It's unusual for an itchy anus on its own to be related to something more serious. Skip to main content. There's not always a clear cause of an itchy bottom. Incontinence after lateral internal sphincterotomy: If a thorough exam cannot be completed in clinic, an exam under anesthesia may be helpful to determine the source of pain.
Conclusions Pruritus ani has many causes mostly dermatological or anorectal, treatment of which results in regression of symptoms and skin changes.
Some of these factors are not modifiable, including age, male sex, and type of surgery. A review of the evidence is presented and a management plan based on the elimination of irritants and scratching, general control measures and active treatment measures is offered. If it gets better quickly, it might have been caused by something that doesn't need treatment, like sweating a lot in hot weather. See a GP if the itching doesn't stop. Active treatment All dermatophyte infections should be treated in all with a topical imidazole or terbinafine. Prospective study of healing time after hemorrhoidectomy: Urecholine prophylaxis for urinary retention in anorectal surgery.