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Old 06-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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strange pain (cramp?) around rectum or anus....

hi,

I'm a 20y/o male. For the past few days I've been experiencing a fairly constant cramp/soreness/pain around the rectum or anal area. Sometimes it's quite sore (hard to move around properly) sometimes it's barely there..... bowel movement is normal, and doesn't seem to affect it..... gas might or might not increase the soreness.... I can notice is if I run, or jump (becomes slightly more painful when I land). Also, it seems to be more noticeable when I sit down.

I should mention that I've had this kind of soreness before in my life, but only very very rarely, and only for a very very short time (a few min)

any ideas as to what might be causing this? It's EXTREMELY irritating....


thanks a bunch

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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Re: strange pain (cramp?) around rectum or anus....

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Old 07-02-2006, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: strange pain (cramp?) around rectum or anus....

Sorry, I just saw your post.....there is a muscle right inside the anus that is causing your pain. When this muscle cramps or spasms, it causes a highly uncomfortable pain inside. There's a thread on here somewhere if you want to do a search for it, with several other people talking about it, too. When you mentioned you've had it before but only for a few minutes, that's actually the more common symptom of this - it appears suddenly, is painful and highly uncomfortable, and will slowly subside on it's own, or some people find that having a bowel movement will help as it stretches that muscle and stops the spasm. There is actually a name for this, it starts with a 'P' but I don't recall what it is. It affects males more often than females but I'm female and have had this for a few years now, and it has slowly gotten worse, from maybe once a year and only for a few minutes to now maybe once every couple of months. I actually had your exact symptoms when I finally went to the doctor because it wouldn't go away and I, too, found it very irritating and worrisome. I was fine and told not to worry about it, that it would eventually go away, which it did. But that was the only time I had it for any extended period of time, like you...most of the time it was just for a few minutes and then it would go away. And I haven't had it like that since. Yours will go away eventually too....has it at least lessened in it's being uncomfortable? Mine did gradually but it took about a month before it was completely gone. Just wait and let it subside on it's own, but I think just knowing other people get this and that it even has a name should help you tremendously.

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