Causes of Anal Leakage

If you are dealing with the problem of leaking anus, then you need to ask this question. What type of fluid is leaking from there? This is biggest hint about the cause of leakage.

Types of Leaking Fluids

Mucoid/ Clear Fluid
It could be a transparent looking, slimy, mucoid discharge, coming out of the bowel. This usually indicates that there is some inflammation in your lower bowels. A physical exam with or without colonoscopy may reveal it.

Purulent
That is, pus containing discharge. This is likely to be due to infection down there in your lower bowels. There may be evident lesions, as are common in tuberculosis or some STDs. Or else, there may be an anal/ perianal abscess.

Watery
There may be a tear or a fistula around the anal opening, that is oozing out the clear liquid. Or, there may be an abscess that’s leaking fluid. You need to get examined.

Blood
The fluid may be blood stained or you may get frank blood coming out of the anus. The commonest cause for such a situation is Piles. Other causes include severe infections of the lower gut. Proper evaluation is needed to investigate the precise cause.

Fecal
A fecal discharge coming out of the anal opening may suggest incontinence of the anal sphincter. This means that the muscular orifice controlling the anal opening is not tight enough due to some reason.

Fecal discharge may also be seen in cases where there develops a tunnel between the anal canal and outside skin. This is medically termed as an anal fistula.

Fatty discharge
Some may get a greasy or fatty discharge from there. This happens when your stools contain excess of fats in them.

There can be two reasons for this, either you are consuming too much of fats, or your intestines are unable to assimilate the fat present in your diet.

Symptoms of Rectal Discharge

  • Staining of undergarments
  • Pain or ache while defecation
  • Feeling of wetness down there
  • Anal itching
  • Frequent urge to go to washroom
  • Foul smell from groin area
  • Redness or swelling around the anus

On the basis of your symptoms and the type of fluid leaking out, your doctor may proceed with investigating you. Some conditions where leaking anus is commonly seen are discussed below.

Common Causes

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

IBS is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the distal bowels. A clear or yellowish white discharge may come out. This is usually mucoid in consistency.

It feels slimy to touch. The patient may often perceive as some wetness down there. The  yellow color may be due to the bile pigments from the gut above or due to fecal contamination.

The pH of the fluid may be acidic sometimes, leading to itchiness and redness around the anal opening.

Proctitis

Certain infections affecting the distal anal canal may lead to leaking of inflammatory fluid from the anal opening. The fluid may be pus like, as in tubercular infection, or clear mucoid.

STDs may also affect this area. This is specifically common in people who practice anal sex. Lesions may be seen in or around the anus on examination.

There may be ulcers, rashes or overt growths. Itchiness may be there. A feeling or dampness stays in the groin area. There is a discomfort in movements.

The underwear may be blood stained or sometimes pus may be seen. Bodily symptoms like pain in lower abdomen or fever may be present.

Anal Warts

Warts are open growths in the region caused by certain viruses. They are usually sexually transmitted.

Perianal Abscess

Abscess is a localized collection of pus any where in the body. It commonly occurs near or around the anal opening, since this area is exposed to plenty of germs. Abscess in this location is called a perianal abscess.

Malignancy

A serous discharge may be seen in malignant growths. If infected the exudate may be pus like.

Such growths are usually painless, irregular and attached to the underlying skin.

Piles or Hemorrhoids

A fishy smell in your anal discharge may indicate hemorrhoids. A careful examination by a doctor is required.

Blood coming out of the opening is, by far, mostly due to piles. However, since malignancy is another cause of getting blood there, it’s essential to evaluate.

Keriorrhea

This is a condition where orange to transparent colored greasy stuff leaks out from your bottom. The discharge may be as little as a tea spoon full, to larger than a cup, that needs to be evacuated in the commode.

This happens when you consume certain fish oils that are indigestible. The oils pass out from your anus as is it without being used by the body.

Fecal Incontinence

Leakage or involuntary passing out of the stools  from the anus is called bowel incontinence or fecal leakage.

This ranges from slight fecal leakage to passing out of the whole stools. There is a foul smell from the discharge. The skin around the opening in constantly wet, and may itch or rot.

Causes of Incontinence

  • Chronic diarrhea/ constipation, which leads to irritation of the anal orifice
  • Denervation, that is, injury to the nerve controlling the anal orifice. This may happen after some surgical procedure for hemorrhoids or childbirth.
  • Medical conditions involving the nerves, as diabetes or multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle problem, sphincter loosing
  • After parturition, especially when forceps have been used or episiotomy done.

Management

For all cases of fluid leaking from your bottoms, it is suggested that you see a doctor for proper evaluation about the cause behind it.

Meanwhile, keeping the area dry down there is essential. This is to prevent maceration of the skin there, and subsequent chances of any infections. Butterfly body pads or liners are available in the market. They may be used to keep the region clean.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “If Your Anus Is Leaking, Look for These Causes

  1. Bob Loblaw

    I have pimple like bumps around the rim of my anus that appear sometimes. That is to say that sometimes they are there and sometimes they are not. When they do appear I have only felt them and not actually had a visual because of awkwardness of viewing that area. I have squeezed them and what comes out is similar to a regular pimple of the face. When squeezing it I use two fingers from one hand and it is necessary to kind of get under it in order for it to discharge. Of course it has a foul smell but not unexpected for that area, has a black/brown smaller head to it and the remainder is a white discharge, however it’s unlike what one would get from the face/nose, the long skinny snake/worm like that continues to grow as long as pressure applied. I have had these off and on for years. They have never caused any pain or discomfort. Any ideas?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      We have lubricating glands over that area. Appear a few of your glands are getting infected repeatedly.

      Keep good hygiene down there. Try washing the area with plain water liberally after defecation, instead of just wiping it with tissue .This should make a difference.

      Reply
  2. Daisy

    I’ve been useing a ummmm toy in muh butt and now there is some slimy brown-ish goo come omg from my butt what is that?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be mucous mixed with some blood. It may bleed when you use such things too much or roughly.

      Reply
  3. Alice

    Okay so, I’m not sexually active or anything. I was laying down, and I farted, and I felt something come out. I THOUGHT I pooed myself, and when I went to wipe, I got a slimy, clear, yellow substance on the tissue.

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  4. Lesego

    so like there are these browny things that likes to come out of my anal,and every time I go to the toilet it pains alot

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to see a surgeon for examination. It’s difficult to diagnose without actual exam.

      These may be piles or just skin tags coming out from there.

      Reply
  5. Cheryl

    When I take any pain killers I have a clear, runny, jelly-like substance oozing or leaking from my anus, not with bowel movements, separately on their own. This can continue all day. Now I’m in hospital after bad car accident, and the pain meds are causing that same discharge. Any idea why this happens? Please and thank you.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Difficult to comment. Can you let us know the exact medication causing those clear secretions?

      Reply
  6. Birdie

    I am a college student. I often just have dampness and moisture that comes out of my anus, its is only every watery. No bumps or anything. I often however have been finding myself constipated on and off for a few months. I was treated for gonorrhea abut 6 months ago if that plays any factor. I however do not have anal sex. The moisture doesn’t cause any pain or irritation it is really just bothersome.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try keeping your bowels clean. You shouldn’t be constipated. You may use any over the counter whole fiber supplement for this (like metamucil).

      This step is likely to solve your problem.

      Reply
  7. Louise

    Do I have to pay for this advise? I have no money
    Otherwise I’ve recently been experience bowel incontinence. I’m told I have MS so I figured that’s it…but am concerned that I’ve been also leaking a whiteish-yellowish jelly-like substance also which is unusual and wondering how worried I should be about it. I don’t have health insurance (can’t afford it) but planning to move to a state where I can. In the meantime, should I be worried?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      No, it’s not worrisome. It’s your bowel’s response to the inflammatory process going on in there, probably due to MS.

      You need treatment for MS.

      Reply
  8. Anonymous

    Hi, I have been experiencing an irritated perianal region for 3 years.
    There is a yellowish/clear liquid leaking and irritating the skin causing extreme itch.
    I have had a colonoscopy (which was clear of any tumours, they banded two minor internal haemorrhoids) and seen numerous specialists that have all treated the skin with hydrocortisone/ steroid/ antifungal creams.
    I personally think the skin condition is a secondary issue caused from something internal but what?
    I have just started taking Metamucil to see if that makes any difference.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is very likely that the skin condition is secondary to something inside. Since you have already had a colonoscopy, there’s no point repeating it.

      Changes is diet are recommended. Reduce the amount of junk food you take. Limit to fried, fatty stuff, excess of spices, alcohol and smoking. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Have wholesome food grains.

      Drink plenty of water. Starting with metamucil is a good idea.

      As your bowels clean up from top to bottom, your problem is likely to get resolved.

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    2. Anonymous

      Hi been rectally bleeding since September. Stool very soft but now my anus is sore because it’s oozing clear fluids. What could be the cause. Stool is soft and grainy. 2-3 times a day! I’m extremely tired well hydrated so confused on exam no hemroids no fissures! Blood work no inflammation markers. What is your guess?

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Could be some inflammatory condition of the lower bowels, or a multiple ulcers.

        Have you got your colonoscopy done? If yes, can you share the report here.

        Reply
  9. Ishan

    hi…doctor my problem is that when i sat i have a constant abdominal cramp always when i sit and sometimes when i go to the toilet tere is this whitish fluid like that only comes and on sometimes only this fluid comes….i hve also noticed a reduction in my appetite and i feel full to soon…i am almost going to the toilet 3 times or sometimes even more and on some days i have just one bowel movement.but on the day that i hve one bowel movememt i feel there is something always left in the tank…and my stools are loose /watery….and it is my is reduced and i am not able to pass gas and when i pass gas on days it has no smell like literally no smell..my gp says he thinks i have ibs ??? should i consider doing an endoscopy or i am fine..but these cramps are always there when i sit and when i am standing or walking i am perfectly fine but when i sit im ny class to study it pains bad above the belly button..please help me..ps-i have loose stools also everyday.pls reply….thanks

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Better to get investigated. Your doctor would suggest endoscopy. He may also consider taking a little sample from your bowel and send it to the lab to test it.

      Have you tried any medicines?

      Reply
  10. Ishan

    i hve done ultrasound ,blood ,urine test all are good….my symptoms suggest me that it is ibs but it has been 5 months since this all started i am considering endoscopy but i dont think that it is much sreious may be …what do you think on the basis of my symptoms..and any medicine u would like to recommend i am not able to study due to this problem and it is affecting my academics…my doctor says it is stress and lifestyle related what do you think??eagerly waiting for your reply …Thanks

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Unlikely to be anything serious.

      As your doctor says, this may be linked to day to day stress. Dietary regulations may help.

      Reduce the amount of junk food you take. Limit to fried, fatty stuff, excess of spices, alcohol and smoking. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Have wholesome food grains in your meals. Let us know if it improves.

      Drink plenty of water. Starting with metamucil is a good idea.

      Reply
  11. Rick Brown

    I have been having discharge that’s orange not a little bit orange but orange like an orange peel. I have kidney disease have had heart problems etc etc diabetes the list is long. Any reason for crapping orange oil out my butt?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since when are you getting the discharge?

      If this is a one time event, it may be related to something you ate. Like fish, chicken, some orange colored processed food etc.

      However, if you’re getting it recurrently, this could be a symptom related to liver or gall bladder problem. Let us know if you have any problem digesting fats or heavy meals.

      Reply
  12. Ishan

    From few days i am having only one bowel movement a day but the problem is that i go to the bathroom very late i wake up at7.00am and i am going to the toilet at 11 or 12.. what can possibly be the reason for this ..is this delayed gastric emptyin or what?? or am i allergic to certain foods please help..what foods should i try eating i am an indian i am 21 years old male..Thankyou..

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be related to habit/ lifestyle. Get up in the morning and go for a morning walk. Have a glass of warm milk. This may help.

      Reply
  13. Sally B

    I ‘ve recently left hospital where a side effect of my problems was constant bowel looseness. I didn’t eat for 3 days before a minor op on my arm as op kept being delayed. Thereafter had constant looseness of bowels with abdominal left side pain but only passing watery substance with very little solids. Constant desire to pass poo but nothing but wind and water. Ate salads, pasta and fruit with lots of water everyday for past 3 days but still feel constipated. Now getting pale pink mucus discharge only on incontinence pads with still a sense of fullness. Have been on Augmentin 625 × 3 a day since 8th July.

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    1. Steve

      HELLO, EXCUSE THE CAPS BUT I HAVE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW I FIXED THIS ISSUE. THIS WAS HAPPENING FOR YEARS. I BECAME SOME DEPRESSED PESON, NOT GOING OUT, BUT NOW IM BACK TO NORMAL! I AM HERE TO SAVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN.

      I FOUND THIS OUT AFTER SO MANY ATTEMPTS TO THE DOCTOR THAT COULDNT HELP ME.

      I TRIED SOMETHING THAT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. ITS POOPING CORRECTLY, YOU MIGHT LAUGH, BUT IF YOU HAD WHAT I HAD.. YOU WOULD DO ANYTHING TO FIX IT. SO LISTEN… YOU USUALLY SIT ON THE TOILET RIGHT? TRY PUTTING YOUR TOES ON THE SEAT AND SQUATTING, ITS HOW WERE SUPPOSED TO POOP. IT WILL BE HARD AT FIRST, BUT YOU WILL GET USED TO IT.

      Reply
    2. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be a side effect of antibiotics you had to take during your hospital stay. Would subside on its own with time.

      You may add a bowel softener, castor oil / metamucil, to your daily schedule.

      Reply
  14. Donald

    Hi I am a gay male and I am having pain in my anus are and a slimy gel like substance is leaking from that area I feel the need to go to the bathroom but nothing come out but the slimed gel and just moved and have not got a doctor yet,is there some thing I can pick up without a prescription to treat this?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any itch there? Any rash, redness, bump or lesion there? Self examine with a small mirror to let us know.

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Commonest cause in such cases is inflammation of the lower bowels. Needs to be examined for diagnosis.

          2. Anonymous

            I also suffer from very bad post nasal drip that has cause many stomach problems, could this be part of the problem.

  15. Sudhakaran

    Sir since a few days I am seeing some amount of watery transparent substance coming out of my anus
    Can you suggest something that resolves the problem.
    I am terribly worried to see a doctor and also to let my people know about it.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any redness or itch there?

      In normal conditions, you may get such a discharge after consuming spicy food or any food irritant.

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      1. Sudhakaran

        Nothing as such sir
        Should I be more cautious about my diet?
        I am a vegetarian.
        Also please let me know if this problem can be resolved through natural foods if not advice medicine for me.

        Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Take bland food for some time, less in fat. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables would help.

          As per your symptoms, there’s nothing to worry. This may be a transient inflammation in your lower bowels. Such problems get solved on their own with time.

          Avoid alcohol or smoking. Limit to tea and coffee.

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          1. Sudhakaran

            Thank you very much sir
            This is a great help as your advice calmed my mind and allieviated my fear of disease.

  16. Anonymous

    Hi doc!hope you remember me i have been occasional getting very darker brown stools once a week..As just recently when i got to the bathroom there was just this one piece of stool looked very brown..and also u suggested metamucil i hve started taking it and my pain when i sit is a lot normal ..but i occasionally get this dark brown stool .also i forgot to tell you in the first comment of mine that my abdomen is very tight i guess its swelling in there as one of my doctors my previously told me that it is swelling..and when i stand or sit in a position that do not exert much pressure on my stomach i am fine no pain at all..is dark brown stools normal ??pls help

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may be having some liver problem. Have you had any liver function test or ultrasound abdomen done? If yes, can you share the reports here?

      Reply
  17. Ishan

    I have had ultrasound done but no liver function test..the report says all normal findings ,blood test, urine test all are normal..i just have some bad days where there is difficulty passing stools and on days i have just one bowel movement i think it might be some kind of food allergy..andlike when i just take liquid diet i am normal,also when i just boil maggi and eat it ,then also it is good..i am indian so my main diet is chapatis or rice ,is it wheat allergy?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It may be some food allergy. This can be pinpointed by exclusions. It may be wheat, rice, some vegetable, milk or other dairy products.

      Leave a food at a time to pinpoint. For example, for a week to 10 days, stop taking wheat altogether. Just take rice preparations for some time. You may take corn, bajra or any any grain, but not wheat. See if this solves the problem.

      If not, leave milk and all milk products and observe.

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  18. Arun Kumar Gupta

    Dear Doctor Sahib
    Some yellow fluid is coming out of anus. On examination by the Doctor no Fistula/Fissure is seen. Some itching is also observed sometime in the anus. Kindly suggest treatment.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Itchy may be due to the fluid itself. Any fluid coming out this way is likely to carry fecal contamination and is an irritant to the skin around the anal orifice.

      Just the area down there clean and dry. This would limit your itch problem. Adult diapers may be worn for this.

      Reason why you’re getting fluid needs evaluation. There appears to be some inflammation in your lower digestive tract. Have you gone for an examination by a doctor or Colonoscopy? If yes, let us know the reports.

      Is that a yellow fluid or blood?

      Reply
  19. Ishan

    Hi doc, just wanted to share my blood report with you. Haemoglobin-14.4, TLC-5400, neutrophilis-65, lymphocytes-30, Eosinophils-03, Monocytes-01, Basophils-01, Platelet count-323000, MCHC-37, MCH-33, MCV-89, General blood picture -Normocytic normochromic blood picture, WBC’S are normal in number, morphology and distribution, platelets are adequate. No hemoparasites. Please go through it once..and yes I have eliminated wheat from my diet and also milk products, I am only eating rice, lots of fruits.

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  20. Anonymous

    Hello! I have a relatively small issue, but is a nuisance, nonetheless…I have bowel movements several times a day. I’m a teacher, thus it is NOT convenient! Oh, to be like those who go once in the morning and are done for the day! Any suggestions to cut down on my restroom trips??
    Thank you!

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  21. Cali

    Occasional clear anus discharge, very smelly, like fish. Not sexually active. I thought constipation might be the reason. Substance makes skin itch. On days that this happens I make a butt plug of toilette tissue. I am thinking that maybe a tampon might work.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any gastric problem, indigestion, constipation, loose stools etc.

      You need to keep the area dry. Adult diapers or liners may be used. This would help in avoiding irritation to the near by skin area and hence, the irritation.

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      1. Cali

        Not wearing a diaper no way Dr. Using cotton balls and one a good movement happens it goes away. Had a thrombosis hemorrhoid a while ago. Extremely painful. Used cortisone cream and it went away after a long time. But before this, I tried to stick a pin into it. Did not work as the protrusion was like firm rubber. No bleeding, no diarrhea. I have always had constipation. I do take a fluid pill, Hydrocoloizide. Don’t think this is. Correct spelling.

        Why do some people experience this.
        Thank you for your response.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          In your case, constipation may be a reason. Try taking a stool softener on a regular basis. Lets treat the constipation first.

          This is likely to solve more than one problem, piles and the anal discharge.

          Reply
  22. E

    Hiya every time I go to the toilet for a wee, I try for the other but nothing comes out apart from a see through discharge. What can it be?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be mucous oozing out of the lower mucosal layers of GI tract.

      This may happen when you eat too much of fat, or there is some irritation in the GI tract. Irritation may be if you consume too much of spicy, smoking or have some disease there.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          If you have no other problem, apart from the discharge, you may wait for some time. Your bowels are likely to heal up by themselves with time and the discharge would stop coming.

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  23. KTG

    I had an advancement flap surgery 5 weeks ago for a fistula ive had for a year…which seems to have held and worked thus far. This week however, i got food poisoning and have had severe diarrhea and doctor prescribed me medicine to stop going to the toilet so much. Since I’ve had food poisoning, I’ve experienced leakage from my butt, it’s generally clear but mucousy. Im worried that my food poisoning has undone my surgery or i have an infection where my fistula is… should i worry or assume it’s all to do with the effect of food poisoning?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most likely. it’s all to do with your food poisoning. The bacteria causing you this diarrhea has inflamed the inner lining of your bowels, hence, the mucous discharge.

      However, if you feel strongly that something is wrong down there, you may go for a check up.

      Reply
  24. Me

    Hi
    My anus leaks clear oily discharge most of the time. I feel wetness around my anus and also it’s itchy some times and smell real bad. I have a small hemorrhoid. I used to see small spot of blood on tissue but not any more. Recently, I feel like going to toilet but when I sit nothing comes. My job is driving I seat 11 hours a day on my butt. My doctor gave me hemorrhoid tablet to insert it from bottom and cream also inserted did not help. I feel around my anus swollen some times. I always wash my bottom after toilet.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you stay constipated?

      You need to walk around more often for over all good health of the region down there. 11 hours sitting is too much for you with this condition.

      Reply
  25. G-Anonymous

    Lately, I’ve been having some clear, watery, and slightly slimy discharge around my anus. It feels slippery when I move my legs, and the fluid is slimy to the touch. Where I’m from, we usually wash with water using a bidet after doing a number 2. Several minutes after washing, it would get slimy again. I don’t think its coming from inside the anus. It’s more on the portion where the skin on my buttcheeks touch.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Anus is the only place from where it can come!!

      Are you constipated or have any other problem, like piles?

      Reply
  26. Mika K.

    I have been having like an strong onion smell, maybe has a little fishy smell too but more so like an onion, that is only around my anus. No matter what I wash with it never goes away. I have had issues with constipation but I don’t have hemorrhoids.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any discharge from there, any blood? If no, this is unlikely to be any pathology. May be related to your diet. Are you having too much of onion in your diet?

      Reply
  27. TF

    I have had loose bowels for a few years now. Shortly after I eat I need to find a restroom. Just recently I have started to have a clear, oily discharge from the backside. Is this something I should be concerned with?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your lower bowels, which are the ones that absorb water, are likely to be inflamed/ irritated. They may be producing clear mucous.

      This is an inflammatory reaction of the bowel mucosa to some irritant.

      You may avoid common irritants, like, excess of spices, alcohol, smoking, preserved food, junk food. Eat more of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

      Let us know if it improves.

      Reply
  28. Ag

    Hi.

    I’m an 18 year old male and have noticed a foul sweaty smell coming from my anus (about 2-3 months now). It is not normally painful but sometimes I notice stained yellow undergarments, occasionally with a little bit of blood. I try to clean it with wipes but it doesn’t really go away. It’s very annoying.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If even a tinge of blood came out, you need to be examined by a surgeon. It may be piles. Early intervention is better.

      Reply
    2. Ag

      Went to get checked out by my doctor. I have a small pilonidal sinus and tear (bleeding) and was prescribed antibiotics. Have to see a specialist next week as well to rule out any need for surgery.

      Reply
  29. anonymous

    I have been constipated for 5 days. I have strained so much I can’t even sit upright due to pain. I now have a brown liquid that comes out around the fecal matter that will not come out. It smells horrible. What could this be and what could cause it? I was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis a couple months ago.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Better solve the constipation problem first. Take mineral oil in milk, two tea spoons, before bed.

      If severe, medicine may also be taken.

      Reply
  30. Byss

    Hi doc, Can you help me with my stomach because I always go to the toilet but when I pee nothing go out, mostly Gas. Sometimes I encounter peeing liquid. It’s just water not liquid feces (transparent color). I can’t even control farting. This is what I don’t know what to do. I always get stomach ache but when I go to the toilet nothing go out. When I go check up the doctor recommended me to use 2 Medicine 1. is to handle peeing (3x a day) and 2. Is to let my Poo out(night). I use this medicine because I need to go to school.

    I can’t ask the doctor because I’m kinda shy with my situation;

    Why does my Anus get wet even if it’s not hot? And when it’s hot It wets a lot and it’s smelly, I can’t even control it,

    I sweat a lot in part of my anus rather in my Underarm, feet, hand. I think this will help you to figure my problem ; I sleep 1-6hrs a day, I don’t eat 3x a day, I’m malnourished, not exercising nor warm up in morning.

    Brtw its not painful in my anus like others.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You appear to be having some infection in your lower bowels. May be your doctor has given you antibiotics. You are likely to be alright in 2 to 3 days.

      Reply
  31. Anonymous

    Hi,
    My bowel habit is regular, twice a day. I had loose motion a few day back, I took medicine and had banana in the diet. After a few days I noticed blood pouring after the stool passes. I include fibers in diet. That improved Bt some time it starts dripping after the stool passes. It starts dripping fast as pressure is applied. Sometime I feel wet at bottom and itching but this is not frequent. I feel bloated sitting on chair but fine while standing or walking. My doctor friend has prescribed me antibiotic and lactic for the sub clinical infection he thought. I taking them but bleeding after the stool pass is matter of worry for me.
    It may be piles as it happened few months earlier and became normal after that. Plz suggest.

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  32. Don

    I have had an ongoing anal discharge for over a year now. It’s so bad that I have to wear a pad. The discharge is mucus colored and smells like fish, very slippery and there is blood present. Last Colonoscopy was normal and was done about 1 1/2 years ago. At times there is blood dripping in the toilet when I have a BM. Also when I wash in the shower blood appears. I am on several medications for my heart and have a AAA. Also on Medication for Barretts Syndrome. I am a veteren (Retired) and am seen at a military medical facility for which I have an appointment in two weeks. Please advise what might be happening. Thnaks

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There appears to be an inflammation in your lower bowels. So, you’re getting the mucoid discharge. The cause of inflammation needs to be investigation. Could be IBS.

      You need to see a doctor for examination.

      Reply
  33. Nabil

    Hi !doctor my issue it that was diagnostic helicobecter pylori. l been taking medecin 3 time treatemant
    Antibio triple . l fail to eradicate it . l been developing
    Gastric ulcer due to my to helicobecter pylori. Heart burning l been on omeprozale garvison for to long . l decided to stop for
    Almost 1 month , started drinking mix of gingembre jus garlic and Apple vinaigre cidre tumeric powder . since 1 month l have notice that my stool always come out with a lot of muscus . Now it become more and l started having anus itching and burning sensation . And l m always consticipAte person. Then l bought neo healer suppositories started using it seem to work a bit l also drink vitamin B12 an probiotic 20 billion . Waste& toxics cleanse herbal drugs for the constisipation it working well l being to toillet yesterday and today normally l also eating a lot of fiber. Please DOCtor what could be my anus itching cause.there ,s no lump no fissure tear .it only itching and burning sensation .sometime l feel like something it coming out .but nothing .it been 6 days now . Yesterday and today are better . Please help me doctor

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Did you go for an endoscopy? How was helicobacter pylori detected? Did they take out some fluid from your tummy and sent it for culture?

      Reply
  34. Low

    About a week ago I believe started the events. My boyfriend and I did anal and he wet in dry. Then I got a stomach bug late that night which I had diarrhea and soreness from anal sex. Well the diarrhea has lasted and still going on. Earlier I felt like I needed to poop and nothing came out. Went to wipe and saw yellow stinky looking substance. A lot of factors happened before all this but my anal still hurts along with diarrhea. Please any suggestions with what might be going on

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      1. Low

        I thought so had some what of a normal stool but still a little diarrhea. It’s more of a pain when I poop or when I’m sitting or standing I feel like I need to. It’s been such a rough week feeling like this and wonder should I spent the money and go to the hospital.

        Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Likely to improve with time. You may apply some lubricating jelly over the orifice to reduce discomfort, if required.

          Reply
          1. Anonymous

            Thank you so much for the help. Hopefully it will improve over the weekend just so I can feel better.

  35. Byss

    Hi im back again doc, The result are still the Same 🙁 they give me this “Anticholinergic” to stop digesting need to take this 3x a day im still using it now but the longer i take this medicine the effects is disappearing, the one they gave me “Lactulose-Movelax-Lexative”

    But nothing happens 🙁 i can’t survive crowded places

    Even tho its not hot it keeps getting SOAKED

    Whut should i do now doc? Pls help me thanks

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Nothing else can be suggested without actual examination!

      These medicines should be able to control your sweat. Drink plenty of water and try to stay relaxed. Anxiety may aggravate your symptoms.

      Give it time for the medicines to act. Your symptoms would get better.

      Reply
  36. Lyle

    I’m been experiencing mild wetness in anal region for about a month now. There’s a sensation of leakage from there but, upon examination, no moisture appears on underwear, only a faint stain, suggesting that whatever it is is clear. It must dry up quickly, because there is no lingering moisture, but something is definitely leaking in small amounts, periodically through the day. There is no blood and no pain. Defecation is normal, 1-2 times daily, and I eat healthily (lots of vegetables, fiber, lean meat, low carb, etc.) and exercise regularly. Had this about three years ago, though then it was in conjunction with lower GI pain. Those symptoms cleared up after a colonoscopy, which revealed no problems (doc initially thought it could be colitis or some sort of IBS, but no formal diagnosis was made). Any ideas about what this could be and what can be done about it?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Let’s give it some more time. The problem is likely to subside on its own. Continue with the good eating habits, as you are doing.

      May be you had some inflammation in your lower bowels in past years, that gradually resolved. Any inflammation tends to produce mucoid secretions. As the bowel linings are healing, you’ll get less of this discharge.

      Avoid excess spices, alcohol, smoking.

      Reply
  37. Mom

    Wondering about 12 year old boy with crohns. Pain when sitting on hard surfaces. C/O bleeeding,fecal and mucous d/c. Hurts when he touches rectum area, when washing ,and feels like he has a d/c all the time. Especially when running around, said it feels uncomfortable and wet. Ok when he is standing up or sitting on soft surfaces. On great meds. Could it just be an anal fissure or hemmerhoid??

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  38. Anna H

    I am female and my whole crotch and anus area is moist, especially after I urinate. I do not have a yeast infection but my anus itches terribly from all of this moisture. What would this be due to? Should I have it looked at? Usually everything starts to dry out closer menstruation and that just isn’t happening at this time. After I urinate and then wipe, I feel wet and my whole crotch is moist and my anus is wet as well too. Thank you for your time.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be you’re having excessive secretions from your vaginal canal, which are keeping the area moist all the time. This happens in young adulthood.

      Just keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose absorbent cotton underwears to let the area be well ventilated.

      Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s unlikely. However, if you’ve had an anal sex recently, it’s better to get examined by a a doctor.

      Reply
  39. Trina

    Hello. I have been having a problem with my butt for about a year now. At first i thought it was just a hemorrhoid, but over the last 5 months or so, it feels like a skin tag all around the edges of what i thought was a hemorrhoid. It has a foul odor..musty like. It is very painful and stings and burns. I have a hard time walking and sitting. I take ibuprofen every 8 hours. It helps some but not completely. Im just tired of being in constant pain. Please advise.

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  40. I want to poop normally!!!!

    I have been nauseous and have been picking everything up except for apple juice for days my stomach hurts everyday I feel like I have massive diarrhea. But nothing is coming out when I try to poop except white-yellowish discharge. I most recently went to the ER because I felt I was have contractions (I’m not pregnant) the ER told me it was thyroids on my uterus and my left overy is detaching from the fallopian tube and the right overy has 2 cyst on it they said I would have discharge for a little while but they didn’t say anything about it coming out of my butt. I’m scared it might be some kind of cancer. What do you think I should do I don’t have insurance or a primary doctor. I can only go to the ER.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your symptoms are likely to be related to the abnormal masses in your uterine adnexa. Those tubo ovarian masses need to be treated by a gyne.

      Unlikely to be cancer.

      Reply
  41. Anonymous

    Hello, I’m 16 years old. One day when I was in my class, I felt an urge to poop. I kept holding it until the class was over and went back home to poop. But that day I felt some liquid stuff around the anus and it was smelling bad. I thought that it happened because of holding the poop, but then since that day (2weeks in) this has become a normal thing. I always feel uncomfortable and it smells really bad. Although the severity of it is decreasing day by day, but it’s still there. What should I do?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely that you suffered a mild irritation in your lower GI tract. This may happen after after very spicy food, smoking, alcohol consumption or any other irritant exposure in the gut.

      Since the problem is improving, it’s better to give it time to heal by itself. Avoiding irritants in the diet would help. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea, coffee, or caffeinated drinks.

      Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          May take around a week. Eat very light, easily digestible food in small quantities. This would reduce the intensity of the problem.

          Reply
          1. Anonymous

            Hey, just wanted to update for anyone else reading too. I ate extremely light for two days and it worked like magic. Yesterday I ate heavy again, and it didn’t do anything. So thanks for the tip, it really cured me.

  42. Anonymous

    I’m a 29 year old female. I have had only anal itching on and off. I had nausea and bloody diarrhoea two months ago. I was given antibiotics. Since then I have had clear discharge along with severe itching from the anus. It gradually subsided on its own after two days of medication.But now after severe yeast infection, I finished the medicines and it got cleared . But the itching has started in the anus along with dark brown discharge from the anus. Sometimes when I have spicy food I get mucous in the stool. Is it worrisome.?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There still seems to be some irritation in your lower bowels. Since you’ve already taken an antibiotic course, more cannot be prescribed.

      You may include probiotics in your diet on a daily basis. This would gradually build up the inner mucosa of your gut and solve the problem.

      Reply
  43. AJ

    Hello,

    I have a multitude of elevated hormone levels all which we believe is due to the pituitary tumor I have. I have elevated cortisol, elevated aldosterone (5x high end of normal – abdominal CT did not pick up on any adrenal abnormalities), elevated testosterone (this fluctuates between normal and high), elevated insulin and elevated catecholamines/metanephrines. I also have an elevated parathyroid level and calcium levels that are high or borderline high (due to the PTH level). I have severe abdominal swelling from fluid retention and am on 20mg of torsemide, 2 pills twice daily one in the AM and one in the PM. I am overweight due to the hypercortisolism but am not diabetic…yet. My question is, can ANY of these hormones cause fecal leakage from the anus? Can the torsemide cause this? I am a 30 year old female. I know hypercortisolism can cause muscle weakness…. but can this actually affect the sphincter muscle as well??

    Thanks so much

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it some discharge from the anal sphincter, or you see fecal leakage?

      If it’s fecal leakage, it’s likely to be related to muscles there. May be due to high level steroids circulating in your body.

      Reply
      1. AJ

        Thank you for such a quick response. I am feeling leakage and I keep having to run to the bathroom to wipe it clean. And it’s usually like a lighter brown yellow color. Along with this, I have stress incontinence (urine). The hormone levels have caused me to have cyclic vomiting and vomiting when my potassium drops.. so perhaps this is contributing as well?

        Reply
          1. AJ

            Thank you for your help. Is there anything I can do then in the meantime to help this? Is this something that may be reversible once the hormone problems are fixed?

            Thanks again
            AJ

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            It’s important to keep the area down there clean and dry. Wetness there may make grounds for infections.

            The problem is reversible. Likely to improve as your hormonal levels stabilize.

  44. Tom

    I’m 23 years old. 3-4wks ago I became constipated and when I went to the bathroom all that came was gas and little bit of mucus. This was the morning after drinking. Since then I have been constipated (I feel like I need to go more but pass only a little) and my stools have been mucusy. Alchohol makes things way worse the mornung after so I stopped drinking. Coffee causes pain and I nesd to go bathroom asap after that. Was having cramps but they are gone now. 1 time there was a little blood in the mucus, but since then none. Doctor put me on a stool softenener, now I have diherria/constipation as of about a day ago so I stopped taking it. I have also had wetness around anus that leaks through everything, you can even see it where I was sitting.. Gross. Worried about colon cancer with all the mucus, what do I do? Is this serious?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s important to relieve your constipation first. If you still get blood or mucous down there, further investigations may be done to find out the cause.

      Add more fiber to your diet. You may use some fiber supplement like metamucil, citrucel etc. Drink plenty of water. Include fresh fruits and vegetables in all your meals. A brisk walk for 20–30 minutes a day can help stimulate bowel motility.

      Avoid tea, coffee, smoking and alcohol. All of them may worsen the condition.

      Reply
      1. Tom

        Thank you. Does the leaking and mucus mean I Have somthing else going on besides constipation? And can I still take psyllium when I’m taking a laxative/stool softener?

        Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Avoid psyllium if you’re taking any other stool softener.

          Constipation is the commonest cause. So, alleviating it is likely to solve your problem. However, if it still persists, you may need further investigations.

          Reply
  45. Mavis

    Hello,
    I have been constipated for about three months and there is this clear-ish type yellow liquid that comes out. It is kind of sticky. I was afraid I might have something serious. I don’t take any medications so that shouldn’t be a factor. I also feel the constant urge to go quite often although most of the time I actually don’t need to go. Sometimes it hurts after I go but that only last for about 2 minutes. Any ideas?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be due to chronic constipation.

      Constipatoin is not a good condition. Let try to relieve it as fast as possible. This can be done by taking lot of fluids – around 8-9 glasses of water a day. Eat fiber rich food like fruits, vegetables and grains.

      Apart from this, you may start adding metamucil or any other soft former in your diet on a daily basis.

      Stay physically active throughout the day. This improves gut motility and pushes the food down.

      Reply
  46. Smelly

    Hello,
    I am a 30 year old female with vulvar eczema. The itch has extended to the backside however, I also have been diagnosed with PCOS and unfortunately I don’t follow a healthy diet due to my work schedule. For the past year or so I have had issues with my bowels. My stools are a soft orange like consistency and are generally small. I feel constipated most of the time and when I wipe it takes almost forever to clean up. When I wake up I have an intense itch and my anus seems to be oily. I tend to release a lot of oily discharge throughout the day and it is embarrassing because I can smell it and I can only imagine that others can smell it too. The smell is so bad that it doesn’t go away even after I shower. Help!

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you’re having this discharge continuously, we can’t attribute it to any food stuff being taken. You’re likely to be having some GI problem.

      You need to visit a gastro enterologist for examination.

      Reply
  47. Jon

    Hey doc. I’ve had problems passing still for about a year now. Started with yellow discharge. Now it’s clear and smells fishy. Feel like I’m never fully evacuated and carry a smell and I sweat a lot in that area. I’ve had a colonoscopy done and everything was normal. Was given muscle relaxers to help with comfort but I still have problems with mucus and fully evacuating. I’ve also been using still softeners and citrucel. No one can find the problem and I’m trying to keep it together. I used to be on painkillers that caused constipation but the symptoms listed above didn’t start until I took myself off of them. Help is extremely appreciated

    Reply
    1. Jon

      I forgot to mention I have to strain pretty hard to get it out as well. It feels like the mucus makes stool really hard to pass. I’ve been on a healthy diet for over a year now.

      Reply
      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Two factors appear to be prominent, one is your constipation and secondly, some inflammation in your lower bowels.

        If you’re getting mucous, there has to be some inflammation going on.

        It’s important to relieve constipation to rule out one factor completely. You need to continue with a healthy diet, containing plenty of fruits and stewed vegetables. Limit to tea, coffee. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Both these chemicals irritate our body mucosa. Drink plenty of water.

        Adding a stool softener is essential. Citrucel/ mineral oil, or any of your choice.

        Stay physically active to help your bowels move down.

        Let us know if it makes a difference.

        Reply
  48. Princess babe

    Hi dr, m 25yr female i am having hemorriohds problem since 3yrs now i have a bump in my anal area which hurts a bit after i pass stool i have constipation also and today some white clear liquid is coming out from anal area m really worried wot it would be

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This could be a sebaceous cyst there.

      Keep the area clean and dry. You may start applying some topical antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin/ bacitracin may be used thrice daily.

      If you feel it’s still there and not drained completely, you may need to see a surgeon for complete drainage.

      Reply
  49. Anon

    Hey doc,
    I’m a 21 yo female and have just recently noticed that I have a white, almost cottage cheese like discharge coming from my anus. I do not involve myself in any anal play during sex but I am a bit concerned. It is also extremely itchy down there (almost like a yeast infection) can this be an ER visit or a regular trip to the doctor? Along with the white discharge, I’ve noticed that there is clear and water discharge that goes along with it. What do you think this is?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be yeast. You may need anti fungal therapy for this.

      This may be started immediately. Use this ointment every night with the help of an applicator that come along with it.

      Reply
  50. Ken

    Which type of doctor should I see for a red, raw, irritated bottom. Also have leaking/discharge. Sometimes it is greasy and happens usually when I pass gas and sometimes it is just clear and wet. Also, have some pain when I wipe after a BM and sometimes the tissue is spotted with blood.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Gastroenterologist.

      You are likely to be having some Intestinal problem, may be inflammation in there. Such conditions cause production of mucous and discharge.

      These discharges are irritants and are likely to be eroding and irritating the skin down there.

      Keep the area down there clean and dry. Wear diapers or change cotton underwears frequently. Keeping dry there would help. Also, you may apply thick moisturizer creams, or even vaselines, down there around the anal opening. This would give some protection to the skin there and arrest symptoms there.

      Reply
  51. Al

    Hi, I have a sticky and smelly discharge from my anus on daily base on my underwear, it is wet and sticky but when gets dry is white to send collar spot and I have gas more often then before. I did colonoscopy 2 monte a go and all was good. I have some inside hemorrhoids, one large, but 2-3 days after procedure I got new one outside on the upper place of anus size of bean and is hard all he time. Nothings eachy but fel like I have to go to washroom almost all the time. I stat having a milk every morning after procedure.

    Reply
    1. Al

      Also I was using a cream for hemorhoids for about 3 weeks and discharge start in a same time I start using it and never stop since.

      Reply
          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Appears that your lower bowels stay slightly inflamed. They are likely to be giving out this extra mucous secretions.

            What medicine/ cream are you using for hemorrhoids?

  52. Mystery

    When I play with myself I use spit and when I’m done I see yellow liquid with bubbles. Is it spit with a bit of #2?

    Reply
  53. Cynthia S

    So can most of these issues come back to poor diet? I have had slot of upper respiratory problems secondary to allergies, which has affected my appetite now I am having less coughing but mucous anal leakage.

    Reply
  54. ConcernedRN

    Hi and thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. About 2 months I had sharp stabbing pains left of belly button prior falling to asleep. Next day I woke up and noticed blood when wiping (not on or in stool or in water, only when wiping). This occurred 3 times that day and never again. Since then I’ve had intermittent RUQ pain and mucus with some bowel movements. The mucus is typically the same shade as the stool, no pus or blood. I don’t see it with every BM, it’s completely random. It’s important to note prior to this I was constipated for 5 years due to opiate therapy (I assumed this was the cause of the blood when I wiped) and now my stools are usually normal consistency (still have occasional constipation). I have good days and bad, sometimes no RUQ pain can be felt all day, sometimes I feel it all day. No rhyme or reason, and strangely enough food often relieves the pain (I’ve been on PPI for 6 weeks thinking it was an ulcer, but ulcer shouldn’t cause lower GI symptoms right?). Still no getting better. In fact, this morning I woke up and noticed a large, watery discharge on my underwear which I guess came out over night. The spot on my underwear was probably the size of a grapefruit. I’ve taken 10 home EZdetect colon disease tests to see if any unseen blood in stool, all negative. My mucus used to have a fishy smell, but over the last week it basically has no smell.

    I am a medical professional myself and these symptoms have stumped me. Nothing really adds up here. I know the easy answer is go see a doc but I was really hoping this would eventually pass or I could figure out what the hell is going. Could it be some kind of lingering, localized infection? Running out of ideas here. Praying it isn’t cancer.

    Reply
  55. ConcernedRN

    Also, the pain is really not bad. I’d rate it a 1/10 at times maybe a 2/10. It’s just enough to let me know something is there. It’s more of an annoyance than anything. It’s all the way up almost to my xiphoid process on the right side, and occurs over my right rib right next to the xiphoid, so I suppose it’s epigastric and not RUQ. Very puzzling. Also, if I do very deep palpation with 1 finger where I had the original stabbing pain 1 inch left of my belly button, I can find a really tender spot down in there that elicits a great deal of pain. It stays painful for several hours after messing with it too. What the heck could this be?

    Reply
      1. ConcernedRN

        Not yet. Have you ever heard of a duodenal ulcer causing excess mucus in the stool and watery discharge from the rectum while sleeping? This along with the RUQ pain has me worried. I’m only 33 so I know the odds of it being cancer are like 1:50,000 but I’m starting to wonder what else could it be? Been having mucus in stool and RUQ pain for 2 months now.

        Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Mucous suggest that there’s some inflammation in your blower bowels. Commonly, this happens in conditions as IBS.

          However, you need an expert gastroenterologist to diagnose the situation.

          Reply
  56. YRV

    Hi doc,
    I had some abdominal cramping that I thought was diharrea but when I went to the bathroom I had a yellow/brown mucus coming out of my anus and any stool that I passed afterwards had been solid. This mucus continues to come out of my anus and has a terrible fishy smell. Additionally, some of the jelly like mucus also contains a specks of bright red blood and is brown and yellow the rest of the time. I am not constipated and have a BM 1-2 times daily. I also don’t have any pain in my anal region. The mucus has a bad odor and is very annoying. Really appreciate any advice.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your lower bowels are likely to be inflamed. This may be due to any of these reasons- infection, excess spices, alcohol, smoking.

      You may wait for a day or two. If the problem improves with time, we may assume that your bowels are healing. If not, it’s better to go for a stool culture.

      Reply
  57. Wesley

    Hello Doc,

    I recently had Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy (HET) to treat my grade-2 internal hemorrhoids. After the procedure, my anus has been damped with reddish clear liquid for 7 to 8 days. I also see reddish stains on my underwear. I went to see the doctor who gave me the procedure, and he said that is the sign of infection, and he told me not to worry. If it is infection, then when can it be stopped? Is there anything I can do and/or eat, such as medication, to stop infection? Thanks.

    Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          You may need antibiotics to control the infection. Topical use of an antibiotic ointment may be started at home.

          Talk to your doctor about this.

          Reply
  58. Anonymous

    I have a bump in my anus, I took a shower last night and I had a sharp pain so I decided to squeeze it and it was pus and blood coming out from there.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be a perianal abscess. Needs to be examined by a surgeon for diagnosis.

      If the abscess is big, you may need a surgical drainage. Antibiotics may be needed.

      Reply
  59. Armin

    Probably one of my last hopes:

    This year I’ve been getting tested 8 times because of the same symptoms: Discharge from the anus. What I noticed is that the discharge is always on the beginning of my stool, when it first comes out. That’s the only spot where I can see the purulent discharge. White, yellow, pus like discharge is what it looks like. Everytime I got tested with those symptoms, I always get negative on everything STD related, but honestly… do you have any suggestions on what it might be? I have no itching (maybe sometimes because I’m quite sweaty down there), no blood, no discomfort.

    What I do have:
    Staining of undergarments
    Constant feeling of dampness around anus (and when I randomly wipe myself there during the day without any need to going to the toilet I can see the paper turns yellowish… pus, slime, mucous? It also has a typical smell)

    Hope you can help me

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There’s some lesion lower dawn that’s leaking out this infected fluid. You need to be examined by a surgeon for diagnosis.

      Reply
  60. Sam Johnson

    My problem is that I have a bad itch on my anus, but it only happens when I fart because i get a yellow-orange slime looking thing come out when I fart. It’s not much but if I fart more than three times it starts to get excessive. This has been going on for about 4 days now and it’s unbearable, sometimes it even wakes me up in my sleep. I also have pimples in the area but I’m not sure if they’re related to that same problem. Im not constipated, in fact my stool has been big and softer than usual lately. Is there anything I could do to stop this? Constantly stepping into the shower to make it go away is quite the nuisance.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Those pimples may be related to the discharge coming out.

      This looks like a temporary problem and is likely to be related to your diet. Excess of fish oils usually causes such discharges. Have you recently tried any new food stuff?

      For now, just keep the area down there well washed and dry. Apply any body moisturizer after repeated wash to avoid irritation.

      Reply
      1. Sam Johnson

        I’ve been eating more apples but that’s about it, so I guess I’ll cut down on those. Would you have any idea on when this will stop? It’s been really affecting my day to day life and ESPECIALLY my sleep. Thanks for the reply doc

        Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Well, apples are unlikely to be the cause. It’s good to have them.

          It’s likely to resolve in a week. If not, you need to be examined.

          Reply
          1. Sam Johnson

            I eat eggs almost daily and drink a lot of milk, but I always have. Could that be it? I just want to know what’s causing it cause it’s horrible!

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Too many eggs may cause it. You may lessen the number of eggs for some time and observe.

  61. Millie

    lately every night while I am sleeping a small amount of fecal material seeps out of my anus. Why is this happening. I wake up to go to the bathroom to urinate and find that there is a small mass of fecal material on my skin. Sometimes there is a small chunck in may pajamas. Why is this happening and what can I do. I am 76 years and it just started happening.
    Thank you.
    Millie

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Commonest cause is loosening of anal sphincter, which is seen in diabetic or patients with muscular problems.

      Any underlying medical illness you’re suffering from?

      Reply

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