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Anal Yeast Infection
Anal Itching - Causes/Treatment/Facts - HCA
An anal yeast infection often starts with persistent and intense anal itching , also called pruritus ani. A doctor can perform a quick physical exam to determine the cause, such as hygiene, hemorrhoids , or a yeast infection. If the diagnosis is an anal yeast infection, it can often be cleared up easily with simple treatments. A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. When you have an anal yeast infection, you may experience intense symptoms for a few days followed by milder symptoms. An anal yeast infection can easily spread to the nearby penis in men or vagina in women. Although treatments for yeast infections are typically marketed for vaginal yeast infections, they can also be used to treat anal yeast infections.
Candidiasis is a yeast infection, also known as thrush. The most common cause of thrush is a yeast or fungus called Candida albicans. Most women will experience thrush at some point in their life.
Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Rectal problems are common. Almost everyone will experience some rectal itching, pain, or bleeding at some time during his or her life.