Pruritis ani is a dermatological condition characterized by itching in the anal area. The itching may become worse at night or after a bowel movement. Scratching the area results in further irritation and makes the itching worse instead of relieving it. Scratching with the fingernails may result in skin damage or an infection. If the itch-scratch cycle persists, it can lead to extreme discomfort, soreness, and burning. What are the types of pruritis ani?
Print Overview Anal itching is a common condition. The itch, situated in or around your anus, is often intense and may be accompanied by a strong urge to scratch. You may find anal itching to be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Also called pruritus ani proo-RIE-tus A-nie , anal itching has many possible causes, such as skin problems, hemorrhoids, and washing too much or not enough. If anal itching is persistent, talk with your doctor.
Not a valid value Send to: Not a valid value Error: Submit Itchy anus pruritus ani 2-minute read Having an itchy bum or an itchy anus can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem.
Read more about the causes of itchy bottom. When to see your GP See your GP if you've had an itchy bottom for more than a few days, so they can try to find the cause. They may ask about: You may feel awkward, but it's nothing to be embarrassed or worried about, as this is one of the most common examinations GPs carry out.