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Pruritus Ani

What is Pruritus Ani?

Pruritus Ani is a term applied to the symptom of itchiness around the anus. It can range in severity from a minor to severe discomfort. There are many causes of this including mucus leak from haemorrhoids, anal fissure or occasionally bowel cancer, thread worm infection and some medications. Treatment is aimed at finding the cause and treating this.


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