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The anal twitching is also known as proctalgia fugax. It isn’t very easy to identify the actual cause of it. The pain in anus usually occurs when muscles contract. Anal twitching can happen to anyone but not before the start of puberty. Furthermore, it affects women more than men. However, no matter in what gender it occurs, it is crucial to identify its symptoms as soon as it happens so that the doctors can start proper treatment for it.


The most prominent symptoms of anal twitching is spasms muscles. The pain starts all of a sudden and lasts for a few seconds. There can be times when the pain becomes severe and may last for up to 30 minutes. The twitching may hamper the normal life of a person and may keep a person from being actively involved in some activities.

The pain stops as suddenly as it starts, and the gaps between episodes of anal twitching can be longer. In most cases, the pain starts at night and usually wakes a person up from his/her sleep.

Causes of Anal Twitching

There can be several causes for the contraction to occur. The following are some of them

• Menstruation
• Constipation
• Stress
• Sexual activity

However, in some cases, anal twitching can occur without any warning sign.


Proctalgia fugax can be uncomfortable for people, and therefore, it is necessary to diagnose it. The most common way doctors use is a physical exam. The doctors also ask questions related to intensity and duration of pain and check for any signs of hemorrhoids or any other disease. Once the doctors identify the condition, they start the treatment and provide medicines to treat it.

If any of your loved ones is also experiencing anal twitching, then without any delay, take them to Gastroenterology Diagnostic Center so that experts can diagnose their condition and provide them with the best possible treatment. You can also call on 281-357-1977 to know your condition.

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