There are lots of things that are a pain in the butt: forgetting your hair tie at the gymcoming home to a sink full of dirty dishes, needing to do laundry Then, there's a literal pain in your butt. Butt pain can come in different forms: shooting pain, cramping, even an irritating "do I have a paper cut down there?
Back to Health A to Z. Anal pain pain in the bottom can be distressing, but is often just the result of a minor, treatable condition. Anal fissures can be very painful, but many heal on their own in a few weeks.
Proctalgia is pain due to a spasm of the pelvic floor muscles, the muscles of the anal sphincter, or the muscles of the rectum. This causes severe stabbing pain like a knife sticking into the rectum. This type of pain may originate without warning.
Anal pain is not something that is talked about a lot, though it can be quite significant. There are a lot of nerve endings in the area of the rectum and anus, so any issues with them can result in anything from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. Most of the time the causes of anal pain are benign, even if there is bleeding.
Pain in the rectum is a common experience and is not, in general, due to a serious medical condition. However, the pain can be intense and worrying. It is usually caused as a result of straining and stretching the rectum when passing a hard stool.
Anal pain — pain in and around your anus or rectum perianal region — is a common complaint. Although most causes of anal pain are benign, the pain itself can be severe because of the many nerve endings in the perianal region. Many conditions that cause anal pain may also cause rectal bleeding, which is usually more frightening than serious.
The purpose of the Southern Cross Medical Library is to provide information of a general nature to help you better understand certain medical conditions. Always seek specific medical advice for treatment appropriate to you. This information is not intended to relate specifically to insurance or healthcare services provided by Southern Cross. The exact cause of haemorrhoids is unknown.
Rectal and perianal pain is a common problem. Most people have experienced it at least once in their lifetime. It usually manifests as mild discomfort, but sometimes the pain can be so severe that it is incapacitating.