Pruritus Ani

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What is Pruritus Ani?

Pruritus ani is an intense itching in and around the anus. This itching tends to be worse at night or after a bowel movement. The itch may be so intense that the urge to scratch is irresistible. Anal itching is a common problem that most people experience at one point or another.


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