Levator Ani Syndrome

Levator Ani Syndrome is a recurrent and chronic anorectal or pelvic pain that is usually described as a dull pain, pressure sensation or foreign body feeling. The pain can last from several hours to days or longer and is associated with tenderness to palpation of the levator ani (also known as the pelvic floor) muscles. Pain can also be in the perineum, coccyx or lower sacral area. Sitting, bowel movements or sexual intercourse can all exacerbate levator ani syndrome.