Coronavirus has shown a wide range of symptoms, but it also impacted people. Post-COVID or long COVID syndrome has deeply impacted the lives of many people. From persistent fatigue, cough to loss of smell and taste, the SARs-COV-2 virus affects the lives of people. As per the latest report, a mysterious illness caused post-COVID is known as “Restless Anal Syndrome”. It has affected an old Japanese man. He was previously infected with Covid-19 with mild symptoms.
What is “Restless Anal Syndrome?”
In Japan, a 77-year-old man was recently diagnosed with a condition called “Restless Anal Syndrome”, associated with deep anal discomfort. The reports say that the old man had recently recovered from a Coronavirus infection.
The case study published in BMC Infectious Diseases reported that after weeks of testing negative and recovery for the virus, the 77-years-old man developed restless, deep anal discomfort, almost 10 cm from the perineal region.
Restless Anal Syndrome Symptoms
Doctors say that the old man felt the urge to move his bowels; however, passing stool did not alleviate his pain or discomfort.
However, as per the doctors, his symptoms deteriorated in the evening and periods of rest. The colonoscopy test result showed that apart from having some internal hemorrhoids, there was nothing concerning or serious inside his rectum.
The Tokyo University Hospital found that the symptoms of that man were similar to patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS). Based on the case study, experts say that Restless Leg Syndrome is a “common neurological, sensorimotor” disorder, triggered by the dysfunction of the central nervous system.”
Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment
The BMC Infectious Diseases published case study stated that the “anal discomfort” is eased with the help of a course of Clonazepam, a drug used to treat seizures. Moreover, exercise like running and/or walking gave the old man – diagnosed with a condition – some sense of comfort and relief.