Pruritis Ani

Pruritis Ani is the medical term used to describe severe itching around the anus. Sufferers of the condition have an overwhelming urge to scratch the area, the itching can become worse at night or just after a bowel movement. It is a common problem, which tends to affect men more than women or children.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
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