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what are some of the causes and treatments for an itchy rectum/anus

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  • Dr. Chris February 9, 2011

    Some of the more common causes are related to poor hygiene, hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You can find a complete list of causes in this article http://www.healthhype.com/itchy-rectum-and-anus-causes-and-treatment.html

    Treatment needs to be prescribed by a doctor after examination and confirming the diagnosis. Simple measures like proper hygiene, avoiding straining during a bowel movement and wiping excessively could help depending on the cause. Some patients also find relief by sitting in a sitz bath for hemorrhoids.

    Itching of the anus is a symptom, not a medical condition and unless you can isolate the exact cause, these measures may be ineffective. See a doctor about this.

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