What is Anal and rectal pain?

Chronic anal pain, or chronic proctalgia, is a very debilitating condition. It is defined by the presence of pain in the anal part for more than 3 months. Pain is different between patients, some experience a sharp burning pain, some others a more dull pain.

Is it a frustrating disease, since most patients see many doctors but 1/3 of them will not get a diagnosis and a proper treatment. These patients experience bad quality of life, work absenteeism and important psychological distress.

For this reason is very important to be visited by the right doctor, that is able to focus on patient’s problem and help him/her to find the right diagnostic and therapeutic pathway.


What causes Anal and rectal pain?

  • Anal fissure
  • Anorectal abscess and fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Coccygodynia
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Pelvic endometriosis
  • Rectal ischemia
  • Puborectalis syndrome
  • Pudendal chronic neuralgia

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