Levator Ani Syndrome and Proctalgia Fugax

A. Levator ani syndrome refers to chronic or recurrent rectal pain, with episodes lasting 20 minutes or longer. Proctalgia fugax connotes anal or rectal pain, lasting for seconds to minutes and then disappearing for days to months.

B. Levator ani syndrome and proctalgia fugax are more common in patients under age 45, and psychological factors are not always present.

C. Levator Ani Syndrome is caused by chronic tension of the levator muscle. Proctalgia fugax is caused by rectal muscle spasm. Proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome have not been found to be of psychosomatic origin, although stressful events may trigger attacks.

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