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 inflammatory condition affecting the lower bowels.

Purulent

That is, pus containing discharge. This is likely to be due to infection down there in your lower bowels. Common among them are tuberculosis or some STDs.

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. 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. However, 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.

Fatty discharge

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

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.

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.

    Reply
    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.

      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?

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  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?

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    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.

      Reply
  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.

      Reply
  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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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  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