A 33-year-old male asked:
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i am having itching around my anus, it usually doesn't bother me until after a bowel movement. i have no bleeding but it's sometimes achy around anus?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pruritus anus: Itching of the anal area can be due to pinworms or sensitivity to soap,toilet paper,perianal dermatitis or even overly vigorous cleansing after a BM. Try a cortisone cream applied lightly daily for a week to see if the itching clears.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
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