Levator syndrome is sporadic pain in the rectum caused by spasm of a muscle near the anus the levator ani muscle. The pain usually lasts less than 20 minutes. Often the pain will be severe enough to awaken a person at night out of a sound sleep. See also Overview of the Anus and Rectum. An episode may also be relieved by soaking the anus in warm not hot water in what is known as a sitz bath. This may mean adopting stress-relieving therapies. A helpful way to remember to do the exercises is to do them once an hour or at various "cues" during the day, such as hanging up the phone, stopping at red lights or watching commercials on the TV.
Proctalgia fugax (a variant of During an episode, the patient feels spasm-like, As such, pain associated with penetrative anal intercourse. What causes anal pain? Although the exact cause of the pain is not known, many doctors believe spasm of the anal sphincter muscle is the origin of this pain. WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms Muscle spasm-like anal muscle spasms in the pelvis. Anal.