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
  • Blastocystosis
  • Food Allergies
  • Mineral Need
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Poor Digestion
  • Pinworms
  • Liver Congestion

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:
intolerance of sugars
somewhat disturbed sleep
cigarette smoke sensitivity
poor mental clarity
chronic productive cough
pale stools
high cigarette smoke sensitivity
partial vegetarian diet
vaginal yeast infection
frequent postprandial somnolence
positive results from coffee enemas
intolerance of both garlic and onion
... 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
Hemorrhoids 99% Confirm
Candida / Yeast 28% Unlikely
Poor Digestion 22% Unlikely
Mineral Need 5% Ruled out
Liver Congestion 0% Ruled out
Pinworms 0% Ruled out
Blastocystosis 0% Ruled out
Food Allergies 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:
Pinworm Infection

Itching around the anus, especially at night, is a common symptom of pinworm infestation.  Symptoms are caused by the female pinworm laying her eggs.  They are usually mild, with many infected people having no symptoms at all.

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