Anal Itching and Pain

Anal itching (known medically as pruritis ani) is a common condition.  The itch, situated in or around the opening of your anal canal, is often intense. Although itching may be a reaction to irritants in the stool, it often implies that there is inflammation of the anal area. You may find anal itching to be embarrassing and uncomfortable. It will increase from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. At its most intense, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is described as burning and soreness. Some people will note occasional bleeding when wiping after a bowel movement. There are many causes of pruritus ani but most fall into four categories: excessive cleanliness, moisture, diet, or skin irritants, however, there are other causes.  If anal itching is persistent, schedule an appointment with our physicians. With the experienced team at CCRH diagnosing the proper treatment and self-care measures, most people get complete relief from anal itching.

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St. Mary Medical Center
St. Clare Medical Building, Suite 130
1203 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047