Japanese COVID-19 patient diagnosed with ‘Restless Anal syndrome’: A 77-year-old Japanese man gets Restless Anal Syndrome after COVID. The Doctors at Tokyo University Hospital had diagnosed him with “restless anal syndrome”.
As per Business insider, His case report was published in BMC infectious diseases. It was found that several weeks after the old man was found to be free of the virus and discharged from the hospital. But later on, he began to experience restless, deep anal discomfort, approximately 10cm from the perineal region. Exercise such as walking or running gave some relief from the symptoms.
The Doctors noted that the symptoms shown by the man were consistent with those shown by patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS).
The tests, however, concluded that except few hemorrhoids, the senior citizen was absolutely fine. There were no issues such as brain abnormalities, bladder disturbances, etc. Restless feeling anxiety and insomnia were the health issues that he faced after the long-term effect of Covid-19.
The anal discomfort was resolved through a course of Clonazepam, a drug used to treat a seizure, it further stated.
However, the BMC describes restless leg syndrome as a common neurological, sensorimotor disorder, caused by the dysfunction of the central nervous system. An urge to move is perhaps the most common symptom of this disorder. The symptoms worsen if the body is at rest.