Proctalgia fugax: recurrent fulminating coccygodynia

A report of three cases with a review of the literature

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

1970 Number 73, pages 116-120.

Philip Eibel

Montreal, Canada


The author reports three cases of recurring severe, short-lived rectal pain, waking the patients in the night. Two of the patients found that inserting a finger into the rectum and pressing on the coccyx relieved the pain. Though the condition is extremely painful, it is harmless, and surgery is not indicated.

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