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Rectal itching

Rectal itching: Introduction

Rectal itching: Rectal itching is itching that occurs in the rectal area. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Rectal itching, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Rectal itching:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Rectal itching. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Rectal itching

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Rectal itching: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Rectal itching, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Rectal itching Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Rectal itching may include:

  • Avoid anal scratching
  • Gentle cleaning after passing stool
  • Use cotton underwear
  • Avoid certain foods
  • more treatments...»

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Rectal itching: Animations

Medications or substances causing Rectal itching:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rectal itching as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Rectal itching: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Rectal itching may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Misdiagnosis and Rectal itching

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of the more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better more »

Rectal itching: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rectal itching

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Rectal itching: Related Rare Diseases

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Rectal itching: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Rectal itching

The list below shows some of the causes of Rectal itching mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rectal itching?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rectal itching. Of the 6 causes of Rectal itching that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rectal itching:

The following list of conditions have 'Rectal itching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Rectal itching Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rectal itching based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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