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I Have Anal Itching
"Pruritis Ani": There are many causes. Pinworms, hemorrhoids, yeast infections, poor hygiene, sexual practices, medications, lotions, creams and other topicals applied to the area may cause itching. Moisture from sweating or bathing suits may cause itching. Viral infections, maceration of skin from rubbing or scratching or other trauma may cause this as well. Try good hygiene, drying the area, and observe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having some anal itching inside and outside after bathing. I do not have anal sex. What can cause this itchy sensation?
Irritation: This may reflect superficial irritation, a common problem related to hygiene, as this area is often difficult to clean adequately. It could also reflect a skin infection or a parasitic infestation. Pinworm infection is relatively common in children, although parents can then be exposed. Itching from pinworms is usually most severe at night. A doctor will assess the area and offer treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may have: a vaginal infection unrelated to sexual contact. You may also have type 1 herpes infection, like fever blisters but in the inguinal region. You may have a yeast infection that any woman can get. If it continues and you have tried some Micostat OTC, get yourself to a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anal itching: Dietary factors and fecal soilage account for the majority of patients with anal itching, or pruritus. Coffee, cola, beer, tea, tomatoes, and citrus fruits are some possible dietary irritants. Other less common causes include anorectal diseases (hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures), infections (including sexually-transmitted ones), or skin diseases, such as psoriasis. ...Read more
You could: But one does not confirm the other. Other than both being potentially transmitted by sexual intercourse you could have one or the other or both or any other of a number of sexually transmitted infections. Best to be honest with your doctor about your activity and get the proper testing done. ...Read more
Anal leakage: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction (in elderly, neurologic disorders). Anal manometry testing with biofeedback may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discomfort: Different possibilities. Trauma from the act itself. Presence or absence of lubricant. Certain lubricants may irritating to rectal tissue, irritation to internal hemorrhoids , std. Depending type of condom & strength condom, std remains a possibility. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Can anal sex cause fissures or hemroids? I'v had anal sex for many years without issues. But now I have this ripping tearing sensation arond my rectum
I am a male and had anal foreplay and now I have redness on my Perineum area.. Could this be an anal fistula?
Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?
You certainly : Could cause soft tissue trauma by continuous scratching, not necessarily an actual anal fissure as this is slightly different then soft tissue trauma from scratching. The important thing would be to see a physician to find the cause of the continued itching at such a young age. ...Read more
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