Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Rectal problems are common. Almost everyone will experience some rectal itching, pain, or bleeding at some time during his or her life.
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Pruritus ani is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum , known as the anus , causing the desire to scratch. At worst, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is accompanied by burning and soreness. If a specific cause for pruritus ani is found it is classified as "secondary pruritus ani". If a specific cause is not found it is classified as "idiopathic pruritus ani". Another cause is yeast infection or candidiasis.
DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Itching of the skin about the anus is a common complaint. When no underlying skin condition is found, the term ' pruritus ani' may be used. Anal itching is usually an isolated skin complaint in otherwise healthy persons, but in some, it is part of a disorder involving other areas of the skin, especially the vulva in women and children.
An itchy anus, also known as pruritus ani, is a common condition that has an array of causes. The most common causes for anus itching include hemorrhoids, dermatitis , or irritation from hygienic products. Read below for more information on causes, related symptoms, and treatment options for rectal itching. Anal itching symptom checker. Anal itching is probably not a common topic of conversation; however, this symptom can be bothersome and impossible to ignore.