Itching is a common symptom of external hemorrhoids and may continue during the healing phase after treatment. Itching is a normal sign of healing in a surgical incision or areas of scarring.
Most anal itching doesn’t require medical care. However, see your doctor if:
- Anal itching is severe or lasts longer than one to two months
- There’s bleeding from the rectum
- You can’t figure out what’s causing a persistent itch
Persistent anal itching may be related to a skin condition or other health problem that requires medical treatment.