Many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms. 

If symptoms are present, they are often mild and easily attributed to another cause. For instance, you might think that pain with urination is a UTI–even though it’s an STD symptom. You’d pick up some cranberry juice, pain-relieving cream, or antibiotics and continue with your day. However, the true infection–the STD–continues to multiply in your body, causing more and more damage. 

Especially if you have a new sexual relationship, it’s wise to be highly alert for symptoms. So if you have an itchy anus, you might wonder if you have an STD or STI. Is an itchy anus an STD symptom?

Yes, an itchy anus can signify herpes, gonorrhea, warts, and crabs. But before you jump to conclusion that you have an STD, it’s best to see if you have other symptoms, such as anal, penile, or vaginal discharge, painful urination, or pelvic pain.

Other causes of anal itching include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure
  • Yeast infections
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Parasitic infections such as tapeworms and pinworms
  • Excessive scrubbing or shaving abrasions
  • Diabetes
  • Stool incontinence

Ultimately, the only way that you’ll confirm if your itchy anus is due to an STD or STI is if you get tested.

Private Testing Center is here to help with all your testing needs. We offer affordable and convenient testing in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Herpes, HIV and other STDs. We deliver fast results so any necessary treatment can happen quickly. Same Day appointments are available and with over 1500 locations nationwide, your closest location is only a short drive away. We understand your privacy is of the utmost importance and we assure confidentiality for every one of our customers.