proctalgia fugax(redirected from anorectal spasm)
painful spasm of the muscle about the anus without known cause; probably a neurosis.
Synonym(s): anorectal spasm
Etymology: Gk, proktos + algos, pain; L, fugax, fleeting
periodic pain in the anus, possibly muscular in origin, that follows a pattern and is sometimes relieved by food and drink.
Severe rectal or anal pain, usually occurring in young men, possibly as a result of muscular spasms.
See also: proctalgia