Anal Pain and Itching
Chronic or persistent anal pain and itching can have a detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life. Some describe anal pain as sharp and ‘knife-like’ or dull and achy, whereas others may experience throbbing or sudden episodes of spasms. For those who experience itching, the urge to scratch may persist nearly constantly, which can further exacerbate the condition. Unfortunately, many people suffer with anal pain or itching on a daily basis, which may be a benign condition or an indication of an underlying health problem. It is important to see a doctor for symptoms that are severe or continue for several weeks without improvement.