Anal pain (proctalgia)
Anal pain (pain in the bottom) can be distressing, but is often just the result of a minor, treatable condition.
The medical name for pain in and around the anus or rectum (back passage)is proctalgia.
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Find out about common and less common causes of anal pain (pain in the bottom), and when to get medical advice.
Anal fissures An Anal fissure is asmall tear in the skin of the anus that can be caused by passing a large orhard poo. Symptoms of an anal fissure can include: a severe, sharp pain when doing a po