Anus inflamed | Anus

Anus inflamed

An anus that is inflamed can cause severe pain and itching. Inflammatory processes in the area of the anus can have a variety of causes. The most common diseases leading to an inflamed anus include haemorrhoids and simple hypersensitivity symptoms.

As soon as the sensitive skin of the anus comes into increased contact with stool, for example in gastrointestinal diseases, it can be damaged. This damage is usually manifested by a local inflammation of the anus. Affected patients typically experience burning pain in the anal region.

In addition, reddening of the skin, swelling and overheating indicate an inflammation of the anus. If the inflammatory processes are particularly pronounced, fecal incontinence may even be impaired. Apart from haemorrhoids, so-called perianal fistulas are among the most common reasons why the anus can be inflamed.

Fistulas are hollow spaces in the skin filled with pus. In contrast to an abscess, however, fistulas have an opening to the body surface.