Posted 12/27/2016 9:44 AM (GMT -7)
The rectal itching could be a yeast infection. (Yes, men get them, too.) Each time I've had a surgical procedure that required a catheter, I had them. I think that I may have been reacting to one of the antiseptics they used on me in surgical prep. I used an anti-fungal to settle mine down (Lotrimin).
If his itch is internal rather than external, I wouldn't use the anti-fungal. In that case, I'd talk to the doc. He could have internal hemorrhoids that have gotten irritated from the possible extra pressure he may have experienced in the days immediately after surgery. I'd have him see a doc, if the itch is internal.