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How Can Itching Around The Anus Be Treated?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Question: Can you have a yeast infection in your anus? Itching has started there. I recently changed my diet. I am retired and am not sexually active.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There can be many causes of itching at anus

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

There can be 2-3 main causes of itching at anus.

Small swelling or cut can cause itching. Rule out constipation, hemorhoides or anal fissure.
yeast infection can cause itching at anal opening. Candida can even reach digestive system.
Other infections can also cause it. for example pin worms, infectious proctitis, etc.
Non-infection inflammation at anus can also cause itching. For example due to non-infectious colitis.

You can get stool examined for ova and cysts, stool culture and sensitivity. Direct examination by a doctor can also rule out these condition.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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How Can Itching Around The Anus Be Treated?

Brief Answer: There can be many causes of itching at anus Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. There can be 2-3 main causes of itching at anus. Small swelling or cut can cause itching. Rule out constipation, hemorhoides or anal fissure. yeast infection can cause itching at anal opening. Candida can even reach digestive system. Other infections can also cause it. for example pin worms, infectious proctitis, etc. Non-infection inflammation at anus can also cause itching. For example due to non-infectious colitis. You can get stool examined for ova and cysts, stool culture and sensitivity. Direct examination by a doctor can also rule out these condition. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee