Is this a disease? Itching of the anal area and around the anus that cannot be overlooked.

Is this a disease? Itching of the anal area and around the anus that cannot be overlooked.

Itching

Although hemorrhoids are often accompanied by itching, anal itching can be caused by a variety of pathological conditions. Other symptoms, such as pain and bleeding, may occur due to scratching.

Perianal eczema

What kind of disease?

A disease in which the anus and the surrounding area become itchy. Anal itching can be caused by a variety of pathological conditions, most of which may include itching, eczema, and dermatitis.

Why is it easily mistaken?

Perianal eczema is likely to be mistaken as a symptom of hemorrhoids because it causes pain and bleeding by scratching in addition to itching. If OTC drugs do not improve the symptoms, visit a hospital.

Condyloma acuminatum

What kind of disease?

A disease in which a lot of small warts are formed around the anus by contact with a virus. Small warts can be observed in the anus.

Why is it easily mistaken?

The virus incubation period for condyloma acuminatum is approximately 3 months on average. There is no subjective symptom in the early stage, but when the virus grows as a result of progression, the patient will feel a sense of discomfort or itching. Because of these symptoms, it is likely to be mistaken for hemorrhoids, but since it is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by viruses, visit a specialized institution early.

This article is supervised by:
Dr. Junichi Iwadare
Dr. Akio Kurokawa
Dr. Rikisaburo Sahara
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