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I have an itchy rectum ?

I have an itchy rectum ?

Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani is a medical condition that causes an itchy rectum. A number of foods have been associated with this condition: spices, hor sauces, pepper, coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, milk products, tomatoes, tomato products, white bread. You may want to delete some of these foods and see it that helps. Other causes include pinworms, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, diabetes and yeast. ...Read more

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Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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I have an itchy rectum for the past few weeks, looked through the mirror in the hole, small tiny white particles like ulcers present ? Thanks.

I have an itchy rectum for the past few weeks, looked through the mirror in the hole, small tiny white particles like ulcers present ?
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See GI specialist: If you truly have ulcers you should see a GI specialist and possibly get a colonoscopy with biopsies looking for inflammatory bowel disease such as Crhns or ulcerative colitis. However, if a lot of itching, may simply have hemorrhoids, worms (can place scotch tape on your rectum at night to look for), etc. ...Read more

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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 more

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I am experiencing anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale: pbly 2 out of 10 . I've always farted a lot. and when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?

I am experiencing  anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale:  pbly 2 out of 10 . I've always farted a lot. and when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?

Pruritis ani causes: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatm ...Read more

Anal Itching (Definition)

unpleasant sensation that creates the urge to scratch oneself in the ...Read more