Anal Itching

Itching around the anus, otherwise called pruritis ani, can be extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing. Infections (including sexually transmitted infections), fecal incontinence, chronic diarrhea, harsh soaps, psoriasis, diabetes, hemorrhoids, anal tumors, etc., can all result in anal itching.

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I have anal itching, pain and bleeding. I am embarrassed. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am approaching you since I am concerned about a situation regarding which I am very embarrassed.  I am a 43 year old female. I am normally healthy. I am 178cm tall and I weigh 75kg.  Around 9-12 months ago, I started to suffer from anal itching. It is rather intense at night, after passing s...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your entire history and have understood your concern. I also understand your hesitation in discussing your problems with anyone. Coming to your complaints, the anal bleeding, pain, itching are all due to trauma to the anus and anal canal. The anal canal is physio...  Read Full »

Can unprotected anal intercourse lead to HIV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old guy and worried about whether I am infected with HIV or not. Below are my details. I had a high-risk exposure of unprotected anal intercourse with a random guy. After around seven weeks, I somehow started panicking about HIV infection. I did HIV 1 and 2 antibody p2...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Initially, it takes 3 to 12 weeks for the antibodies against HIV to develop in any person irrespective of the person's immunity and the duration of onset of symptoms. 2. Next, suppose your ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is negative in the 12th week. In th...  Read Full »

What is the dosage for Nemocid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three years old. He weights 11.6 kilograms. He is given Nemocid for every six months for disinfection. What is the dose of Nemocid for him now? The previous dose was 2.5 ml. If Nemoacid is not suitable, what is the other medicine advised for him? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue to give Nemocid (Pyrantel Pamoate) and follow the dose of 2.5 ml for every six months. If he has any other symptoms like anal itching, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain, you can give Nemoacid 2.5 ml twice a week. You can also give Bandy plus. It is...  Read Full »

Is chronic ileitis a curable one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from IBS since the last year. I am getting diarrhea whenever I eat outside food. Recently, I have been detected with chronic ileitis with activity after colonoscopy. I am ready to send the reports for kind perusal of gastroenterologist. Is it curable? I am now o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these ulcers can be healed. But, it will take some time. Colonoscopy shows multiple ulcers in terminal ileum. The cause of these ulcers could be Crohn's disease, tubercular ulcers or chronic non-specific ulcers which heal by their own. But, your report does ...  Read Full »

What could cause vaginal and anal itching without a discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have vaginal itch whenever I am active or at work. It tends to reach my anus at times, causing both to itch at once. I do not have any chunky discharge or anything of the sort, but sometimes there is a smell but not too strong. It has been happening for a while now and I do not want...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching in the vaginal region could be a sign of yeast infection. Avoid sweating of that area and keep changing your undergarments frequently and keep the area dry. Sometimes improper hygiene while shaving public hair can also cause local infections and lead to ge...  Read Full »

I am having itching in and around my anus. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching in and around my anus from the past few weeks. It is way too itchy, especially at night. I am a 31-year-old female. I had vaginal infection last year.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are having a good day and staying safe. 1) I understand your concern. From your history, I understand you are having pruritis ani, itchy anus. Please do not panic, as when we find out the cause and treat specifically, it can back to normal. 2) Prurit...  Read Full »

How to treat anal itching due to intestinal worms?

Query: Sir, Iam severelly suffering from intestinal worms parasites.4 year ago I used to skip breakfasts in the morning in hostel, I have to reach colege early.. so I skip most of my breakfast. After those days till today I have severe intestinila worms.. anal itchness... rashes.. I am following good gygie...  Read Full »


Dr. Swati

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hi.. good evening.. do u have any worms coming from stools? or is it just anal itching.. if there is perianal excoriation and any white coloured worms seen? then first is u have to get a stool microscopy done it is not a dangerous thing , Don't worry.. u need to follow certain guidelines.. pl...  Read Full »

Please suggest any medicine for free motion and anal pain.

Query: Hello, From 4days, I'm not feeling easy to do free motion and having pain like itching. It's been very difficult why motion itching and too much pain. Can't able to touch the portion too. Can you please suggest me any medicine for free motion and pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Given only 4 days history of symptoms, it seems that you possibly have some hard stools which are unable to be expelled outside. Every time you give pressure or strain, it is expected that you would feel some pain. I suggest you to use Syp Lactulose 15 ml today nig...  Read Full »

How to treat piles and anal itching?

Query: for piles , am using himalaya tablets .daily 2 tablets...but cant able sit properly due to anal itching ......please give me a medicine  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I have reviewed your history. The medication you are on is bascically ayervedic, which sometime may help and sometime not. I would give you some treatment but I want that you should be examined in person by a local general surgeon , if any need of surgical removal of this. Because if pile re...  Read Full »

Does perianal wetness indicate incomplete healing of fistulotomy surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old female. I suffered from abscess when I was eight and a half months pregnant. After three months, it was diagnosed as fistula and gone under fistulotomy operation. Since the past few months, I feel some wetness in the perianal area. And today, I saw a blood spot on the...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a few things come to mind. Wetness in the perianal area and itching are because of the small amount of seepage of stools around the anus. This stool causes irrita...  Read Full »

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