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Rectal Pain (cont.)

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Thrombosed hemorrhoids are treated with a simple procedure, and 90% of anal fissures heal in three weeks. Two-thirds of people suffering from levator ani syndrome will get some relief with treatment. Proctalgia fugax remains the most difficult condition to treat, but new therapies are being tested.

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Proctitis is inflammation of the lining of the rectum, called the rectal mucosa.

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