The ailment is known as pruritus ani , meaning "itchy anus" in Latin. Talk about a straightforward translation. Some people have "primary" pruritus ani, which means their anus is itchy for no apparent underlying reason. Others have "secondary" pruritus ani, which means the itch comes from an anorectal condition like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, bacterial infections, and more. If you find yourself dealing with that type of unwelcome wake-up call, here are some possibilities for what might be driving that itch — and what you can do to soothe your seat. Slacking on your hygiene can irritate the skin and cause itching due to flecks of fecal matter remaining on your anus.
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Is an Itchy Anus a Sign of an STD? Causes and Other Symptoms
Anal herpes is an infection caused by the herpes virus that erupts as sores or blisters around the anus, the opening through which bowel movements pass. Syphilis , chancroid , and donovanosis are infections that can cause different types of lesions around the anus. The same virus that causes genital herpes can cause lesions in the genitals, anus, or perianus. But, not everyone with genital herpes has anal herpes.
Sexually transmitted infections of the anus and rectum
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Common sexually transmitted bacterial organisms may affect the anorectum and perianal skin. While some of these infections are a result of contiguous spread from genital infection, most result from receptive anal intercourse. Polymicrobial infection is common and there is overlap in symptoms caused by the organisms that may infect the anorectum.