Appendicitis is a swelling or inflammation of the appendix and is one of the most common causes for emergency abdominal surgery. The function of the appendix is unknown but there are no long term consequences of removing the appendix. Appendicitis is considered a medical emergency, prompt diagnosis and surgery for removal are very important. If left untreated, an inflamed appendix eventually will burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity.
Pelvic Floor Pain and Anal Pain | Symptoms, Treatment & Procedures
Proctalgia is pain due to a spasm of the pelvic floor muscles, the muscles of the anal sphincter, or the muscles of the rectum. This causes severe stabbing pain like a knife sticking into the rectum. This type of pain may originate without warning. It may vary in severity and duration. It may pass quickly or might last much longer. Often the pain will be severe enough to awaken a person at night out of a sound sleep. If the person gets up and walks around, moves his bowels, or passes gas, the pain could resolve in a matter of minutes.
Anal and lower abdomen pain and pressure, so worried.
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The pelvic floor muscles are located between the legs and run from the pubic bone at the front , right through to the base of the spine at the back. They are shaped like a sling of muscles and nerve endings, and their job is to hold the pelvic organs uterus, vagina, rectum, bowel and bladder in place. Pelvic pain is much more common in women than men and can be caused by a wide variety of health conditions or diseases. It is felt in the lowest part of the abdomen and pelvis, below the belly button.