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Is a pain in the butt pruritus ani, or is pruritis ani only supposed to itch?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Itch

The word "pruritis" means itch.
If it's pain, not itch, then the word will usually have the suffix "algia.".

In brief: Itch

The word "pruritis" means itch.
If it's pain, not itch, then the word will usually have the suffix "algia.".
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