Back to Abdominal Pain. Pain in the bottom is common in IBS. It is often a feeling like cramp, that is relieved by passing a motion. The pain is a lot worse during defecation. The pain can be eased by local anesthetic ointments but if persistent, local surgical procedures may be necessary. Proctalgia Fugax is a severe spasm of the anus which lasts several seconds or minutes and then goes.
Medical University of South Carolina Digestive Disease Center
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a group of disorders that change the way people have bowel movements and sometimes cause pelvic pain. These disorders can be embarrassing to discuss, may be hard to diagnosis and often have a negative effect on quality of life. Symptoms vary by the type of disorder. Many general practitioners may not be familiar with pelvic floor dysfunction, and it may take a specialist, such as a colorectal surgeon, to discover the correct diagnosis.
Cover image used with licensed permission. Last updated Many of the women seen at the Center for Endometriosis Care have been told they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a spastic colon. A few of them do.