SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Anal itching may also be associated with burning and soreness. The itching and irritation may be temporary or more persistent, depending on the cause.
When to see a doctor
Most anal itching doesn't require medical care. However, see your doctor if:
- Anal itching is severe or lasts longer than one to two months
- There's bleeding from the rectum
- You can't figure out what's causing a persistent itch
Persistent anal itching may be related to a skin condition or other health problem that requires medical treatment.
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