not in my testicles, but the space between them and my back passage, could the two be connected .

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2010 at 09:23

Proctalgia Fugax THANK YOU! I cannot believe there is an actual name for this condition!!! For years I get this pain, and yes maybe only a few times a year but when it happens I feel like I'm not going to make it and then just as fast as it came.... It's gone!! My sister, my husband, my girlfriends, no one understands when I try to describe the pain. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has experienced this. I just experienced one yesterday and I decided to finally do some research on it to try to get to the bottom of it, no pun intended.

Posted by Optional on 01/03/2010 at 11:50

well my problem happen at night i was feeling fine but then i had to go to the bathroom to poop and then i felt this pain and i saw the toilet there was blood bright blood when i also wipe just bright red blood and i still was holding my poop but after i when to the bathroom again and take a poop that look normal and no blood come out either what can i have it it something serious

Posted by Sherlock on 26/02/2010 at 07:43

Anal pain just inside the sphincter muscle. Been there 4 weeks now. It also occurred 2 months ago; woke up at night with sharp pain, had to get out bed and bend over to relive. Dr gave me Anucort suppositories as he said I had internal hemorrhoids; it was like 'magic' as all pain went away. Now its back and hasn't left. Dr says I need a colonoscopy. I want the immediate issue treated.

Posted by Optional on 25/02/2010 at 08:00

my buthole has been hurting so I looked an it looks like a big chunk of skin missing an it bleeds an hurts quite a bit. or when I sit for a long time it hurts bad what could this be getting worried an I don't want to go to a doctor

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2010 at 11:11

hi iv had constipation alot for most of my life, for teh pat 4 motnhs iv had bleedin from the anus and icthyness, iv just noticed that it feels like a small bump on my anus and it hurts. i am not sexually active so plaese help?

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2010 at 07:03

I'm hoping someone can help me, i have anal pain when passing faeces Every time, there is always blood attached to the end of the stool, and it is almost like my hole is sealing itself, the stool has to stretch and what feels like split my hole just to pass, i have used clean hands to feel around and there are small lumps and what feels like scar tissue.i dont have piles, it is more painful than that im sure of it!

Posted by THE BUTT PAIN on 22/02/2010 at 01:15

My brother and I have talked about the "BUTT PAIN" for several years now. It is one of the most painful experiences that anyone will face-Everything stops and you feel better off dead. I finally found out that it's the FUGAX. Let my bro know and now we have fun by saying that the Fugax will be creeping up on you soon. I've passed out twice and get it around 5 times a year. It get's me in my sleep, at work, or when I'm driving. When at work, I lock myself in my office for an hour or so. I have found that the best way to get rid of it is to walk around. Staying still is almost the worst but walking works better for me-however, it's not easy to walk at first and feels like you're going to fall over. All my fellow Butt Pain people out there, I feel for you-I don't know what all of you do, but what I do know is that soon, the Fugax will be around the corner creeping up on you :)

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2010 at 12:21

Ok, I'm smoker, no allergies, never broken any bones but I do suffer from back pain from time to time. My issue: for the past couple days I have developed a "hard lump" that seems to go from the scrotum to the rectum. The sharp pain is getting to be unbarable. Now this is the second time it's happen. Last time I think is was a cyst cause it bled for a short time and then stopped. But since the lump is hard I'm hopping it's not a tumor or even cancer! How can I make the pain go away! Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous on 12/02/2010 at 11:32

for some time now i have been havein pain from my anal and a lump comes out what should i do

Posted by Anonymous on 10/02/2010 at 11:52

Ive had Anal Fissures and IBS for 10 years now. Mine are chronic and painful nearly everyday. Ive seen many Drs and tried lots of remedies. The razor sharp pain can only really for me be eased with vaseline. Ive had sprays, creams, gels etc and its always back to good old vaseline. Its soothing, eases itching and pain. I can also highly recommend movicol. It works major fast although can cause stomach pain for a very short time. I have it prescribed and take one sachet twice a week when I feel bloated or in pain. Its amazing and stops the razor sharp feeling and cutting. Hope I have helped.

Posted by christina brown on 08/02/2010 at 06:30

i cant feel my feet i have got piles i am wondering weather or not it is sitting on a nerve and affecting my legs and feet been to see just about everyone about it any surgestions i would apprecaite it any feed back would help me.

Posted by Anonymous on 06/02/2010 at 08:01

me and my boyfriend tried anal sex and after it it hurt then slowly it started going away..then a week later he put his finger in n the next day it started hurting alot..it feels like someone is hammering my anal crack..is this normal?can it heal alone?

Posted by Anonymous on 06/02/2010 at 03:33

I have severe anal pain exacerbated by bowel movement ONLY when I take an antibiotic for another issue, ie tooth infection, etc. My stools do not change consistency. Can the antibiotics change the bowel fluora and create this severe "passing glass" feeling? Doctors can't give me answers. It is very predictable and I avoid antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.

Posted by Jimmy Chacko on 03/02/2010 at 09:44

Hello For last 2 days there is a pain in my anus while passing the stool and i noticed that there is blood coming. Please advice what is the problem.

Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2010 at 02:23

just woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain, not the first time this happens, had to browse through the internet for a while until I found this site and information. Finally I have a name for the condition and I also learned a lot from the comments of others. Thank you. I have found it bad to lay down during an attack, and best to take a walk, I have not tried to put pressure yet though.

Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2010 at 04:35

I had anal sex a few weeks ago. and ever since then I cannot pass a stool correctly. It's doesn't hurt to pass the stool, it's just hard to get it out. So, hard that my tummy is beginning to hurt. Please help. Anyone had this problem before. How can I fix it?

Posted by Anonymous on 30/01/2010 at 10:14

for the anal fissure, there is ointment the can be prescripted too by a doctor which helped me

Posted by Anonymous on 26/01/2010 at 08:23

is there a relation between anal pain and chest pain particularly around the heart

Posted by Brenna on 24/01/2010 at 10:23

I have what feels like skin tags in the opening of the rectum. and paper cutt sores between my rectuma nd vagina. it hurts to urinate. i wake up in the morning covered in sweat. im nauseated sometimes. idk what to think or do

Posted by Anonymous on 24/01/2010 at 07:02

I think this is what happens to me it has happened 2-3 times in the last 6 months but always when im in the middle of a 1-2 hour walk/day trip really annoying and cant tell anyone cause is embarrassing so just usually say i need to go to the toilet but by the time we reach one the pain has gone, i just try to keep saying in my head the pain will stop.. am glad to read its nothing serious and hopefully wont worsen.. I have had my gallbladder out the pain is not as bad as gall stones..

Posted by Whats this now on 24/01/2010 at 07:01

Im on my period and so not sure if thats why this is happening, but Im 30 darn yrs old and it never happened b-4,this evening I started having a pain in my anus so bad that I wanted to fall on my knees(as I was standing)but I was in too much pain to move, went to bed and the pain was coming each time I try to pass gas, excruciating pain I mean. Went to the bathroom thinking I need to take a dunk,but knew It would be TOOO painful to really do it, and anyways-nothing. Each time pain lasts like less than or a little over a minute. It feels exactly like someone is violently stabbing me in my bum, that sounds gross I know, but thats what it feels like-

Posted by Anonymous on 23/01/2010 at 07:50

have been on diet but not managing toilet very good when i do go there is bright red blood in toilet and when i wipe my bottom. none at other times this has happened a few times now should i be concerened

Posted by Anonymous on 23/01/2010 at 09:44

Just recently I started to have severe anal pain! I don't know what's causing it! It hurts to sit and it feels like I'm crapping razor blades when I have a bowel movement! So to avoid that pain I started making myself throw up so I won't need to have a bowel movement! But I'm still in serious pain! I wake up in tears that how bad it is someone please help!

Posted by ritika on 18/01/2010 at 04:20

I had knife like pain inmy anus and got a gel to put on it ,aslo took hot water bath for 4 days and its completely fine now. But i want to know can this come back again?what can prevent this happening now again ? what is the cause since I never had constipation?

Posted by mat on 18/01/2010 at 03:35

so basicly i have a male orgasom ??? im guna get checked to make shore

Posted by anus feecal on 16/01/2010 at 02:48

Ouch, that's gotta hurt!

Posted by William on 15/01/2010 at 11:29

Occasional sharp pain in the anal area, feels like a needle jab. I have had Prostate Cancer for about five years.

Posted by william on 12/01/2010 at 09:40

i how this pain in my anal for a long time and cant find out what causing it can you help me

Posted by sk on 12/01/2010 at 08:17

my anal pain has lasted for twenty years without healing.whenever I pass out there is fresh blood on stool.please help.

Posted by No more pain on 04/01/2010 at 05:14

Reading all your pains and conditions....Let me tell you all my friends.... all this problems that you are having have a very simple and fast solution. I has once a horrible pain that was afecting my rectum and surroundings, the end of my spinal cord and would go all the way to my lower abdomen. A few days before I had been constipated and strained myself. That was the big problem, I got some hemorroid. It was not too much but enough to caused me lots of pain. I decided to go to the doctor, she prescribed Proctozone-HC 2.5%. Went home and applied. I can not describe the pain I got, I thought I was going to pass out!!!! I had to take a warm shower and remove all the cream. I searched the internet for homeremedies. And the solucion was so simple, I tried and inmediately I felt this huge relief...trust me it was so nice to feel miself again. Ok,here we go...this is what I did...and believe me ... your pains are going to go away very soon depending on the severity of your personal case. First, start right away with a diet of bananas, lots of liquid, cereal, fruits and vegetables.... avoid cheese, red meat,chocolate and spicy and bulky food..Do not worry...if this diet sounds too strict for your... you will not have to do it for long.... it is just to solve the immidiate problem... Your stool have to became soft so you do not have to strain yourself and your bowels get the time to heal and recuperate. Second: if you have an anal fisure or hemmoroids....get some 100% Aloe Vera gel or better get a real aloe vera leaf and peel it and apply a piece of this yelly leaf on your anus and hemmorroids and hold it with a small gauze. Try to change it often.... if you have to go to the bathroom, wipe yourself with a toilet paper with aloe vera gel on it. Nothing else and make sure to leave your behind really clean. If you follow this, you should be able to go to the bathroom with no pain in 2 days. Your stools should be very soft, not diarrea. Keep on eating soft

Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2010 at 10:50

Both my partner and I suffer from this - anal spasm - always at night and for about 30 mins. Nothing seems to relieve it so I try to ignore it as I now know it is quite common and not a symptom of anything serious.

Posted by Slim on 01/01/2010 at 03:57

Recently diagnosed w/ Proctalgia Fugax. I am experiencing these cramps of the anal muscles and they drive me crazy. I am screaming and hitting the wall of the bathroom when they occur. Doctor says to try the medicine Hyomax 0.125mg has anyone heard of it? So far this really sucks. Is there a support group somewhere for this? I am experiencing these symptoms off and on now for 2 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous on 27/12/2009 at 02:24

I have not been able to make a normal bowel movement in a long time. Recently i couldn't make a bowel movement to save my life. It felt as though something was blocking my bowels from passing through. So i took it upon myself to take some Castol Oil, a few hours later i had blood come from my rectum i believe, i know that it was'nt my period because i tossed on a pad and checked it later no blood insight. So since the Castol Oil did not work i went to go buy some health plus colon cleanser. I only took it for a couple of days because it doesn't taste the greatest of course i can't expect a high fiber cleanser like that to taste like koolaid or anything, it's just i don't want to take it any more. I Forgot to mention when i do make a bowel movement it takes the shape of rabbits droplets, and i always strain and it is painful at times to make a bowel movement. It's crazy because i went through all that straining for only one or two droplet to come out. Now on to my other problem that i have been experiencing yesterday an today. I tried to make a bowel movement yesterday and this really sharp pain occured on my left side of my pelvic area right where my fallopian tube is. The pain stretched from my left pelvic area to my left side and back. It hurts when i stand up or lay on my stomach. I have mucus discharge in my stool, and my anus even without making a bowel movement. It is alot i know i just hope that someone can give me feed back on this situation. I want to know if this may sound serious to the point i need to get medical attention, or something that i can pick up at a store to help relieve this problem. I don't have any health insurance, but if i have to get medical attention i will. I would appreciate any advice that could be given. Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous on 26/12/2009 at 10:11

i am swollen between my vagina and my back passage,its bery painfull to go to the toliet and has bleed a little

Posted by Anonymous on 25/12/2009 at 01:17

Hi, I have pain in my anus after I have a bowel movement and it feels as if my anus remains open for a day after the movement. I feel uncomfortable to sit. Even though I clean and wash properly, I have a shit smell in my ass when i exert myself, for example in the gym? Any ideas what's going on?

Posted by corriie on 24/12/2009 at 10:48

I have had problems with anal fissure on and off since I was 14. The only thing that helps me at all is a hot bath several time a day. But wouldn't you know it, so many baths makes my tendency for bladder problems show up!! Double whammy! Try citrucel, hot baths and stool softeners and time. That's all that seems to work for me.

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Posted by Anonymous on 20/12/2009 at 08:27

I have had Proctalgia fugax for over 20 years. It took 10 or 12 years to get to the root of the problem. The pain had been so severe at times that I have passed out. Fortunately 90%+ of the attacks have been noctournal. In the past my main efforts for releif have been 3 asprin and 3 Ibuprofen back to back and an ice pack with lots of pressure on the perenium. Marijuana has offered some relief. The intense urge to defacate or ejaculate is usually present and neither seems to offer any significant relief. Sometimes the pain is so intense that suicide has been a thought as reoccurence is in the future. The most relief came at the diagnosis, as I then knew it wasn't a life ending disease. At this point my main line of defense is Xanax at the onset or as a prophylactic measure when early in the day I sense that it may manifest. At points my suspicion of cause has wandered from pants that were too tight to dehydration or constipation. When my main physcian tried to help me get to the root of the issue it took about 18 months of various diagnosis before the true problem came to light. I was never so relieved in my life as then, when the true nature of the condition was exposed. I hope that my input may help someone else deal with the concerns of the condition.

Posted by dan on 20/12/2009 at 06:50

Pain in right side of anus with burning/hot sensation which is worse after prolonged sitting and the symptom also includes bowels not feeling empty during the day as well as wanting to pass urine frequently. I have been on ofloxacin for several weeks- but no relief.

Posted by christina brown on 19/12/2009 at 09:44

i suffer badly with sitting down i have had a courtozone injection but it still hurts dont know what else to do sometimes i cant feel my feet i hsave seen a nuroligist had a vaginal hysterectomy in 2006 and six months after that all this started.

Posted by anne on 19/12/2009 at 02:57

I have had problems with anal fissures since April 2009. Was referred by my GP to a local hospital specialist when things didn't improve after six months. When specialist discovered I hadn't got bowel cancer gave me an emergency telno and wasn't interested in the fact that I have terrible pain if I have any constipation and quite a lot of pain if I have diarrhoea . I am also hypothyroid, and unless I do 40 minutes + per day at the gym gain weight. With my anal fissure problem, I cannot manage my gym work out; have revised it but even so have gained 14lbs in the past three months. The only way I can kill the pain is to take pain killers with alcohol; I know it is dangerous but it is the only way I can kill the agonising pain. Can ANYONE HELP ME, PLEASE?

Posted by joe on 16/12/2009 at 05:35

this has been a problem for me since i was in my early 20s. it was hitting me hard about 5 times a year. the pain was unbearable, it would pulse like a slow heart beat. it would hurt enough to wake me up then slowly increase till i threw off the blankets and walk like a injured penguin to the bathroom. i sit down on the toilet but i really don't have to make a movement and the pain just gets worse. i would sweat, feel dizzy and feel close to fainting. i did find shooting warm/hot water at my anus somehow relieved the pain. i don't know what child birth feels like but seriously this has to be close. the pain level seemed to have lowered as i aged but actually increased with frequency. at the first sighn of discomfort i take 400 mg tablet of ibeprofine and i chew the damn thing because i want it to take effect quickly. this condition is definately a pain in the ass. i have had 2 water skiing accidents that slammed my ass into the water with a nasty pain and i wonder if it has something to do with it. insta enemas hurt bad.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2009 at 01:33

I swear this is what i have. I get it 5 to 6 times a year just like it says and it is a very bad pain in your anal area. I grab the base of my penis to try and ease the pain. I move back and forth to try and ease the pain as well. I sure wish there was a cure for this as i feel i suffer from this pain and just want it to never come back.

Posted by billy on 09/12/2009 at 08:32

i have suffered with prctalgia fugax since i was 20 .when i was younger it was more sevier. i would pass out at times . the best releif i had was when i put a supositry in my anus. can tell me if anybody els has tryed this . billy

Posted by Diamond on 03/12/2009 at 06:40

Proctalgia fugax! I am so glad to know what was happening to me. It is a very bad pain that wakes me up sometimes. I have noticed when this happens it is usually triggered by sex and orgasm. I have noticed that one of my testicles is higher than the other in the scrotum. Here is what I do to relieve this pain. this is a little embarrassing but here goes. 1. Hot water directly on my anus usually helps right away. 2. The other thing I do is try (and this is really difficult) to have an orgasm it really does help. My pain began about 30 minutes ago and now its gone. There is one more thing my Proctologist recommended. 3. Get more Zinc in your diet. He told me to take a supplement of Zinc it worked I got better. I was worried that this was a symptom of some major medical condition it is reassuring that it is not. I hope this helps someone out there. Just know that your not alone which for a while I thought I was.

Posted by Anonymous on 02/12/2009 at 12:10

i have a pain in my anus and i have diarrhea, it hurts so much when a pass stool and theres is always bloodin it and it looks clotted and dark also there is bright red blood that just drips out. sometimes there is no poo just clotted blood and it hurts so much just like a knive cutting me inside. i have been to the doctor and going to the hospital to get a colonoscopy but thats not until Jan 4th 2010.

Posted by star on 28/11/2009 at 06:51

i had tyried anal sx with my partner but it hurt me alot.my partner was going alittle to fast for my first time imediately i told him to stop because of the pain. i went to the restroom i was bleeding after that i've been having small pains and hard timees having bowel movements sometimes it realy hurts having bowel movements that just cant take it.

Posted by Anonymous on 09/11/2009 at 06:06

i have bleeding even when i go pee i just drip

Posted by rj on 09/11/2009 at 02:03

My mother has PCOS, i have had many tests but they tell me they cannot treat me until i have 10 cysts on each ovary (i have 8). i am in severe discomfort but now have serious pain in my bottom, my mother had the same. any one in same position? i am very worried and very uncomfortable.

Posted by nat on 05/11/2009 at 01:19

well i have a 4 yrs old son and ive never had problems till 2 and a half years ago, i've been rushed to the hospital twice for blood loss from anal bleeding, with no symptoms no pain and no answers i attended a colonoscapy appointment, only to find nothing, te doctor said all was fine, however now, 6 months from my colonoscapy i have a throbbing pain in my anus and it occurs probably 4 even 5 times a weeks, it hurts most when i sit, it throbs and is quite painful, it even feels like i have a sorta streached bottom, as in closest to my baginga how your bottem makes a like <> shape feels like one of those v's are streatched and really sore but no blood since my last episode, i've been to a doctor since and they try to tell me i have an anal infection so they prescribed me with antibiotics and hameroid cream for the pain, however nothing has worked so far, the cream does nothing, it hurts so much and i just wonder if anyone has a similar story or problems, thanks nat

Posted by maria on 29/10/2009 at 07:58

i did anal sex since that i had anal pain ...what i have to do to get off it

Posted by Heather on 23/10/2009 at 05:28

My pain doen't fall into any of these catgories exactly. I have a sharp stabbgin pain that shoots from inside my anus and straight up. The pain lasts only a few seconds, and has occured when NOT defecating as often as going to the toilet. Its never happened when sleeping, usually when standing or sitting. no desire to defecate accompanies the pain. I've had the pains for over a year, but they arent a daily, or even a weekly occurance. They don't necessarily follow menstruation. Do you have any ideas? I appreciate the help

Posted by sarah on 23/10/2009 at 02:22

I`ve been feeling this pain/pressure/burning in my back passage for about three weeks now. Been to the doctor`s and at first he said it was just a pain in the bum and I shouldn`t worry too much as it woukd go away by itself. Prescribed scheriproct and nurofen. None of these worked and after a few sleepless nights I went back and my GP says I have an anal fissue that he did not notice the first time (?!?). This time prescribed co-codamol and ibruprofen and glyceryl trinitrate ointment. ATM I`m very dizzy as the ointment gives a wicked headache as side effect but the pressure in my back passage is still there no problems with bowels movements..if anything it makes me feel better. Other things that help...walking/standing up and hot baths. Does anyone have the same symptoms? Searching other websites I came acrosas a condition called levator ani syndrome....and the symptoms are similar to this

Posted by Anonymous on 22/10/2009 at 10:08

Hi, I have a anal fissure since a bad birth delivery of my child. It has been 15 months of horrible pain, i tryed everything and the split keeps coming back. I seen my doctor today and got a referal to get anal surgury. I am really scared and i don't know if i should do it?? Anne

Posted by Anonymous on 16/10/2009 at 11:48

I have an anal fissure and it is the most painful thing I have ever experienced. All the ointments I am using are not working, I have not slept in3 days, HOW CAN I GET THROUGH THIS PAIN and how long will the pain last before I feel better.

Posted by Raj on 15/10/2009 at 12:02

i have perianal abscess and done drainage of it. How many days/ weeks required to heal the same?

Posted by bob on 05/10/2009 at 01:16

i have ha a very itchy anus for the last 2 weeks and it is started to develop into a sort of lump at the bottom of my anus hole. is this caused by Thread worms or is if just a mild infection of some sort?

Posted by Gemsdiamond on 04/10/2009 at 09:22

My anus area becomes very sore after going to the toilet. It sometimes has a small tear but always feels raw and sore. The pain depends on the amount of times I have gone to the toilet; cleaning the area with clean water doesn't make any difference to improving the pain. I have been tested for allergies so it is still a mystery as to the cause.

Posted by mark on 27/09/2009 at 01:56

the pains that i get is like a very sharp pain in anus and shoots half way up my spine makes me jump right out my seat last fof about two mins happends every coulpe of days

Posted by H on 23/09/2009 at 08:52

Something New To Add: I have had a problem for many years. It usually occurs in the middle of the night, my anus is in pain and i have an erection. I try and go poop, but nothing happens. If i push it might give me a hemroid or two. so usually i have had to wait it out. the erection goes down right away but the pain stays, then usually after 20-30 minutes I am able to poop and it is usually a couple small little pellets sometime covered with a clear liquid. then after a couple minutes it would be fine. Recently once the pain occurs i go to the toilet and stick my finger in the hole. i notice the opening to be real tight for about 3/4 inche, after gently making my finger through if i feel around the soft tissue i can usually find a small poop pellet which i can help pass through, i might even force any poop in the anus. almost imediately the pain goes away. I am starting to think it has a lot to do with what i eat (for example this time it was sunflower seed shells i had chewed. or other items). Anyways i was awaken tonight same pain, reached in removed, and feel much better. hope this helps.

Posted by Fred on 22/09/2009 at 12:51

My anal system herts me prety bad can I please have more info about how to get better. thk's

Posted by nic on 21/09/2009 at 01:26

I ended up having anal fissures after having my son, which I think was caused by not eating healthy enough food (You just don't get chance looking after two children!) The pain was absolutely excruiciating, to the point where I sometimes wished my life would end. However there is hope, i went to my doctor who prescribed fybogel and suppositories and ointment, which worked at first but then stopped having any effect so I went back to the dr and they sent me to see the consultant who gave me a stronger ointment. This is working but it is a long drawn out process, but there is help so see your dr straight away!

Posted by akash on 17/09/2009 at 12:36

i got anal warts abt 7-8 months back and getting treated with TCA..prior to that i got anal fissure that was treated by a surgeon..but now my warts problem still persists and at the same time i am having pain in the anal region that sometimes radiates to my buttocks and thighs ..i hope its not something serious related with warts..there is no bleeding .at times i get a severe pain in the anal canal while defecating that persisits for abt 5-10 minutes..wht could be the possible cause of that..has it anything to do with warts or fissure..i hope both are not augmenting each other or one augmenting other

Posted by Julie on 26/08/2009 at 03:59

I have just been diagnosed with this condition. The attacks I get usually last 20 minutes or more and are excrutiating. The pain makes me feel sick and faint. My Dr prescribed a salbutamol inhaler which, although it didn't alleviate the pain it did seem to shorten the attack.

Posted by tounoujou d j on 17/08/2009 at 09:49

I has a pain in my analislook likecramp

Posted by EDWARD on 12/08/2009 at 02:33

ARE GAYS FEEL PAIN AFTER 1ST TIME SEX AND HOWLONG AFTER THISHAPPENED?

Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2009 at 03:46

i have had a knife like pain in the anus region for almost 8 years .it occurs every so ofthen then goes but comes back a few days or a few weeks or monthes. what could this be ?

Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2009 at 06:08

I have been concerned about the infrequent pain I was having. After reading this page I find the symptoms to very closely match Proctalgia fugax. I must say I am relieved to finally have a name for the problem. However one thing I always noticed when having the pain, that I have yet to see mentioned, is that the pain is very much like when you accidentally hit your tail bone such as when you sit on a seat belt buckle in a car. It is most cerntanily a intense pain but has a kind of tickleish quality to it. Sorry but I can't think of a better way to describe it. Would anyone else with this condition describe the pain like that or in a similar way? P.S. Assuming Proctalgia fugax is what I have the only relief I have found during an attack is what was listed above about using medium pressure on the perineum. I find that sitting on something hard such as a wood chair (without padding), edge of bed, bathtub rim, etc and letting the weight of my body push down on the rectal/perineum area helps attenuate the pain, albeit not much, but it does help make the attack more tolerable. Good luck to all with this problem, at least it's not anything thats life threatening, just really really unpleasant.

Posted by kamat on 05/08/2009 at 06:48

Very Informative and Helpful...Much appreciate if you can provide Medical Advise Line Number in UK for such specific problems... Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 04/08/2009 at 03:31

Hi, I noticed anal pain with working such as lifting, etc. Sometimes there is a quick pain like a spasm but a lot of the time it's more when i'm exerting myself, I can feel pressure. I have no bleeding, it's just painful and feels pressure after being on my feet for a while. It feels like a hernia. I have a hiatal hernia and sometimes that spasms. I'm really scared of cancer and made an appt. which they have refered me to a rectal clinic. My appt. is in 2 weeks so in the meantime i sit and worry about all this. I might add that i have no pain when i'm sitting or in bed. Does anyone have familiar symptoms? Please let me know! Thanks.

Posted by Donna Turner on 01/08/2009 at 12:46

I have been having bad burning after each bowel movement. Sometimes it burns when I don't have a bowel movement.It appears to be red around the anal.I have been having this poblem for a few months now.

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