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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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