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Itchy anus after unprotected oral sex. Why?

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Published At February 14, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I received unprotected oral sex 13 days ago. No symptoms of genital herpes except for today, I have an itchy anus. No visible bumps, blisters, or pain. Is it possible this is the beginning of an outbreak? Or perhaps caused by severe anxiety and prolonged sitting?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching over the anal region can be due to many causes: 1. Candidiasis - white discharge from the vagina can cause itching when it comes in contact with the anus. 2. Pinworm infestation. 3. Hemorrhoids (piles). 4. Eczema. 5. Irritant contact dermatitis. In genital herpes, there will be a burning/tingling sensation before the blisters appear. Another possibility is gonorrhea if there is any history of unprotected anal sex. Please watch out for rashes, blisters, or discharge. Sitz bath will be of help for itch relief.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy
Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Venereology

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