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What causes rectal itching?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Pruritis ani
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).

In brief: Pruritis ani
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).
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Irritation
Many things can cause that.
Keep yourself clean, and if not better, be seen for stool examination for parasites and other worms.

In brief: Irritation
Many things can cause that.
Keep yourself clean, and if not better, be seen for stool examination for parasites and other worms.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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