Medical Must-See: No rest for the rectum – introducing the newest post-COVID complication

Move aside restless legs, there’s a new syndrome in town

Not one to rest on its laurels, it seems COVID-19 is constantly striving for new ways to leave a lasting impression.

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Enter its latest offering: restless anal syndrome — restless legs syndrome’s awkward, far less popular cousin, which proved to be a pain in the butt for one elderly man recovering from a mild case of COVID-19.

Several weeks after the 77-year-old was discharged from Tokyo Medical University Hospital, he began to experience restless anal discomfort, approximately 10cm from the perineal region.

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