Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rectophobia: The Fear of the Rectum or Rectal Diseases

Rectophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the rectum or rectal diseases.  This phobia may be caused by the fear of pain that rectal diseases cause.  Rectophobia is also known as Proctophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Rectophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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