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I have an itchy anus?

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

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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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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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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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 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, baby wipes or talcum powder. ...Read more

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

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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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 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

Itchy Anus (Definition)

Pruritus ani is itchiness at the anus. It can be due to a number of causes, such as rashes, hemorrhoids, or as is common in children, ...Read more