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Is pruritus ani curable?

Is pruritus ani curable?

Pritis ani cure: Yes, it is curable once you identify the cause. ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause ani pruritus (itchy butt)?

Could gastritis cause ani pruritus (itchy butt)?

No: Those two conditions are likely not related. The only thing that comes to mind is caffeine, which can cause pruritis ani and a mild gastritis. But even that is a reach. ...Read more

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What is levator ani syndrome?

What is levator ani syndrome?

Called proctalgia : Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women. Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above. ...Read more

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Anal fissure diet?

Anal fissure diet?

Easy BM diet: Fissure is a tear in the lining of your anal canal. You need to minimize mechanical stress/ trauma of defecation to heal. Any food known to give you constipation or loose bm should be avoided. Many find adjusting the amt of fiber supplement helpful in achieving the bm consistency that don't hurt as much. Sitz bath and otc meds can promote healing too. If nothing helps, see your doc. ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

Time: Both are spasms of the levator ani muscles. The difference is largely semantic related to timing and duration of the pain. ...Read more

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How is pruritus ani generally treated?

How is pruritus ani generally treated?

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 more

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Levator ani spasms in women?

Levator ani spasms in women?

When.: Can occur during orgasm. However, when not associated with sex, they cause both pelvi and lower abdominal pain. Usually, the spasm can be felt. Need to see a urologist or ob/gyn doc. ...Read more

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Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Just itching!: Pruritis ani is a descriptive term for its very annoying and bothersome symptoms: itching of the sensitive skin around your anus. Causes vary, but are commonly just irritants like soap, shampoo, body lotion (or scratching!). ...Read more

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Irritable bowell burning itching anus?

Hemorrhoid flare...: Bowel changes associated with ibs can flare hemorrhoids. Associated anal itching in this clinical setting is most likely from hemorrhoid irritation. Try using a otc hemorrhoid cream (either cortisone or prep-h) or tucks (witch hazel) wipe. Good luck! ...Read more

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What treats anal itching?

If an adult: And pin worms is not a consideration, caffeine and excess perspiration are the two main causes. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures?

Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more

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Needing pruritis ani remedy. Itch is driving me crazy.?

Needing pruritis ani remedy.  Itch is driving me crazy.?

See below: For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area. Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated. ...Read more

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Levator ani spasms in women common?

Levator ani spasms in women common?

Yes.: They will occur with orgasm, but there occurrence otherwise can cause pain. If this is the case in women, then a visit to a urologist or ob/gyn doc can be essential. ...Read more

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What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...Read more

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What is pruritus ani?

Itchy butt: Literally. Causes are typically related to hemorrhoids in adults but in the young , parasitic worm infections can trigger awful nightime anal itch. ...Read more

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What's the difference between proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome?

None: They are generally the same thing, just different terminology. ...Read more

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Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Anal spasm: Anal or levator muscle spasm itself doesn't cause stool leakage, but associated anal fissure, lax sphincter tone or mild inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) may cause leakage of rectal mucus. A proctologist or colorectal surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more