Proctalgia fugax

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What is proctalgia fugax?

Proctalgia fugax is a benign condition that is characterized by intermittent, recurrent, self-limited rectal pain that is severe.

Common symptoms reported by people with proctalgia fugax

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with proctalgia fugax

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with proctalgia fugax, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with proctalgia fugax

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with proctalgia fugax, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has proctalgia fugax on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 6
40s 8
50s 5
60s 5
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 19

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from proctalgia fugax patients who have completed their condition history
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