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I have had pruritus ani for more than 8 months now and I have heard that there is a 20 % risk it could be related to cancer. Is that true? If not how is the correlation between symptoms and cancer?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Wrong

I've never heard such a thing, and it makes no sense.
The most common cause is dryness and chafing due to excessive washing and wiping. The treatment: no soap, wash just once a day with lukewarm water, wipe gently, and leave it alone.

In brief: Wrong

I've never heard such a thing, and it makes no sense.
The most common cause is dryness and chafing due to excessive washing and wiping. The treatment: no soap, wash just once a day with lukewarm water, wipe gently, and leave it alone.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely to be

See this site for information on this topic. The risk of cancer is remote. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anal-itching/ds00453.

In brief: Unlikely to be

See this site for information on this topic. The risk of cancer is remote. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anal-itching/ds00453.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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