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Rectal Pruritus

Pruritus Ani


  • Clinical presentation It is very common for patients to delay seeking advice about this embarrassing condition, so they will often have a long history on presentation.[gponline.com]
  • Symptoms were present for an average of 6 weeks before presentation.[journals.lww.com]
  • METHODS: One hundred nine patients with PA as the only presenting symptom were prospectively evaluated over a two-year period. All patients underwent anoscopy, rigid proctoscopy, and colonoscopy and were treated for PA.[link.springer.com]
Short Finger
  • Patient groups advocate short finger nails to reduce trauma from inadvertent nocturnal scratching.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Rectal Pruritus
  • Ani [Disease/Finding] , ani pruritis , itch anal , Itching;anal , pruritus anal , anis pruritus , irritations perianal , Itching;perianal , Itching;rectal , Pruritus;perianal , itching anal , rectal itch , itching perianal , anal itch , ani pruritus ,[fpnotebook.com]
  • Hemorrhoids are often accompanied by rectal pruritus. Emotional distress plays an important role in the development and control of this disturbing symptom. Unless pruritus is relieved the patient may become exhausted from lack of sleep.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Rectal Pain
  • Rectal pain Rectal pain may be caused by diarrhea, constipation, or anal itching and scratching. Rectal pain caused by these conditions usually goes away when the problem clears up.[healthlinkbc.ca]
Dry Skin
  • Possible causes include: Dry Skin : As you age, skin in and around your anus is more prone to dryness. Dry skin can cause a persistent, intense anal itch. Too much moisture.[proctocure.com]
  • Gently dry skin thoroughly (you can use a hairdryer). Wear loose clothing and underclothing. Wear cotton rather than nylon underwear. Take prescribed medications. Watch your diet and eliminate foods that seem to make your condition worse.[colonrectal.org]
  • The good news is that pruritus ani that is being caused by dry skin in this area can be treated with an over-the-counter moisturizer.[crhsystem.com]
  • Type 2 Excludes chronic (childhood) granulomatous disease ( D71 ) dermatitis gangrenosa ( L08.0 ) dermatitis herpetiformis ( L13.0 ) dry skin dermatitis ( L85.3 ) factitial dermatitis ( L98.1 ) perioral dermatitis ( L71.0 ) radiation-related disorders[icd10data.com]
Skin Patch
  • In persistent cases, skin-patch testing should be carried out. 19 Treatment Dermatological conditions should be treated by an appropriate specialist.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This sensation is elicited when highly-sensitive mechanoreceptors (itch receptors) on the skin surface are stimulated and nerve impulses travel along small unmyelinated nerve fibers to the central nervous system.[healthhype.com]
  • Keep busy to distract yourself from scratching. Switch Tissue : The skin around your anus may be sensitive to bathroom tissue that contains dyes or perfumes. Use unbleached, unscented tissue.[proctocure.com]
  • "Pruritus ani: the neglected stepchild of Coloproctology. State of the Art and Management". . External links [ edit ][en.wikipedia.org]
  • Vasoconstrictors applied to the perianal area - unlike vasoconstrictors given by injection - have a low likelihood of causing serious side effects, such as high blood pressure , nervousness, tremor , sleeplessness , and aggravation of diabetes or hyperthyroidism[medicinenet.com]


Ancylostoma Caninum
  • Enterobius, trichuris, capillaria, and hookworm including ancylostoma caninum. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 1996; 25:579–597. 18.[journals.lww.com]


  • Your physician can recommend treatment to eliminate the specific problem. Treatment of pruritus ani may include these three points. 1.[drdavidrivadeneira.com]
  • TREATMENT Because most causes of anal pruritus are secondary, treatment should be directed at the underlying etiology (1) . Once these have been excluded, both general and specific measures must be initiated.[journals.lww.com]
  • You can help by adding to it. ( July 2018 ) Treatment [ edit ] The goal of treatment is asymptomatic, intact, dry, clean perianal skin with reversal of morphological changes.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Treatment options for pruritis ani: eliminate irritants and general control measures. Treatment options for pruritis ani: active treatment measures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • Prognosis The outlook is excellent, since most people who have itching in the anal area don't have an illness involving the anus or rectum. Overall, about 90 percent of patients find relief by avoiding scratching and other simple therapies.[drugs.com]
  • Diversion proctitis generally has a good outcome and prognosis once the diversion is reversed. The outcome and prognosis of radiation proctitis vary with the severity of proctitis.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • What is the outlook (prognosis) for an itchy bottom? If a cause for the itchy bottom (pruritus ani) can be identified, it is easier to treat and relieve your symptoms. Most people respond well to treatment for an itchy bottom.[patient.info]
  • What Is the Prognosis for Anal Itching? Anal itching improves with treatment. From Reviewed on 10/25/2018 Sources: CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR RELATED ARTICLE[emedicinehealth.com]
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  • […] diagnosis Pathophysiology Mechanism Skin surrounding anus becomes irritated with inflammation resulting in pruritus Excessive moisture and fecal soilage contribute to irritation and inflammatory process Diet contributes to irritation along with loose stool Etiology[fprmed.com]
  • Treatment should be directed at the underlying etiology. Once these have been excluded, both general and specific measures must be initiated.[journals.lww.com]
  • Etiology The etiology of lichen sclerosus is unknown. The risk of autoimmune diseases such as vitiligo, thyroid disease, and morphea is increased with lichen sclerosus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • For example, biopsy, culture, or both of visible lesions of uncertain etiology should be considered.[merckmanuals.com]


  • […] irritation and inflammatory process Diet contributes to irritation along with loose stool Etiology/Risk Factors Anal fissures Excessive loose stools Irritable bowel and diarrhea Sexually transmitted infections including herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia Epidemiology[fprmed.com]
  • No epidemiologic studies have been performed to determine the prevalence of proctitis in the general population.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY The true prevalence of PA is difficult to evaluate because the majority of individuals do not consult a physician (3) .[journals.lww.com]
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  • Pruritus Ani Background Itching and irritation of the skin surrounding the anus Can result in chronic pruritus that is commonly worse at night Poses many diagnostic challenges and requires a broad differential diagnosis Pathophysiology Mechanism Skin[fprmed.com]
  • ITCHING 101: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION First, some itching pathophysiology. Pain fibers in the epidermis mediate the itch pathway. The itch pathway may have a lower threshold for stimulation than pain pathways.[lacolon.com]
  • Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of proctits is dependent on the various etiologies and is not completely understood.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Perianal itch is a physical condition. The nerves responsible for pruritus are unmyelinated C fibers.[journals.lww.com]


  • Wash underwear with a mild unscented soap to prevent future irritation and itch. More Information on Anal Itch Anal itch can be a symptom of a number of serious medical conditions.[nativeremedies.com]
  • Do try placing a small piece of cotton wool at the opening of your anus to prevent minor soiling. Don't use scented toilet paper, in case you are allergic to it.[cuh.nhs.uk]
  • To prevent mild anal itching from ever reaching this point, find a doctor in your area and make an appointment.[crhsystem.com]
  • A follow up appointment with your colon and rectal surgeon may be recommended to prevent recurrence of pruritus ani.[atlantacolon.com]

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