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Doctor insights on: Itchy Anus Symptoms

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

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

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 is up with these symptoms? Headaches, abdominal pains, itchy anus and sesame seed looking things in stool? Parasites? Are my symptoms related?

What is up with these symptoms?

Headaches, abdominal pains, itchy anus and sesame seed looking things in stool? Parasites? Are my symptoms related?

Pin worm?: Pin worm infestation fits with most of the symptoms. A doctor can diagnose by examining anal area and prescribe effective treatment. You may have additional issues as well and should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms : very itchy anus , vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Symptoms : very itchy anus , vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Yeast: This sounds like a bad yeast infection with regard to the itching and watery / white discharge. Given the presence of actual blisters and odor, there might be additional infections that need to be evaluated in person with an exam. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Many diseases: Itching of the anus has many causes: hemorrhoids, excessive cleaning habits, anal warts, anal cancer, dermatitis and allergic reactions, fecal incontinence, food related (from spicy food, soda, chocolate), and many other diseases. If your symptoms persist, you should see a colorectal surgeon to examine the anus and if there is any lesion it may need biopsy or other treatments. ...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 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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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

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