Our expert says:
You may be getting a spasm in the anus ( also called Proctalgia fugax). Proctalgia fugax may be associated with spastic contractions of the rectum or the muscular pelvic floor in irritable bowel syndrome. Other unproven associations are food allergies, especially to artificial sweeteners or caffeine. Stress may also play a role. There is no real effective treatment but massaging the area, heat (like a hot bath) or nitrogliserine suppositories may help. It is not a dangerous or harmful condition.
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