Anal disorders are not uncommon or anything to be embarrassed about — in fact most people experience some form of anorectal disroder during their lifetime. Many anal disorders can be painful but most usually are not serious. However, any anal condition, especially if bleeding is present, should be evaluated by a colon and rectal surgeon to rule out a more serious problems. Read more about these conditions below. Patients who feel ill and complain of chills, fever and pain in the rectum or anus could be suffering from an anal abscess or fistula. These are common ailments, but not most people know very little about it.
Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)
Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani) - Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Pruritus ani is an unpleasant cutaneous sensation that induces the desire to scratch the skin around the anal orifice. It is classified as primary idiopathic pruritus ani when no cause can be found. The goal of treatment is asymptomatic, intact, dry, clean perianal skin with reversal of morphological changes. The management of pruritus ani is directed towards the underlying cause.
Rectal problems are common. Almost everyone will experience some rectal itching, pain, or bleeding at some time during his or her life. These problems are often minor and may go away on their own or with home treatment. Rectal itching pruritus is usually not a sign of a serious disease.
What is pruritis ani? Pruritus ani is a bothersome and sometimes intense itching or burning sensation of the skin around the anus rectal opening. It is most noticeable at night or after a bowel movement. The most common complaint is an irresistible urge to scratch.