Anal irritation

Symptoms

an intense desire to scratch or rub the skin near the bottom. This sensation is often worse at night and can be associated with mucous leaking onto the skin near the bottom.

Causes

difficulty with skin cleansing, haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, previous anal surgery or trauma, skin conditions. Occasionally anal cancer, Crohn’s Disease or radiotherapy damage can cause such symptoms.

Basic facts

Conditions