Pain over the anus

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Pain over the anus

Possible Causes

  • Hemorrhoid

    Commonly known as piles, it is the swelling around the anal area where faeces is excreted from the body. These can be formed inside or outside of the anus. This is due to excessive straining or poor blood flow to the area, and can result in painless bleeding.

  • Hemorrhoids (anal fissure)

    Hemorrhoids or piles, are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum (last part of the large intestine). It is a common condition which may be caused due to straining during bowel movements or sitting for long periods on the toilet.

  • Anal polyps

    This refers to growths at the anus. These can be cancerous or non-cancerous and are usually investigated further.

  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Anal pruritus

  • Genital herpes
  • Crohn's disease
  • Anal fistula
  • Neurogenic intrapelvic syndrome
  • Anal cancer

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have anal pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have skin redness?

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