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Its slightly embarrassing, I have had a very itchy anus for

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Hi there,
JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: its slightly embarrassing, I have had a very itchy anus for a long while - months. it has got really bad in the last few weeks and now I have blood in my stool
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: its been on and off for a couple of years... but has got really bad this last month. I was given some cream by the doctor when I first went to see him a year or so ago. recently i have been using canesten which seems to help
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no i dont think so. Thank you
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Is the blood mixed with stool?

Also is itching gone?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hi... yes the blood is mixed with my stool and itching is still there.The itch is worse at night, when I'm sitting down and wearing tighter clothing around my bum
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
hello are you still there?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Ok

This can be something more than can be seen. Mixed blood with stool can be due to inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's --can also cause itching.

Parasitic infection like pin worms also possibility.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I took some medication from the chemist for thread (pin) worms and it has made no difference...
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
thanks I will see if i can get an appointment at my new doctors (only moved recently so not fully registered)
thanks
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

welcome