Itchy butt isn’t a medical term, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at Google. It is consistently near the top of medical queries, and probably near the top of many more minds that don’t even bother searching the Web for answers.
Is itchy butt the signature malady of our time? Consider that we sit more than we ever did before, thanks to the twin rise of computers and automation, not to mention all the time we spend entertained at home while staring at screens.
Itchy butt can be caused by many things, but hemorrhoids is the most common. As swelling grows in the blood vessels in and around the anus, that irritation can set off a cascade of symptoms including the irritated sensation that is commonly associated with inflammation.
Other causes can include loose stools, anal fissure, and even diseases such as anal cancer. All of which is to say: When you have that itch and it doesn’t go away for a long time, it’s time to speak with the experts.
The Los Angeles and Orange County Proctology Institute treats itchy butt, butt pain, and a range of related symptoms that keep people from living their most comfortable and productive lives. If you have questions about any proctological symptoms, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Maz today.