Anal itch

Other Names:
Itching in rectum

Pruritus ani is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, causing the desire to scratch. The intensity of anal itching increases from moisture, pressure, and rubbing caused by clothing and sitting. At worst, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is accompanied by burning and soreness. It is estimated that up to 5% of the population of the United States experiences this type of discomfort daily.

Broader Problems:
Disorders of the anus
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
17.06.2016 – 09:26 CEST