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Why is my anus itching?

Why is my anus itching?

Many causes: There can be numerous diseases that could cause this problem. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. 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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Why does my anus itch so much?

Why does my anus itch so much?

Lots of reasons: Fungal infections are common. A contact dermatitis from something left by laundry in your clothes. Infections, pin worms, hemorrhoids, etc...The list is very long. Time to have your doc take a look down there and get you some relief! Read more

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Hi why does my anus itch after passing stool?

Hi why does my anus itch after passing stool?

Pruritis Ani dx & tx: 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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Could you explain why does the area around my anus itch constantly?

Could you explain why does the area around my anus itch constantly?

Anal itching: Dietary factors and fecal soilage account for the majority of patients with anal itching, or pruritus. Coffee, cola, beer, tea, tomatoes, and citrus fruits are some possible dietary irritants. Other less common causes include anorectal diseases (hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures), infections (including sexually-transmitted ones), or skin diseases, such as psoriasis. Read more

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Why do I have a white spot near my anus? It is not inside it is just near it, it only itches at times.

Why do I have a white spot near my anus? It is not inside it is just near it, it only itches at times.

Hard to say: I would be concerned about a flat wart but it really needs to be evaluated and even possibly biopsied to know for sure. Read more

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My anus itches, I've tried a few things, but it just seems to always itch when I have it. What do I do?

My anus itches, I've tried a few things, but it just seems to always itch when I have it. What do I do?

Most commonly: Related to dietary habbits. Avoid increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolate, spicy food, tomatoes, grapefruit or orangejuice and nuts. Use baby wipes and pay an attention to if certain foods make your symptoms worse. Calmoseptine oint works really well. There are several other sources as well including hemorrhoids, drainage from fistula, warts and some benign rashes. If no improve see your doc. Read more

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My anus burns for a while after I secrete and it itches too. What could it be?

Your symptoms could: Be from hemorrhoids or diet related. Pruritus is commonly caused by increase ingestion of coffee, chocolate, beer, orangs/grapefruit juice, tomatoes, spicy food and nuts. Watch your diet, avoid scented toilet papers, and use over the counter meds. If symptoms don't seem to be improving you will need an examination to rule out any other etiology. Read more

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I have a bump or boil on the left side of my anus directly on the hole, and it also itches, what can this be?

I have a bump or boil on the left side of my anus directly on the hole, and it also itches, what can this be?

Hemorrhoid: Sounds like you could have a hemorrhoid. The best way to find out is to have someone look at it. See your doc. In the meantime, keep the area clean and dry. That should help. Take care! Read more

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Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?

Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?

It sound to me: By the areas involved that you may have PSORIASIS!

My suggestion is that you start by seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist...there are many TREATMENTS if that is the diagnosis.

Over the counter steroid (cortisone) is a FIRST AID you can try....but check with your PCP for any other treatment if you cannot see a Dermatology specialist soon!
Hope this helps!

Dr z Read more

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Small hole above the anus. Doesn't hurt or discharge anything. It. Very rarely ever itches. Any ideas of what it is? Should I get it checked?

Small hole above the anus. Doesn't hurt or discharge anything. It. Very rarely ever itches. Any ideas of what it is? Should I get it checked?

Perianal lesion: The lesion described is it is the back above the anus, consider pilonidal cyst, a fistula other wise it is not really a hole may be just a depression in the skin. If bothers have it checked out Read more

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My anus itches I had a pimple that is gonenow but yet it still itches ans feels like something is movin in the anus what is it?

Many things: Your sensation of movement is concerning and raises the question of parasites. This is especially concerning if you have traveled outside the country. Otherwise, it is most likely a small abscess or hemorrhoid. If this becomes worse or does not resolve, I would seek medical attention. Read more

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My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

No...: Herpes would be painful. Anal itching is most commonly caused by either hemorrhoids or a fungal dermatitis. Get checked by your doctor. Read more

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