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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Anus

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Could a yeast infection cause an itchy anus?

Could a yeast infection cause an itchy anus?

No: An itchy anus is rarely cause by yeast infection. It's usually caused by overwashing, resulting in dry, chapped skin and mucous membranes, or by overuse of skin products on an area that should generally be left alone. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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What could be causing my itchy anus?

What could be causing my itchy anus?

Itchy anus: There are many causes - dry skin, hemorrhoids, , dry mucous membranes, certain parasitic worm infections. One other cause is left over fecal material that also causes irritation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy anus?

What are the causes of an itchy anus?

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, coffe, 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 a yeast infection cause an extremely itchy anus?

Yes: Yeast can affect anal skin as well as intertrigo, inverse psoriasis, food sensitivity, internal or external hemorrhoids, fissure etc. Topical Hydrocortisone is safe short term but get checked if it persists. ...Read more

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How can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?

How can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?

Anal pruritis: Anal itching is a common problem. Causes include irritants such as perfumes, chemicals, or dyes in toilet paper, food irritants, infections, and hemorrhoids. There are risk factors for anal itching such as diseases, profuse sweating, fecal soilage, and more. Pinworms can be ruled out using the scotch tape test. ...Read more

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Could eating gluten cause me to have a itchy anus after being to the toilet?

Pruritis Ani: Gluten sensitivity is not a common cause of itching. If the ingestion of glutnen leads to significant loose stool, it can compound itching. Pa is caused primarily from ph changes created by certain foods and trauma from excessive wiping. One simple way to test is to eliminate or minimize gluten but i typically recommend stool bulking with fiber to decrease ph and local care to limit trauma. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?

Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?

Anal pain fissures. : These can cause both anal pain as well as itching especially if beginning to heal. Keeping your stool soft and maintaining a healthy diet will help promote resolution as well. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is for External application. I would consider using some organic unrefined coconut oil applied to the affected area. Hemorrhoids or a possibility causing the same symptoms as well. Go to doctor if symptoms persists. ...Read more

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I have an occassional itchy anus what can be the cause im 30yrs of age?

I have an occassional itchy anus what can be the cause im 30yrs of age?

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, coffe, 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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Itchy anus (pruritus ani) causes? Especially since Vermox already tried.

Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your hand to cleanse in the shower. Avoid medicated wipes, just use soft toilet paper and wipe as little as possible. Avoid ingesting coffee, tea, soda, beer or citrus. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus. I think it is caused by sweating. Is it safe to put deoderant on my bottom?

I have an itchy anus. I think it is caused by sweating. Is it safe to put deoderant on my bottom?

Burns if has alcohol: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more

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What causes ocasionaly peeling of penis skin and itchy urethra after unprotected fellatio? No discharge, sometimes itchy anus. Urine tests negative.

What causes ocasionaly peeling of penis skin and itchy urethra after unprotected fellatio?  No discharge, sometimes itchy anus. Urine tests negative.

Problems: Two things:
1: Please don't have any sex with either a woman or a man for at least two months.
2: If the skin and itching is a problem please make an appointment to see your doctor.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of itchiness around my anus and also noticed blood when I wiped after doing number 2?

Hemorrhoid. : It sounds like you might have a hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids can cause itchiness or even pain in this area, and they will tend to bleed because they are dilated veins. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus?

"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 more

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What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

Eliminate caffeine : Completely, keep the area dry with corn starch powder, use adult hygeine wipes to cleanse after a bm, do not use tucks, (witch hazel) baby wipes or talcum powder. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy anus for a week?

Don't scratch: A number of possibilities can cause anal itching. Some include irritation from feces, food sensitivities, (some spicy foods and coffee bother some people), hemorrhoids, contact allergies, yeast infection. If you can't figure it out, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy anus for years.Someone help me permanently fix it?

Sure: Most causes of anal itching especially if it is severe enough to wake you from your sleep are due to caffeine and excess moisture. Cut out all caffeine and beer, and keep the area dry with cornstarch powder, not talcum. Occassionaly pin worms can be a cause but usually in children playing in dirt. ...Read more

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Chronically itchy anus, when I scratch in shower white residue comes off?

Chronically itchy anus, when I scratch in shower white residue comes off?

Could be yeast: A yeast infection causes itching and white residue, and can affect your anus. You should have this evaluated by a physician. Examining the residue under a microscope can reveal whether it is caused by yeast. There is medication available to treat yeast infections. ...Read more

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I experience itchy anus after bm and after a while it goes away what could this be ?

I experience itchy anus after bm and after a while it goes away what could this be ?

PRURITIS ANI : PRURITIS ANI = ITCY ANUS Top causes are hemorrhoids/anal fissures./yeast infection It may also cause BRBPR..You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted . In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Itchy anus and blood on tissue when i go toilet, is this concerning?

Yes: While hemorrhoids would be the most common cause of these symptoms many other things could be the cause. You should be examined to determine the real source of bleeding and itching. ...Read more

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Itchy anus will prep h help?

Posssibly: Hemorrhoids are one cause. Avoid excessive hygiene, coffee, tea, soda, citrus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an itchy anus, why can't i get rid of it?

Could be a lot of : Reasons. You need to see your doc for a full history and a detailed anorectal exam. Most commonly its due to increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolates, tomatoes, spicy food, orange / grapefruit juice and nuts. Use baby wipes and try over the counter calmoseptine which works really well. A biopsy is also needed somwtimes if symptoms are not going away with conservative means. ...Read more

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Is an itchy anus or rectum also a symptom of an abscess down there?

Usually PAIN: Itchy anus often due to hemorrhoids, can be due to worms, skin irritation, fungal skin infection, psoriasis, lichen planus (skin condition), etc. Anal problems can lead to abscess (pus pocket)-generally very painful, with fever; itching would be the least of it. ...Read more