Since mid December I have been feeling a pressure like feeling in back passage area along with straining when I pass stools. There is intermittent mild pain almost like a pulsating pain. I have had streaks of bright red blood on toilet paper a couple of times but no bleeding from rectum or mixed in with poo.
Levator syndrome is sporadic pain in the rectum caused by spasm of a muscle near the anus the levator ani muscle. The rectum is the section of the digestive tract above the anus where stool is held before it passes out of the body through the anus. The anus is the opening at the end of the digestive tract where stool leaves the body.
This pain is usually caused by intense muscle spasms in or around the canal of the anus. The pain is slightly different in levator ani syndrome, and may last days instead of minutes. Anyone can experience proctalgia fugax.
Rectal and perianal pain is a common problem. Most people have experienced it at least once in their lifetime. It usually manifests as mild discomfort, but sometimes the pain can be so severe that it is incapacitating.
An anal fissure is a common condition where there is a painful tear in the lining of the anus, the backside opening where feces is excreted. It is often described as feeling like passing broken glass. Typical anal fissure symptoms are a sensation of tearing, ripping or burning and usually a small amount of bright red bleeding during and after a bowel movement.
Proctalgia fugaxa variant of levator ani syndromeis a severe, episodic pain in the regions of the rectum and anus. It most often occurs in the middle of the night  and lasts from seconds to minutes;  pain and aching lasting twenty minutes or longer would likely be diagnosed instead as levator ani syndrome. In a study published in involving patients, the attacks occurred in the daytime 33 per cent as well as at night 33 per cent and the average number of attacks was
Proctalgia fugax is a condition characterized by episodes of severe pain in the rectum and anus. While it is not linked to a specific disease, the intense muscle spasms of the levator ani muscle are thought to be affected by a muscle disorder or nerve condition. The primary symptom of proctalgia fugax is sudden pain brought on by muscle spasms around the anal canal.
Pain in the rectum is a common experience and is not, in general, due to a serious medical condition. However, the pain can be intense and worrying. It is usually caused as a result of straining and stretching the rectum when passing a hard stool.