Anal Itching

What Causes Anal Itching?

Anal itching can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose anal itching, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "anal itching" as a symptom.  Here are eight possibilities:
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Liver Congestion
  • Poor Digestion
  • Food Allergies
  • Pinworms
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Mineral Need
  • Blastocystosis

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
frequent runny nose
breast soreness during cycle
past pain/burning behind breastbone
severe leg cramps caused by walking
mild right lumbar discomfort
dark areas under eyes
reduced desire to eat breakfast
red blood in stools
history of vaginal yeast infection
anxiety related to menstrual cycle
recent onset nausea
... and more than 120 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of anal itching:
Cause Probability Status
Food Allergies 92% Confirm
Candida / Yeast 20% Unlikely
Poor Digestion 16% Unlikely
Liver Congestion 4% Ruled out
Pinworms 1% Ruled out
Blastocystosis 1% Ruled out
Mineral Need 1% Ruled out
Hemorrhoids 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate bowel problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Does your anus itch?
Possible responses:
→ Never / very rarely / don't know
→ Occasionally - a few times a month
→ Often, mostly at night
→ Often, day and night
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either anal itching or anal itching at night, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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