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3. Persistent Rectal Itching

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Anal itching or pruritus ani is common. Hemorrhoids or simply washing too much can cause the problem. Psoriasis and contact dermatitis also cause this symptom, as can diabetes and thyroid disease, yeast infections, and sexually transmitted infections. However, if the itching is persistent or becomes severe, or if the individual experiences anal leakage, it could be a symptom of anal cancer.

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