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:
  • Liver Congestion
  • Food Allergies
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Poor Digestion
  • Mineral Need
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Pinworms
  • 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:
high refined white flour consumption
high cigarette smoke sensitivity
facial burning/tingling
refined sugar consumption
history of candidiasis
frequent sore throats
history of cysts in breasts
craving and eating wheat
chronic diarrhea
history of asthma
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
bowel movement changes
... 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
Liver Congestion 91% Confirm
Candida / Yeast 12% Unlikely
Food Allergies 12% Unlikely
Mineral Need 4% Ruled out
Hemorrhoids 3% Ruled out
Pinworms 1% Ruled out
Poor Digestion 1% Ruled out
Blastocystosis 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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