Itching at the anus
Stubborn itching of the anus – without blood loss and without pain – can be quite irritating. If only because scratching in that place is inappropriate. By the way, scratching does not help at all with most conditions that cause itching of the anus. You may be suffering from parasites (worms that can go away with medication), a skin condition (eczema or fungus) or a more structural problem such as hemorrhoids, incontinence or a mariske. Make an appointment with your U-Clinic proctologist, who can quickly diagnose you.
Diagnosis anal itching
At U-Clinic, the proctologist personally conducts the intake. He starts with a series of questions to determine exactly what you’re feeling and when. He also asks about your living and eating habits. How often you go to the toilet, and how you succeed. Very ordinary questions. At least for a proctologist. He will then let you take a seat in the special, comfortable examination chair so that he can properly examine your anus and rectum and make the diagnosis.
Skin condition? The dermatologist knows what to do
If it concerns a skin condition such as a fungus or eczema, the proctologist will refer you to the dermatologists at U-Clinic, who have their own clinic in Amsterdam. These are close colleagues with whom we work closely. But if you have a dermatologist nearby, that is of course no problem.
A possible cause of anal itching is also the mariske. This is a skin flap – sometimes in the form of a bag or a hood – in which faeces can remain. You can then wipe until you weigh an ounce, it never gets completely clean. This can heat up and cause itching. The treatment of marisques is a specialty of our proctologists, who can also perform the procedure themselves.
It may be that your itching is caused by – perhaps even unnoticed – every time you lose a very small amount of mucous fluid or stool. Even a minimal amount can make the skin around your anus sore and irritated. With itching as a result. In case of anal incontinence, you need to act quickly, because then we may still be able to help you with muscle exercises and without surgery.
Anal itching? Don't keep walking with it.
With anal itching, it is not only your anus that is irritated. Don’t be fooled, just come to U-Clinic for an examination by an experienced proctologist. You’ll see, once you’ve passed that first hurdle, the rest is often surprisingly easy. Make an appointment via our contact page or call now on 085 – 022 0580.
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