Sharp pain in buttocks causes, doctor says
Have you ever had a perfectly normal day going about your own business, and then boom, a sharp pain shoots out at you like a thunderbolt? Yes, it is scary. Yes, it is strange. But Dr. Carlton Thomas, Jr., MD, gastroenterologist on TikTok assures you that there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
“This sharp, severe, transient pain that you feel is called fleeting proctalgia,” says Dr. Thomas in a recent video. “It’s actually a rectal spasm.”
Dr Thomas, known as @doctorcarlton on TikTok, is known for his flawless approach to ‘butt stuff’ on the platform, including random events we can’t openly discuss, like random pains. buttocks.
So why the hell does your rectum go into spasm in the first place? This could be due to a bunch of reasons: post-sexual activity, stress, constipation, poo, menstruation, and even for no reason, according to a review in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. The same review claims that this happens to anywhere from 8 to 18% of the general population.
The pain is brief and relatively harmless, unless it lasts longer than 20 minutes. It could be a sign of chronic proctalgia, a pain disorder signified by vague, dull pain or a feeling of pressure higher up in your rectum.
“[This pain] it looks like lightning hit your asshole, ”adds Dr Thomas on fleeting proctalgia. “It’s totally benign, nothing to worry about. just our weird bodies being weird.
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