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 bowels. This usually indicates that there is some inflammation in the lower bowels. A physical exam with or without colonoscopy may reveal the cause.

Purulent
That is, pus containing discharge. This is likely to be due to some infection down there. 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, 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 it is, 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.

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      1. Rebekah

        Hi, I’m a 25 year old female. Last night I went number two and when I wiped I noticed there was a discharge on the paper. It looked very white and thick. I immediately thought it was a vaginal discharge and considered that I might have a yeast infection but upon flushing I noticed that it was in my stool. I am having a little cramping but that could be because of my time of the month approaching. This has never happened before. I have no known medical problems. I eat very healthy and there is no other symptoms (itching, burning, bumps ect) I have engaged in anal sex in the past but it has been about a week since the last time.
        Should I be concerned?

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      2. Unknown

        I have had a clear snot looking thing around my bum rafter going to the loo (for 24 hours )(it is when I wipe ) ( I started my periods 2 months ago so I don’t know if it’s to do with this )I’m a bit overweight and I don’t have the healthiest diet either!
        I’m really worried and don’t want to ask my dad and I’m embarresd to go to the docs !

        Is this normal and what should I do

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          If it’s one time, that’s normal. You may get excess mucous from your anal canal once in a while. Happens more if you’re taking spicy meal, alcohol excess fat or junk food.

          However, if you get that repeatedly, let us know.

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          1. Anonymous

            I don’t really eat fat food and junk food but it still happens sometimes it’s clear what do I do??

        2. Shannon c.

          I had the same mucus in my stool with constipation and diarrhoea on and off for years. Then I had sharp pains under the right upper abdomen, and started bloating. Doctor’s kept saying stop eating so much junk. Seemed to happen hours after I ate and I was ignored…after a few years, I then rapidly lost 40lbs… I started passing blood (in middle of stool). Total time now, about 9-10 years. I was 29 at this point. Finally a doctor said you need to see a GI doctor. They took a tissue sample of my intestines, which were inflamed, had colitis, and looked very red/irritated. The diagnosis? Celiacs disease. At 29, I now had celiacs. Mucus in your stool more than a few times is significant. It’s the sign your intestines are inflamed. Doctor’s ignored me for just about 10 years. A simple blood test would have determined what I had. My results were so extreme (I get itchy from playdoh which has gluten) and over 100, which positive is anything over ten. If you feel something is wrong, you need to be your own health advocate. Most doctors don’t listen or care like they should!

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      3. Anonymous

        I am a 16 year old female I’ve just started my period like two days ago and before that I have been constipated on and off then I would go to the bathroom to do the number two but I had something leaking from my anus and when I wiped it was a greenish whiteish color it looked slimy this been going on for at least a week and a half what is this ?? Should I be concerned?? What can I do for this to go away?? Please get back to me as soon as possible

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Nothing to be concerned, unless you have any gastric problems.

          This is likely to be due to constipation. As you relief your constipation, it would get better.

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    2. Lupa fernandez

      I periodically have anal itching and irritation from a discharge/moistness. My anus gets moist and has a foul odor. There is a slight dark colored streak in my underwear but it’s not fecal matter. I use desitin when it happens to help with the soreness and irritation. It happens every few months. When i wipe a few minutes later it’s moist again. I eat healthy, no anal sex, regular bowel mvmts.

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    3. Tamam khan

      Hello doctor,,
      I am facing a problem past couple of months. When I walk around 500meter or more then it happens that some amount of water discharge through the anal. And sometime it happens when I recumbence then also water is discharge. Sir pls tell me.

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        1. Anonymous

          Age 57, very slightly constipated, sinus issues, congestion. Feels like I’m having my period again. Had my period about 2 months ago. Tested heavily by doctor.

          Very concerned but can’t get any answers

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  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?

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    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.

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      1. Mishra

        Watery discharge from anus. Stomach swollen. Probably gas. Frequent going to washroom. What could be the reason ?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Looks like a gastric upset. You may have had some food that was mildly infected.

          Eat easily digestible meals now. Avoid dairy for 2 to 3 days. The infection looks self limiting. It’s likely to get flushed out by itself in 2 to 3 days.

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        2. Inayat

          Sir before 4 months ago I was hit on my left tEstes with a boll when we played cricket. So now I feel like my dick is not stand up properly and also get discharge within no time. Why that happen to me.could you please help me to get out from this problem.
          Please be consederd

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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    3. Adam

      Hi, I’m a 25 year old man and I’ve been having the same irritable symptoms over the past 3 years. I get a feeling of wetness in my anus (approximately 30-45 mins after defecation). It’s not only a feeling of wetness, but often times extreme itchiness and a burning sensation if I don’t properly wipe enough or sometimes I wipe too much causing the burniness of the recess are smeared in and around the anus.

      When I wipe, instead of seeing regular brown/dark stool, it often app are yellowish or slimy. I have changed up my diet as a response by eating less greasy food or foods that are high in saturated fat, and drink Metamucil constantly (2 glasses a day). While the Metamucil helps, I feel that my body has developed a tolerance to the Metamucil as the positive effects have slowly declined. This has been going on for 3 years and I feel miserable feeling like I’ll never be the same again thinking everyday how I’ll be irritable after defecation.

      Please advise as to what my next steps should be. I seriously need help. Thank you and God bless.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Consider changing the brand of your fiber supplement (metamucil). You seem to have developed a resistance to it. Also, avoid alcohol, smoking and excess of tea or coffee.

        Are you on any medicines for his condition?

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            OK. Let your diet be less is spices, rich in natural fibers from fruits and vegetables. Avoid all food stuffs that increase your troubling symptoms.

            For most cases as yours, patients have already observed that certain food stuffs increase gut irritation, like milk, mushrooms, garlic, pungent sauces, sea food etc. This food list may be different for each. Avoiding the irritant food is the best.

            Drink well filtered and boiled water only.

            You may switch to any other brand like, Benefiber/ Fybogel, serving the same purpose as metamucil.

            Instead of wiping down there, consider cleaning with water. Dab dry after adequate cleaning. This would reduce surface irritation there.

  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

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    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

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    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.

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  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.

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  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..

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    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.

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  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.

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    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.

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  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?

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    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.

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    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.

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        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?

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  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?

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  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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    1. Debra Chapa

      I had a bad rectal polyp removed3 yrs ago and just had a colonoscopy 1 yr ago and all was great. I found out I have gallstones a few days ago. I get rectal spasms and had 1 3 days ago. Now I have had and clear mucus coming from rectum.I. also have hemorrhoids and the job 16 cervix. Can you please help me?

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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.

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    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.

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  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?

    Reply
    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
    2. William

      I’m an a 22 old male and have noticed a foul smell coming from my anus (for 1 month now). This same smell then transfer to the underwear im wearing. I also been constipation for the past month due to a new medication i have. One of the side effects are constipation. Could this smell be due to constipation? I also take stool softeners

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  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?

    Reply
    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.

    Reply
    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.

    Reply
    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

    Reply
    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

    Reply
    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

    Reply
      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?

    Reply
    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
      1. Lyle

        To follow up: left-sided abdominal ache, including numbness in descending colon-sigmoid region, developed over two months ago, while anal seepage continues.
        The ache/numbness seems to follow digestive timetable and is similar to sensations felt three years ago that vanished following a colonoscopy (who knew that procedure could clear something up). Difficult to sleep on left side.
        Stool is regular (once daily), matches the “ideal” smooth type on the Bristol scale. Tends to be not as big around as normal, though (about diameter of the average thumb, I’d say) but 6-8 inches in length.
        Went to a gastroenterologist about six weeks ago who ordered a CT scan. Scan revealed no abnormalities but a 3mm kidney stone on left and “stool throughout colon, indicating possible constipation.” Dr. thinks leakage is related to hemorrhoids, gave me a few sample cream tubes to use, which haven’t helped the past six weeks I have had them. No follow up from the dr. about what to do. Meanwhile, saw urologist about the stone, says too small for lithotripsy, let’s wait a year and check back. Stone occasionally asserts itself. I can feel it, very localized.
        Suspicions: the dull ache/numbness is from constipation that won’t break up, and the leakage is some sort of lubricant from the colon that is seeping out, related to the constipation. This is my best self-diagnosis so far. Does it sound plausible or are there other possibilities?
        Any ideas about what to do?

        Reply
        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          The ache and numbness are very likely to be due to constipation. You need to solve this problem. Take a stool softener twice daily. Let us know if you feel any relief in a week.

          Reply
          1. Lyle

            To follow up: Had a colonoscopy last week, which revealed nothing but a normal, disease-free colon, just as it did three years ago. And yes, in the wake of that procedure, I have felt better.
            However, there is still a lingering left-sided dull ache/numbness that comes and goes. I’m trying Metamucil cookies now, though bowel movements are regular, 1-2 times daily, appear normal and emptying feels complete. Anal seepage seems to have stopped.
            Perhaps some of this is referred pain coming from the 3 mm kidney stone lodged in the lower pole of left kidney? It is otherwise asymptomatic.
            Or is it IBS-C? It seems that age 50 is pretty late in the game to be developing this all the sudden. I just don’t think I have enough of the symptoms to match up with IBS. Certainly no diarrhea, no universal abdominal pain, etc.
            Finally, could it be that “left-sided abdominal pain” is a syndrome without an official name, a collection of symptoms that don’t comprise a recognizable malady. I’ve read over so many descriptions of every abdominal condition (from anatomy textbooks to reputable medical websites) and none of them quite match up to this.

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            left-sided abdominal pain is very likely to be due to the small kidney stone.

            Kidney stones may give such vague symptoms. It’s not that the stone is actually pressing upon there, may be it has inflamed the nearby colon area touching it. There may be some localized inflammation there.

  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.

          2. Anonymous

            Hi, uh so I posted my problem in late September about the odor coming out of anus and leakage. I didn’t feel anything around October, November and December but in January it started again. It’s like 20% severe compared to the time when I got it first in September. I don’t drink or eat very spicy food. I’m 17 year old male. Can you please tell what it could be? People around me don’t notice it as much now but it’s very uncomfortable.

      1. Anonymous

        I feel absolutely normal. Normal stools, I feel equally hungary, no pain,blood,itching. It’s just a constant feeling of something there in anus, with a bit of wetness which can’t be seen on undergarments. I have tried cleaning it but i find absolutely nothing. It does give a odor though which is not that much that even a person near me could smell, but I know it’s there. And I don’t know if it matters or not, when I wake up I feel amazing but as the day progresses that feeling intensifies. But as I said before, not much.

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  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?

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          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.

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    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.

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          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?

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  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.

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  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.

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  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?

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      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.

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        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.

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  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.

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    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.

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  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.

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        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.

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  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.

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    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.

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  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

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    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.

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  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.

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    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.

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      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

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        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.

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          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

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    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?

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  62. Anonymous

    Hi, Doctor. I have been experiencing some dampness in my anal area. I do not see any discharge or mucus but more often than not my underwear will be wet. The smell is very strong; it’s almost acidic. I recently started talking medication for hyperthyroidism but I’ve had this issue for quite a while now. I’ll probably say it’s been over two months. I don’t have any pimples nor warts. I have checked, and as far as I can tell I couldn’t see any signs of having hemorrhoids. Plus, I have never seen any blood when defecating or when wiping. What could possibly be the cause? Thank you.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Some fluid is likely to be leaking out from your anal orifice.

      Since there’s no other symptom, you may wait for some time. Such problems are often self limiting and related to your diet.

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  63. Mhk

    I was on trip caught flu had vomiting and diarrhea but after taking a course of antibiotics and paracetamol for 3 days it got better after that too still felt urge to go thrice BM and than felt itching next few days it got worse and anal fissure happened now there’s swelling around anus and pain applying ointment for fissure but due to swelling outside it is difficult to put it inside and swelling is not getting better and there’s flap of skin near the swell but from 2 days I am feeling some moisture it doesn’t have any smell it’s like water leaking from anus. I don’t know what to do with that already I am in quite pain and this. I have IBS too.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your lower bowels are likely to be inflamed.

      Try adding some probiotic to your daily routine. This may make a difference by reducing inflammation there.

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  64. Desperate

    I had the Mirena birth control and I was wearing a lot of pads because I was bleeding for about two to three months. I was getting a little itchy and I figured it was because of the pads. I didn’t wear tampons because of the birth control. Turns out I was having a miscarriage. I didn’t think I was pregnant. All signs pointed to no. One night it felt like contractions but I’ve had so many problems with the Mirena and I went to the bathroom and out came a ball of baby. I went to the ER. They couldn’t take out the Mirena. Some kind of law or something. ER doctor yelled at my OBGYN to take it out. He did rudely. He never listened to me. Rude as hell. He took it out. Not happily and told me it wasn’t the mirenas fault for the miscarriage. That was over two years ago and I still have an anal itch. It’s so bad now I can’t help to scratch. Itchy on inside and outside. Feels a little wet. No color to it. I don’t think I smell anything. I can’t take the itch anymore! I’ve even gone as far as putting yeast infection cream up there. I take probiotics. I’ve tried ice. I’ve done hemmoriod medicine. It doesn’t help!

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  65. Elizabeth Walker

    So after I go to the bathroom my butt area gets really itchy, then it bleeds, then a clear fluid comes out, and it just aches afterwords.

    Teenage Female

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  66. Duel Adams

    Doctor I have this problem. My anus always have this brownish jelly and it stinks so bad. I’m not a dirty guy. I bath and a lot but it doesn’t help with anything. I always lack appetite and u can take a full and half a day without eating due to feeling a lot of air in my stomach. Please help me

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  67. Saif

    Hi Dr
    I am a male 29. I have small bean like thing around my anus for a year now. Also I feel constant dampness around my anal area. Usually it’s a clear sticky and smelly liquid. But sometimes there’s a white discharge. I have no problem with my bowel movement and no constipation. Please suggest what to do ? Is this dangerous ? Since it’s been there since a year now.

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  68. Jamie

    The last year the last 2 days of my cycle my butt is itchy and I get tgis oily discharge. I figured it was from irritation of a pad but now Its happening not around my cycle. It’s not all the time but sometimes it’s itchy with the fluid and other times just wet. 2 of my aunt’s had colon cancer. I’m 35 and terrified. Is that a symptom of colon or anus cancer? How to i talk to my doc about it. It’s embaraasing

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Malignancy is unlikely. However, this may be an evidence of some inflammation going on in your lower bowels.

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  69. Lily

    Hi, I had gastric sleeve surgery 3 months ago and have just started to experience pinkish orangish slimy mucus anal discharge for the past week. It smells slightly of fish, but I have not eaten fish recently, take a daily probiotic, and take stool softeners daily. I cannot pinpoint any dietary factors that correlate with the discharge. I often feel as though I need to pass gas before it appears. I do have one very small external hemmoroid. I’m mildly lactose tolerant and have no other food allergies that I know of.

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  70. Aash Kapoor

    Why does water leaks from anus? Is it a serious problem? There is no pain or something? And honestly speaking my diet is not so good ? What to do , should I consult a doctor or not ?

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      1. Bobby

        Hi. 47 year old male. Past few days when I pass gas there is a clear with a little yellow discharge. Can an STI cause this? I have had oral sex with a few different partners but no anal sex. Can gonorhea or chlamydia cause this from just oral sex?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Gonorhea or chlamydia may be contracted by oral sex.

          These symptoms appear to be gastric, not related to any STI.

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          1. Bobby

            Thank you for the speedy response. I am probably over thinking things now, but I had a (what I believed to be)hangnail and today the top of my finer is so swollen I can’t even bend my finger. It’s hot and red all the way to my second knuckle. Can any of the STI cause this?

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            No, that’s not STI.

            However, you need to attend to your finger urgently. This appears to be deep cellulitis there. Antibiotics are needed at the earliest. See a doctor, quick.

  71. Bob

    Hi, I have wetness in my anus that others have mention, this is been going on for about 6 weeks. You have stated that it could be inflammation in the lower bowels and should solve itself over time. I was wondering how much time could it take to get better. Thank you for your help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Usually, such problems solve in a month’s time. Dietary modifications may be needed. Less of spices, alcohol or smoking. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.

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  72. Nic

    Hi for the last few years I have been getting constant bloating and excessive wind. I’ve been to the doctors since I was 18 with abdominal pain but they always say it just IBS without testing for anything else. I’m 27 now and the last time I went to doc was 2/3 years a go about tummy issues and walked out crying after being told to but gaviscon! Whenever I go to the loo it’s a struggle with long stringy poo for an hour in pain and then the next day/day after I get lots of this wet clear mucous from my anus(slight fishy smell) and then it’s the same again. I’m getting really concerned that it’s more than IBS and just looking for some advise please

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This appears to be severe IBS. You need to take a restricted diet. That’s very helpful in most cases. This can be jotted down by a qualified dietitian.

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  73. Chris

    Hello Dr. About 4 months ago i statrded having alot of gas along with wet flatulence and mucos type liquid discarging from my anus. It always feel damp and moist. Went to a gastro dr for a endo and colonoscopy, results were fine except for being diagnosed with h pylori which i was given antibiotics for. Tummy issues have been resolved except for the mucos discharge, i literally have to insert a cottonball around my anus all day every day. I am not constipated i have 2 normal bms daily and my diet is good aswell dont smoke drink and cut out spicy foods. It just feels like i woke up one morning and my anus started leaking and it wont stop! Any ideas or suggestions on how to remedy this would br greatly appreciated..

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since H pylori has been eradicated, no more medication is required. Just give it time. Monitor what you eat. You may also include a probiotic supplement in your daily diet.

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  74. B. Prasad

    4 months back I had miscariage after suction and scrap cleaning of womb starts pain in right side of lower abdomen and earlier I used to have constipation but it becomes normal now, but my anal opening starts itching for months suddenly one day I had vomiting and diarrhea and headache then while I went to pass stool whitest mucous discharge occur instead of stool and now my anal opening is hurting and piching pain in lower right part just above vagaina.. What is this…. Is something wrong with ovary or colon

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  75. Jane

    Hi
    I recently had a fall downstairs on my behind and have bruised my tail bone, since then I have a clear slightly discharge from my anuss, will this clear up

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Doesn’t sound like any medical illness.

          It may be that your lower bowels are a little inflamed and so, secreting excess mucoid secretions. This is normal, and likely to get alright in a couple of days.

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  76. NARESH

    HI SIR I MYSELF PYT THE WHITE LIQUID FROM ANUS IS THERE ANY SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH IT LITTLE BIT ITCHING AND NO REDNESS

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  77. Boxergirl

    Female,48 dealing with heavy periods lasting two weeks. Then it goes straight to copious amounts of watery vaginal discharge. Naturally I am constantly moist. I have been noticing a fishy odor. It took several months to realize it was coming from the anus. I have come to realize that after a bowel movement, I will wipe myself clean, only to find that hours later, I need to wipe again. It’s as if I never finished cleaning up, but I did. It is not enough that it has soiled my underwear, but enough for another couple of wipes clean. This can happen several times during the day, after a morning BM. I have been to the doctor about my periods. I told him about the fecal incontinence, and he is perplexed.
    Any ideas? I’m not sure if my female problems are related to this or not. However they do coincide.
    Your opinion would be appreciated.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be connected.

      Let’s first investigate the cause of your heavy bleeds. Was any scan done. If yes, let us know the report.

      It may be that you have some growth in your uterus that’s giving you the bleed. This growth may be pushing the lower bowels, irritating them, and leading to anal secretions.

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      1. Boxergirl

        Yes. Had scans and endometrial biopsy. Three fibroids. 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm!
        The uterus is retroverted to begin with. Now it’s full of fibroids.
        I am trying progesterone to see if that cuts down on the heavy periods and discharge.

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        1. Boxergirl

          If it were due to the fibroids, wouldn’t it happen all the time? Why only AFTER a BM? It’s as if the bowel is not totally emptying??
          It’s only a smudge, for lack of a better word, it is not like solid matter. It’s as if I didn’t finish totally wiping.
          Help!!!

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Fishy odour from the anal discharge may also suggest it’s blood mixed.

            You need to be examined down there by a surgeon for diagnosis.

  78. Boxergirl

    Thought it was important to add that the vaginal discharge has been tested for infection. All cells are normal. No obvious medical reason for the copious amounts. The dr is thinking it is from my whacky hormones from perimenopause.
    The incontinence(if that’s what it is) only happens hours AFTER a BM, not before having a BM.
    Could the constant moisture down there cause the anal sphincter to weaken?? Why is this happening?!!!

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  79. Richard

    Good morning, I feel wetness down there even when I’m not sweating, I perceive foul odor from the region too. And when I poop it smells really bad. I’m in my 20s

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  80. Confused

    For a while, my stools have been painful and there is a dark brown discharge noticable on toilet paper while wiping. I can feel it coming out and it takes forever to wipe, because it keeps coming. It doesn’t really look like blood, but it’s wet and dark. After more serious episodes, my bowels hurt for days after defecating.

    I have a history of constipation and abdominal pain, and I have had episodes of intense bowel pain since I was 20 (the pain was so strong and seizure-like, but I had no idea what caused it at the time). However, this discharge started appearing only a few years ago. I am 39 now.

    What could it be? Thank you very much!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It may be a slimy mucoid secretion contaminated with feces. It’s common to see it in patients with chronic constipation.

      You just need to correct your dietary lifestyle, and hence, your constipation. Add more fiber to your diet. This means, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Keep yourself physically fit. A brisk walk for 20–30 minutes a day can help stimulate bowel motility.

      If required, start taking a bower softener, like metamucil, on a regular basis.

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  81. Nana

    Anal leakage – Sorry for long post but feel you need background for this. I had double dose RAI for severe, long undiagnosed Graves disease, thyroid storm – ended up severely hypo (TSH 73 while on Levoxyl. Affected digestive tract motility badly, caused terrible constipation . Also stomach acid production was nil. Developed mucosal rectal prolapse. Went to colorectal surgeon. Did exam and said to go to rectal pelvic PT to strengthen sphincter as prolapse not that bad and still have pretty good muscle tone. (Obviously to me it is not as good as it was).. Few days after exam noticed clear mucous discharge from anus (non irritating to surrounding skin but irritating to atrophied vaginal and urethral area when lying down). Went to PT and therapist insisted doing vaginal exam to check sphincter muscle. Said not too bad. Few days later developed yellowy vaginal discharge (think had some anal discharge in area that got pushed up into vagina with exam). Also anal discharge became yellowy and no longer clear. It has a very acrid sharp smell, not like feces and does not irritate outside surrounding skin of anus and no itching/redness. Is this normal with a mucosal rectal prolapse? Also could I now have a vaginal infection? Have IBS and mild Crohns/colitis and am 80 yrs old. Have only been on low dose Librium/Librax since 2002 as allergic to Crohns meds. Hypo numbers must be getting better as no longer horribly constipated and depending on what I eat actually go the other way which irritates the prolapse. It looks like a normal, colon emptying BM in bowl but so messy on me that I can use up almost a whole tub of baby wipes and still not be clean and have to get under the hand held shower to clean up. When I get washed at the anal opening it feels to me like it is kinda slimy on the side of the opening. I presume the prolapse is taking up part of the anal opening and it is open towards the side.. At my age I can not see it by using a mirror. Also flatulence is better – Endo said that is normal as the digestive tract can be extremely affected by the hypothyroidism and it may take quite a while to get the med to the correct amount so I am euthyroid. I also lost a lot of weight although eating like a horse and was only 112 lbs to start with. It seemed the more I ate, the more I would lose. I have gained a few lbs back but would like to get back up to 112.

    Afraid to go to GYN as afraid leakage from anus (which seems intermittent) may go to front area and again be pushed into vagina. Any suggestions how to prevent contamination? Anything I put against anus irritates prolapse which does go in and out as it pleases ( walking, bending, sitting, anything, Also don’t know when in or out so it gets wiped and washed in the shower sometimes so does get irritated from that.. I guess that could cause excess mucous but not sure why the color change although I have read that yellow discharge can accompany IBS. My IBS fluctuates between some constipation and messy stool (formed and soft in bowl, messy on me. Cannot do Metamucil, etc. as I have bent esophagus and trachea at collarbone area from severe scoliosis and some trouble swallowing. Had aspiration pneumonia 2x. Before Graves high fiber was never my friend anyway.but I was able to manage my digestive issues quite well until Graves. When I was hyper I was eating all kinds of fruits, veggies, fiber, etc. and now looks like I can’t tolerate that type diet anymore. I was even able to stop my Prevacid and Zantac as I had no more acid reflux. Still don’t so presume my stomach is not producing acid as yet.

    Even scared to go to surgeon as couldn’t stand another thing shoved up there.

    Cant do colonoscopy as almost died from hemorrhaging in 2001 from explosive “D” (which started up the crohns/colitis)and former retired GI doc said any explosive “D” would start it up again and probably cause bleeding like that again and now cant take steroids.. New GI doc has bugged me about a colonoscopy for last 3 years. Also I have been told over and over about my “very thin walls, esp. between the vagina and rectum” from very strong steroids for a year in 2001 and then cortenema and protocort (then had bad allergic reaction).

    Also I am allergic to most meds now including the steroids, all antibiotics except Cipro and Keflex families, etc. Should I begin with going for a urine culture? I do have some lower abdominal cramping lately and if I have a UTI it is most likely from the vaginal discharge so would Levaquin take care of the vagina as well as the urinary tract? Keflex does not work on my UTIs. I am taking Culturelle without the inulin and Phillips Colon Health probiotics. Is there a better one for me to take as my docs do not seem to know much about probiotics at all. I also drink 2 Ensure/day as well as a multivitamin

    Thank you for your help and advice.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you’ve not mentioned any vaginal symptoms, it’s likely that there’s no infection there. Need not worry.

      Anal discharge is due to the mucosal prolapse of your rectal musculature. This is normal and essential is such cases. The discharge is protective for the prolapsed layers of your gut.

      Surgical options may be considered to correct it. You may also try Kegels exercises to strengthen the pelvic musculature. This would help reducing the degree of prolapse.

      It’s better to avoid the anal discharge touching your vaginal area. Consider wearing a thin panty liner to minimize it.

      If you’re eating so well, and still losing weight, it may be your thyroid again that needs to be checked up. You may be in a Hyper state.

      Continue taking the multivitamin and the probiotic supplement. They’re good.

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  82. Nana

    ALL TOO CONFUSING….THINK HYPO HAS NUMBED MY BRAIN! POSTING QUESTION AGAIN SO AS NOT TO CONFUSE THE ISSUE. PLEASE IGNORE ABOVE POSTS FROM ANONYMOUS AND PLEASE CHECK THIS QUESTION DONE CORRECTLY. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

    Thank you for your answer. However, what do you mean about vaginal symptoms – what would they be??

    I do have some low abdominal cramping and the yellowy discharge and although I am always a bit sore from the vulvitis and vaginitis I do seem a bit more irritated in that area, perhaps from the vaginal discharge itself. Also I realize the low abdominal cramping could be coming from the colon as with the iBS/IBD I do get cramping there especially if I have a soft BM. The heating pad at night is becoming my new best friend.

    I am not losing weight at the moment, and did gain a couple back but nowhere near 112 lbs.

    Do you think it advisable to at least get a urine culture to make sure I do not have a UTI??

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  83. John

    Hello!! I have a question. Earlier today I had anal sex. (We didn’t finish) Before pooping I randomly wiped my butthole and I saw white fluid which kinda scared tf out of me and it smells like rubber(???) I kinda panicked should I be worried

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            If you have any itch or pain there, it may suggest some local inflammation. Cause needs to be investigated. May be some infection.

  84. Betty

    Hello. I was recently diagnosed with H. Pylori. I just finished all my antibiotics and waiting a further appointment to confirm bacteria is gone. I had intercourse with my husband three days ago and normally I have slight discharge from vagina a day later. I wiped and notice small discharge after bowel movement the next day and shrugged off as vaginal discharge. Fast forward to today and I had another bowel movement and when I wiped I had a large amount of jelly, slimy, clear mucus coming from my anus. I have never engaged in anal. I have only had one partner (my husband) and I am currently 27yrs. This hasn’t happened before and I haven’t noticed any mucus in my stool. I will note my stool has been changing in colors. Sometimes dark brown sometimes light brown. Most of the time it is soft stool and I have bowel movements twice a day. Thank you for your time.

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      1. Anonymous

        Update…
        tried to go to my dr because my side started hurting extremely. They couldn’t fit me in and said go to ER. Testing showed I had sludge around my gallbladder. And possibly a blocked Fallopian tube along with an ovarian cyst. All these on the right side. I was told to follow up with surgeon. Are these things life threatening? I changed my diet since ER visit and will wait for my insurance to give me the go ahead with a referral. Thanks

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears to be a normal discharge. You may get it after periods of GI infections. Nothing needs to be done.

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  85. Frances

    I have started having some fecal incontinence. I don’t feel as if I need to have a bowel movement when it happens. I am going to have to start wearing some type of pads to keep my clothes clean. Also, I may pass gas with no warning. I am a 62 year old female otherwise healthy. Is there a simple repair for this? What kind of doctor would I see?

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  86. Verna

    I am 71 and I have a leakage of clear fluid from my anus since early in 2013. It had some blood. I will sometimes have as many as 5 or 6 bowel movements (in an hour or two) in the morning with a lot of cramping but they are normal B.M.’s, not diarrea. Sometimes the cramping is so severe and located high in my abdomen that it will cause me to throw up. I only have occasional constipation, due to the pain medication I take for my scoliosis and degenerative disc in my back. I have had gall bladder surgery, two hemrrhoid surgeries and a banding I have also had two colonoscopys. I’ve seen 2 gastro. dr’s, two surgeons and P.T. who gave me kegle exercises. I take take fiber supplements and take sits baths when I have time. None of this has helped much. After my last pile surgery 2/2017, I thought it had been taken care of but after a few months being leak free, it has started again and yes I still have a bit of blood but not as much as I use to. This has made my quality of life really crappy (excuse the pun). I just want it to go away. I do wear panty liners when I leave the house which doesn’t help all that much. but it makes me feel I’m protecting my clothing.
    Its so uncomfortable to constantly walkabout with toilet tissue between my butt cheeks. And it NEVER stays put. I am not sexuallty active now but when I was young there was occasional anal sex but never had any after effects. HELP PLEASE. I’m starting to loose confidence in my Doctors.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Leakage clearly suggest that your lower bowels are somewhat inflamed. Plus, the blood coming out indicates the likelihood of a new pile developing.

      Needs an examination for treatment. Your Gastroenterologist is the best person to handle it.

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  87. Burhan

    Hello, I am a 18 year old male who has had a greenish/yellow mucousy discharge along with my stool. Along with this, I have had pain during defecation and noticed purplish/blue swollen bumps around my anus. The smell is fishy and sometimes smells more than usual. I am worried I have an STD.. What could it be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you engage in anal sex? If yes, better get this checked up by a doctor. The lesions sound grossly infected.

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  88. Terri Joe

    I have IBS take and have been taking a PPI by prescription for 4 years. I have off and on anal mucus that tends to come just after my cycle finishes. Also I will have a little fecal lecakage randomly, but never a lot. This has been going on for a couple of years now with the mucus. I also have had extreme back pain for about the same amount of time. I am a 30 year old female. I am never fully regular with my bowels, I will be regular for a few weeks then bounce from diarrhea to constipation especially during my cycle. When googling the anal mucus cancer came up, and has made me quite nervous. I am overal a very healthy person, and hardly even catch the common cold. Thank you for your advice.

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      1. Anonymous

        I had blood for a short bit about a year ago. Had that checked out and they said it was a fissure. No blood since.

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  89. Thomas

    Hi Dr, thanks for all the help so far in comments.

    My problem is I experience a foul smell in anus, when I wipe throughout the day it is always wet, foul smelling, and appears oily on the toilet paper.

    I recently had a colonoscopy that came back clear and I have tried incorporating fiber in diet. Could this be hemmoroids or fissure? Would my colonoscopy have revealed these two things? Another issue I have is I have to go to the bathroom many times a day and they are urgent bowel movements.

    Please let me know what I should do or who I should contact.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Hemorrhoids or fissures show up on check up by doctor or colonoscopy. A Small fissure may not show up, however, it would give you pain.

      Since your investigations were normal, may be your stools are not well formed, that’s it. Include dietary fibers in each of your meals. Let us know if it makes any difference.

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  90. John

    For a few months now I’ve had a wet feeling in the anus area.fowl smelling even after washing.also when I use the toilet to pass a movement there is blood.sometimes slot sometimes hardly any. The area around the rectum will get very itchy.the info I’ve gathered around the web suggests it’s piles.the rectum is bumpy like swollen.ive been having to put gauze pads down there to capture any liquid.what would be your diagnosis

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  91. AM

    41-Year old male getting some wetness around anus area and mucous white/yellow slimy discharge (2-3 times daily?) which hardens if not cleared inside my underwear. It’s been going on for a few months. Haven’t had any other problems, normal diet, don’t smoke, little alcohol. Could it be stress related?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Likely to be related to hard stools. This may be stress related.

          Try taking a stool former regularly for some days. You may take any fiber supplement like metamucil, twice daily. Let us know if it improves.

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  92. Embarrassed male

    Hi doc,

    I am a 34 year old male. I had pimple (maybe pus) on my pubic area. It went away after a few days, but then I started feeling a sharp pain between my testicle and anus, making it difficult to walk. A day or 2 later, I’ve noticed a pimple on my buttocks, a red rash around my anus and yellowish stains on my briefs thay smell really bad (rotting fish smell?). I have been reviewing info on many websites, but there are too many differing info. I am leaning towards it being anal abscess based on my symptoms. Please help. Pain is bearable, but the staining of my briefs and the bad smell is killing me….

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    1. Embarrassed male

      I checked carefully with a mirror and try touching the area again to find where the pain and discharge is coming from. The pain is coming from the penile raphe area. The redness surround the penile raphe area too. And even the discharge seems to be coming from there….. help… Did I tear something? But Why the foul smell??

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  93. Olive

    So I had anal sex about 2 months ago and a day or 2 after, it started to really hurt using the restroom and I noticed I would be very constipated. I actually used a mirror to look and I saw red inflamed vains from inside when I looked I thought it was a internal hemorrhoid. I thought it would go away but the pain mostly went away and I’m not as constipated now, but I do have white mucous that comes out with my stool when I use the restroom and sometimes there’s just yellow/greenish looking mucous on the toilet paper, it does feel wet near my anus sometimes but sometimes it’s dry, it still hurts a little pushing to use the restroom, I can’t be sure if it’s hemorrhoids or a tear and is it infected because of the green/yellow goop?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Needs a physical exam for diagnosis.

      There appears to be some source of infection there. May be some fissure or cuts you suffered during sex, that later got infected. These lesions may be oozing out pus.

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  94. MG

    I am a 38 yr old female and I have been having problems with hemorrhoids for the past few days.. it go real bad the pain anyways 2 days ago.. I have been using OTC medications and the swelling and pain is starting to subside but I still have an odor coming from there and also leakage.. is this fecal leakage or is it something else..?? Should I see a doctor for this??

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be pus, coming out from an abscess there. This is common with piles.

      You need to see a surgeon at the earliest. The pus has to be drained to prevent spread of infection and relief your pain.

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  95. Soldiergirl

    Hello Dr.,
    I’m 46yr old female. Was diagnosed hypothyroid 5.5 months ago. Have always battled constipation. Recently been severely constipated, even using laxatives provides minimal relief. Small amount of brown liquid leaking only if I try to force a bowel mmovement. Once I had a small amount of blood pass, without a bm. I have hemorrhoids. And sometimes get pain upon eating on the left side of stomach right at the rise of my rib cage. Could this be related to my thyroid and or medication? Mostly concerned because I’m severely constipated and is evident by appearance, clothing fit, and overall general feeling of fullness and uncomfortableness. Does this seem serious or fairly common given the circumstances? What can I do, as this is becoming unbearable.Thank you in advance.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The left sided tummy pain may also to be related to chronic constipation, where you expect impacted stools present throughout the colon.

      You need to correct your constipation state. Change diet. Remove all refined food from it, adding up fresh and fibrous fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water.

      Also, you need to walk a lot to aid peristalsis. Is your hypothyroid state under control?

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  96. Kl

    I suffer from rectal discharge and common gastric troubles for last 15 years. Mostly the discharge is pure watery and sometimes soily. It increases when I have to stand up or walk for long day 30 minutes. Earlier piles cured by medicine now no feeling of piles. Still discharge continues. Aggravated in evening and by anxiety or restlessness. Can you help

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      1. Kl

        Difficult to digest spicy and oily food. Frequent belching and bloating. Intolerance of milk. Cannot digest raw water , always depend on purified water

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Your bowels appear to be inflamed. That’s the reason, they are oozing out fluid.

          You need change your dietary pattern. Preferably, limit tot spices. Get a less spicy food. Avoid smoking, alcohol or excess of tea and coffee. All these are bowel irritants. Avoid fatty food, junk food, fried stuff. Home made food would be better for you.

          You may take coconut water, alkaline fruits like bananas, custard apples etc in between.

          For now, taking purified water would be better, till your bowels recover.

          Are you on any medicines?

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  97. kala

    HI ,
    I am having watery substance and sometimes white thick fluid coming all the time from my anus .
    Having urge to go to washroom most of the time .
    Kind of bad smell coming from the liquid .Can you pls help .No pain or itching or irritation .

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Looks like your lower bowels are a bit inflamed. So, they’re oozing out fluid. Such situations are generally temporary.

          Try limiting on spices, tea and coffee. Take a relatively bland diet, containing plenty of fruits and vegetables. Abstain from alcohol. Avoid outside food. Things should improve within a week.

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  98. Gracia

    Hi. I had 4th degree vaginal birth 3 months ago. No fecal incontinence but my anu extends a little bit to the perineum. Is there negative effect in the long run? Seems like the anal ring was not stitched well by the ob but here I am. Does not affect my daily activities but worried if it will tear someday?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      As it heals, the anal orifice would find a better position by itself. You need to avoid being constipated at all costs. Also, avoid putting on weight.

      As you do Kegels and strengthen your pelvic musculature, you’ll feel assured that it won’t tear any day.

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          1. Gracia

            By the way doctor,I also had rectovaginal fistula. Got healed from repair also. I am not sure of I am completely healed inside and afraid to have sex with mu husband.

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            A physical exam is required for precise assessment.

            In general, if you feel uncomfortable, better delay sexual activities.

  99. B

    I have a hemorrhoid that will occasionally flair up, and causes itching/discomfort and some bleeding when I wipe. This evening it appears that I am having a clear, odorless liquid discharge around my anus, that returns after wiping, and creates a damp feeling. This is the first time I’ve experienced this symptom. Could it be a result of the hemorrhoid, or another issue. I am 34 and male. I am currently out of town, away from my regular doctor,should I go to hospital now, or can I wait a couple days?

    I greatly appreciate your assistance!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This happens when your lower bowels are superficially irritated. It may be due to the hemorrhoid or else, there may be local inflammation of the lower bowels.

      Commonest cause of local inflammation is taking spicy food, alcohol, smoking, stress etc.

      You may wait for a few days and observe.

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  100. SN

    Hello sir. I am 36 yr old female. Recently i hv gone through c section. Sometimes i feel wetness in anal area and also found yellow stain on my undergarment. I pass stools normally and have no complaint of constipation. I’m scared is there anything serious? Plz suggest

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Your lower bowels may be inflamed due to some reasons. Such inflammations are usually temporary, and subside as you take care of your diet.

          Avoid alcohol, smoking, excess of spices, junk food/ processed food, excess of caffeine. Drink plenty of water. Take a bland diet rich in seasonal fruits and veggies.

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  101. Yash

    I am 18 years of age . This problem started a month back when my tail bone started paining as the days past by the pain decreased but then right area next to tail bone started paining . Then after few days I noticed there was secrtion of mucous from area of the tail bone. Imucous is yellowish and odour . What should I do to prevent it. There is no stomach pain . There is no difficulties while going to washroom.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you into some sitting job/ study sitting all day/ lift heavy weight/ are you overweight?

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  102. A.L

    so i have been leaking a clear liquid from i don’t even know where it’s either my anus or my vagina but i don’t know, when i woke up this morning my bed was soaked and it really freaked me out. i have had problems with digestion of dairy and a couple other foods and i’ve been having pretty bad stomach pains i’m not sure if this is connected to this or not but i’m REALLY scared. Please answer back as soon as possible!

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    1. A.L

      i think it’s actually leaking from my bladder also i am 14 and female. The liquid also has no smell or colour

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        May be. If it’s one time we may just ignore it.

        Just be observant if it occurs again or not.

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    2. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Was the fluid absolutely clear, or was it brownish, yellow or blood stained? Was it smelly?

      This one is likely to be from your anus. For now, restrict to all dairy products. Eat more of easily digestible whole grains, cooked vegetables and seasonal fruits.

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  103. A.L

    i’m lactose intolerant so i already don’t eat dairy, i notice it sort have had a smell but a very mild one but i’m not sure if it had a color because my bed sheets didn’t get stained

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  104. Tyler Slamin

    When I go to the toilet I sit down and when I squeeze urine comes out and sometimes a yellow fluid comes out and sometimes diarrhea comes out this started 3 days ago. The first day I was feeling stomach pains and then diarrhea and then yellow stuff. Now after I go to the toilet I feel a burning pain in my anus. What should I do?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your lower bowels are likely to be inflamed. Probable cause- lower bowel infection.

      Most of these infections are self limiting. The bowels get rid of the bug load each time you evacuate them. So, nothing needs to be done, unless you get fever or see blood in stools.

      Take an easily digestible bland diet on a daily basis. Avoid alcohol, smoking, excess spices and excess of tea or coffee. Any emollient may be applied over the skin surrounding the anal opening. This is to soothe it of inflammation.

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  105. @@?@$

    I’m having orange liquid come out of my bum when I went to the bathroom. At first I thought it was from my period… but it was like straight oil… and when it hit the toilet water it was like bubbly and greasy….. my pelvic area has been somehow bubbly and uncomfortable today… I also just ate wendys…. What is wrong with me?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is very likely to be related to something you had in your diet. Nothing to worry, unless it happens again and again.

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  106. C.S

    I have had this yellowish white stuff drip out of my anus for about a month and some constipation too and every day I find this yellowish white substance in my undergarments and sometimes spot it dripping into the toilet and some cramping too.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be pus. It’s important to ascertain from where this pus is coming out. Better to go for a physical examination by a doctor.

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  107. Mamoo

    Dr… I have a yellow discharge from anus …didnt’t pass stool for about 2 days(is it constipation) and whrn i check my anus there is yellow discharge inside it… Did’nt have any irritation just a mild one about one day before i realize there is a yellow diacharge …19years old, female

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You just need to treat your constipation. Take any fiber supplement or mineral oil, dose as directed. Let us know if this gets better.

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  108. Tolulope

    Good afternoon Doctor ,
    I had sex with my Fiancee , after sonedays I started having penile discharge, I was suggested to take cefriatxone and azithromycin which I told .
    it went off but I noticed the penile Discharge again after some times .
    please help .
    when for VDRL test the result was non reactive.
    Second I had an heavy stool some days ago , after which the second day I was feeling a pain , so when I checked , there was a succulent spot immediately after the anus .The pain has gone but the spot is still there. but now am experiencing wet Anus .

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You appeared to have had an urethral infection. Anal symptoms are likely to be a part of that overall illness. Likely to heal with time.

      However, if you get more of such lesions, you need to be checked up. Possibilities of other infections than syphilis need to be ruled out.

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  109. Kelley

    Hello doctor,
    I have been debating whether to go to the specialist or not. About 4 weeks ago, there were 2 days where I didn’t have much of an appetite, but I ate what I could manage to eat. After the 2 days I felt drained and exhausted. My appetite started to come back on the 3rd day. For a couple of days after that, I did not have a bowel movement, which I figured was from the lack of food. Then, for a couple days I felt like I had to go to the bathroom, but all I did was pass gas and balls of off white to brownish mucus. Then, for a couple days, I started to pass some solid stool. The problem with the stool was that most of it was covered in mucus, the color of some of the stool was white and it had a foul smell. A day later, I noticed a little bit of blood in my stool, but nothing alarming. Now my stool is a normal color, a little choppy looking, a little bit of mucus and still smells fishy. Everytime I pass gas mucus comes out. During this whole time, I’ve also have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I am a 33 year old female. When I was about 23, I had 20 polyps removed from my colon, but the symptoms were different. When I was about 26, I had another colonoscopy, but it just showed some intestinal inflammation. We figured out I had IBS caused by my daily intake of excedrin extra strength. I barely take excedrin anymore. Famy history is IBS, Crohn’s and colon cancer. I was going to a little bit longer to see if things get better, but I don’t know if that’s a good idea. Thanks

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Lower lower colon appears to be inflamed. This may be IBS and requires treatment. Also, you need to take care of your diet accordingly.

      Avoid excedrin and all other pain medicines.

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  110. Unknown 106

    I’m a 19 year old female. I just woke up and the whole back of my clothes was wet from a watery discharge for my anus. Just 2 day ago I drank contaminated water. And about few days back began going to the toilet to defecate right after I use any dairy product. It the first time it is happening. And I’m a shame to talk to my dad about it.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        This is very likely to be due to the intestinal infection you are harboring. Any pain in abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, any medicines you’re taking?

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  111. Ben

    Hello, I’m a straight, married Male. Same partner for 12+ years. No Anal intercourse. History of hpv. I have been experiencing anal leakage on and off for almost 1 year. At first this leakage was a clear to yellowish watery liquid that would usually manifest itself shortly after bowl movements. More recently it has been more fecal in nature, still manifesting itself after bowel movements, but happening throughout the day, long after a bowel movement. Sometimes I’ll go weeks without any symptoms only for it to return. I’ve had an examination as well as a colonoscopy. Everything came back normal; no polyps, piles, hemorrhoids etc. I exercise sporadically and notice when I jog sometimes the wetness seems to bloody, not full red blood but faintly redish when I wipe. Just this past week I have been having stomach pain accompanied with the leakage. I’m pretty fed up with this condition. It’s more of a nuisance than anything but I want to figure out was is going on. No insurance so I can’t afford further testing. Any info is appreciated. Thanks

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any digestion problems?

      Looks like your bowels are irritated from quite some time, giving you an inflammatory exudate outside. Is there any particular type of food, consuming which intensifies the problem? May be dairy, spicy food etc.

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  112. Sibi

    Hai sir I am a male and 24 yrs old I have lose motion but it OK now but after that some clear thick fluid is discharged through Anas

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s normal to get such discharge after diarrheal episodes. This just indicates that you had an infection in your gut, that is getting better.

      Likely to get better with time.

      Reply
  113. Josephine

    Hi, Im an 18 yr/old girl! since I moved out I’ve been experiencing being bloated often, I’ve lived away for about 3 months now(?)

    I’ve had issues going to the bathroom, and only really passed gas when I went, a few times I’ve had tiny balls of poo, but it was covered in bright red blood. Today I was walking home with my boyfriend when suddenly I felt my trousers and underwear get wet rapidly. When I got home I went to the bathroom and found that it had been soaked in clear watery liquid. It had no odor what so ever and no discoloration. I have had a slight change in diet when I moved, but since I noticed changes I’ve gone back to what I’d normally have back home- but the syntoms show no signs of going away by changing my diet. Atleast from what Ive tried. Ive had some itching down there and recently I noticed my vaginaly discharge smelling somewhat differently than usual. I’ve had 5 sexual partners in my lifetime, one I’ve not been with for over a year, and the other 3 for 5 months. I am currently with my boyfriend and living with him. We are sexually active and usually go at it once a day, but this concerns me and I dont know what it is.

    I hope you would be able to provide me some answers, I live a long way from home and the trip to see my regular doctor would be more expensive for me than the actual appointment.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your lower gut is likely to be irritated/ inflamed. Changing to a healthy diet, as before, is a good idea. Give it time. Your symptoms are likely to get alright with time.

      Avoid excess of caffeine, alcohol, smoking, excess spices. Avoid all junk food. Freshly prepared home made food would be good.

      Any history of high blood pressure, headaches?

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  114. Lucy

    Hi, so I have gotten yeast infections and uti a lot lately. Last I had it was last month but I am all cleared. Today I felt my stomach was very upset and I felt moist down there so I went and did #2 and then when I wiped my vagina first some brownish looking hard discharge came out. So then I wiped my rear and it had a mucus like clear discharge along with some of the brown. I tried to wipe my front area again and it had some of the same gunk but then started wiping like normal pee. My rear then just looked like slimy when I was wiping but no more of that mucus. I’m confused and worried about why that happened.
    I’ve never had anal sex and I try to be healthy with my diets but I do tend to eat sugar a lot and sometimes I skip meals , I also have been told I might be anemic I don’t know if that will have anything to do with this. I am 21 and female.
    Please help doctor , thank you

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Discharge coming out of the vagina may be taken as normal. It may be a part of normal cleaning work done by your vaginal canal. However, let us know if you itch there, or get any pain or any further vaginal discharge.

      Anal discharge may indicate some inflammation in your lower bowels. We can observe it for a few days. Most of such inflammation go on their own with time.

      Though not associated, correcting your iron levels would be better.

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  115. Mel

    I am a 41 yr old female with lupus and fibromyalgia. I have had pass problems with stage 5 endometriosis and had a full hysterectomy. I have also had surgery to repair an internal hemroid. Most recently I have been having anal leakage while sleeping. Its watery and contains feces. Sometimes it’s a lot as if I have diarrhea and other times it’s a smaller amount. Any thoughts on what could be causing this.

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  116. SAHK

    Last year(12month) i just started 5-7 loose motion with blodd,there was no any pain in rectum,anus or abdominal, i just took a homeopathic medicine and solved problem,i just back with old bowl moments after using medicine,but now after one year i just feel clear mucous discharge little bit like bloddy,jelly,clot type ,with stool or it comes out after strain. I am not sexualy active, my weight is constant,no fever, i have concerned many doctor,some says it could be piles,ulcer,but still from one years i am facing this problem,my health is normal still, What it could be,what i do? I am not going to see a doctor any more,,because

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  117. help me please

    hi,,,, i am upset with my life from last 4 years. i am not able to identify my problem.
    my problem is i have burning sensation in my anal area, whenever i sit for even 5 minutes, but main problem is smell coming from me. i konow it is coming from my anal area. i can assure you that i am very hygienic, and i dont have any problem regarding passing stool , no blood , no pain,no constipation,i dont know what is the problem with me. even after when i come after bath, i see that my family members are smelling bad smell from me , but they dont say anything. i know that smell is coming from me. i have done the sigmodoscopy , but everything was fine. i feel dampness and burning sensation and whenever i pass by someone. i smell very bad , people look at me like i did not wipe my ass. but i can tell you it is very clean. please doctor HELP ME. HELP ME. i am only 25 years old . i have life to live. from past years i have lost every thing. respect , social life.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Let see objectively if any thing is coming out from there. Wear an adult diaper one day and observe. Do let us know.

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      1. Help me please

        Hello doctor. I tried the diaper but nothing was there.
        One thing doctor i want to tell you when i ever pass stool . I feel that some stool still there in what do you call it rectum i think. But outside everything is clean, and there is no leaking of stool. I did enema also, but it work 1 2 days only. After that again this smell problem. I did one blood test also in which they check smell comes from your mouth, but that report was also negative.
        Please doctor what should i do. Or which doctor and test should i do. This smell is ruing my life.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Modify your diet to include sumptuous amounts of fresh fruits and stewed vegetables in it. Let every meal contain these items.

          Avoid all junk food, refined flours and excess sugars. You’ll need to say no to all sweets, jaggery, jellies etc.

          Let us know if you improve.

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          1. Neil

            I recently created a new post but my situation is very similar to this one. I wonder how he is getting on…

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            You’ll first need to correct your constipation. This may solve your problem to a big extent.

            Include plenty of fibrous fruits, stewed vegetables in your daily diet. Take whole grains, avoiding all junk food, refined food stuff and excess of sugars.

            Frank sugars are the first culprits to give you smelly farts.

            Also, you need to walk, cycling won’t solve the problem. A minimum of 1 hour walk, divided into two separate sessions, may be adequate to move your peristalses.

            Chronic constipations may lead to internal prolapse. However, let’s first work on constipation itself.

  118. Bwishing4answers

    Hi Dr.
    I am a 25 year old female. I’ve been having to urinate more frequently than normal with the urine being foul smelling. I get a very heavy ache/pain in my pelvic area before and after urination. I also get a bit of a yellowish/white dishcharge. The past few months I’ve been getting constant bladder/kidney infections that most antibiotics don’t cure the first time. I’ve seen a urologist and been to get an ultrasound and Cystoscopy and was told everything looks normal and healthy. So I don’t understand why I’m still having these issues.

    Along with my bladder issues that started occurring about 4 months ago, I also started having pretty severe constipation. I’ve been somewhat constipated ever since I was a baby. However lately it’s gotten a lot worse. I get horrible stomach pains, sometimes I get nauseas and pale and start sweating. It usually takes me 20-40 mins to have a bowel movement. With every bowel movement I have there is an excessive amount of blood in the toilet bowl and in my underwear even after wiping. I do have a hemorrhoid that can be quite itchy and a bit sore but I take Venixxa for it, as well as put witch hazel on it and preparation H. I’m not sure if it’s even getting inflamed still with my bowel movements or if it’s just my anus causeing the blood. However, after having moved my bowels my anus stings/burns and is very sore for a couple hours. Everyday I have to change my underwear up to 3 times a day because there is a yellowish oily liquid that is leaking from my anus and it smells terrible. No matter how many times I clean down there, I can still smell it. I did take fibre pills but for some reason the amount of water I drink isn’t enough to make the fibre pills work and it just makes the constipation worse. I do drink usually 1.5 L a day. I was told to take magnesium citrate and it should make my feces softer so it might not make my anus bleed but it just makes me need to move my bowels more frequently but still having constipated feces.

    I don’t like leaving my house cause I feel disgusting and all my underwear is stained. Ive gone to multiple doctors but they never take me seriously. Are my bladder and bowel issues related or separate concerns? If they are separate or connected, what is causing these problems? I look forward to your answer Dr. Thank you.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The first issue to attend to is your constipation. You need to solve this problem. Fiber pills would be good. Try increasing your water intake more than what you’re taking. They’ll work.

      Also, you need to move around, increase your physical activities. Include daily walks, at least twice daily, in a park or elsewhere. This would help your gut muscles regain their motility. Peristalsis would be better.

      Eat fiber rich food, rich in fruits and vegetables. Avoid all refined foods, junk food stuffs and fried items.

      A healthy diet would also boost up your immune system. May be, you get less of UTIs in future!

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  119. Bryan Barrington

    Hi I am 21 years old male and there is a slimmy transparenct coming out of my anus and it smells fishy, I don’t know what is the cause of this.
    Please reply.
    Thank You so much.

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  120. Anonymous

    Hi I am a female and I have had some clear stuff coming from my anus area and It’s not itchy or irritated it’s heen going on for 2 days now

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  121. ES

    I am 23 weeks pregnant and I am able to use the bathroom but my stool is hard and dark (I am taking prenatals). About 2 days ago, I have been feeling pain, itching and wetness down there. Yesterday I first saw stains in my underwear, I cannot differentiate if it’s blood or feces, however for the whole day it is not much. It stings to clean the area and wipe. I am worried because today I feel more wetness and I am staining my underwear. I’ve never had any issues before, could you please advise? Thank you

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  122. ES

    There is blood when I wipe to clean myself, it stains red, but sometimes when I wipe to dry myself it’s a light faded brown, I’m not sure if it is blood or feces. I wash myself with soap and water though so I am not sure why it would be feces. There is not a lot of blood though. Also, there is a smell after I wipe. However, the staining I am unsure what it could be.

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  123. John D.

    I am a 45 year old male. I’ve suffered from hemorrhoids and anal bleeding for nearly 20 years. At times, bright red blood will fill the toilet and cover the toilet paper after wiping. My most recent and bothersome problem has been affecting me for the last two years. After working in extremely hot conditions which would leave my underwear extremely soaked with sweat, I developed a persistent rash around the anus as well as on the top of my crack. My primary doc gave me a strong cortisone that will temporarily heal the crack, but it returns in no time and eventually begins bleeding. The skin around my anus looks raw and i can see multiple small lacerations everywhere. I went to a dermatologist who gave me some eucrisa but that did nothing as well. I take stool softeners and psyllium husk daily to help against constipation, but I sill deal with some difficult bowel movements. I don’t necessarily have a lot of constipation while using these, but I do have difficulty feeling completely empty. This does create problems with abusive wiping. After being clean, I will eventually get a dampness around my anus that is clear and sticky. I’ve used Prid on my crack and will sometimes develop a small hole that closes when I switch to the cortisone. I am so tired of putting so much stuff on my butt without results. My doctors don’t seem to be of help, and I don’t have the money to continue to spend on “trial and error” treatments. With several cancers in my family, I begin to worry about that as well. What is there to do?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Though an exact diagnosis requires a physical exam, it’s likely to be dermatitis around your anus. Best is avoiding all irritants in that area to the maximum. For this, you’ll need to keep the area dry all day. Avoid use of alcoholic wipes. Always wash it with ample water after defecation and dab dry, instead of wiping. If you sweat a lot, consider changing your underwears more often.

      Wear lose cotton bottoms only.

      Cortisone is the only medical help that works in such cases .However, use it with caution, to a minimum.

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  124. Samira

    I went for a night out and had food and a lot to drink on a thursday next morning had very bad stomach ache went to the toilet and I thought I had dihorria but it was like foam and a beige discharge later that day I passed a normal stool but had a lot of wind and still discomfort in stomach did not go to empty bowls again till sunday after a day out then there was alot of wind and only a small amout of stool Monday abdominal pain and wind cannot make a bowl movement a very stressful day feel I need to go but only water comes out passed wind and it was like I had urinated but clear water

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Could be a parasitic infection, like Giardia. Any fever?

      In most cases, the parasite passes out by itself via feces. You just need to take a light semi liquid diet and keep re hydrating yourself. If your tummy aches, just pop an antacid, one pill or two, if required.

      In sever cases, you’ll need to see a doctor. Appropriate antibiotics may be needed.

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  125. D kendle

    Have had liquid diarrhea tinted yellowish. For a week and a half it was 8-10 times a day. Then had a week of normal bowel movements . Now back to the same liquid. History of GERD and IBS. Just normal discomfort. In abdomen and feeling of bloating.

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  126. Jail

    Hi doc, I have a hemmerhoid and it itches frequently. , lately my anus is very wet and begins to smell. I also have itchy ness in other areas of my crack besides my hemmeroid. My bowel movements have changed over the last few months and I usually have to poop shortly after eating. Bowel movements are orangish in color and usually loose. Sometimes pencil like.

    Any help is appreciated

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your hemorrhoid may be bleeding slightly, giving that orange color. Are you on any medications/ ointments for it?

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      1. Jail

        I have been using an over the counter cream for two weeks with some relief from the itch only. Every time I have a bowel movement which is frequently throughout the day it becomes more aggravated from wiping. The hemorrhoid itches but also other areas around the anus itch. I’m 45 yrs old and wondering if I should get a colonoscopy? The dampness in this area is also becoming a nuisance. It’s to the point where I’m trying not to eat much as to avoid having frequent bowel movements.

        Thank you for your quick response!

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Since you have an itch else where too, this may be due to some irritation due to the anal secretions, or may be a fungal infection.

          Is it red or rashy down there?

          You appear to be having some colon problem. Needs to be investigated for diagnosis.

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  127. Neil

    Over the past couple of months I’ve noticed a smell that has gradually gotten worse (smells like stale farts) and when traveling on the tube I’ve noticed people holding their noses or looking uncomfortable. I’ve noticed that in my anal region there and I am quite constipated. It’s like Im unable to control my farts as well but it doesn’t feel like I am farting either. I’ve read some of the info and think it may be an internal prolapse of some kind. I do a lot of sitting as I work in the office every day, so I’ve started cycling but I’m worried it might be making it worse. Please can you assist?

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  128. Dave

    Question, I used a butt-plug that was 2″ round, 4.5″ long, didn’t go in easy but I got it in, pulled it out not even half a minute later, went to the bathroom and got yellow discharge, I now have watery diarrhea with loose stools and yellow discharge, no blood during any of this other then 2 specks that occurred the night I did it but never came back. Will this resolve on it’s own?

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    1. Dave

      Forgot to mention the diarrhea started a day later. Also I almost vomited out a hamburger after eating a meal later today (not sure if it’s even related)

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Likely to resolve on its own with time.

        You need to take care that you’re well hydrated, as you may go to be toilet many times. This would eventually wash off the bug from your body. Take small, easily digestible meals.

        Watch for any fever or blood in stools. If yes, you may see a doctor.

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            This is a part of the process. Your body is producing these secretions for protection and recovery of your gut.

  129. Greg

    Thank you for your detailed post. When I run or train in the gym and sometimes when I wake up after a sweaty sleep I have a awful anal smell after wiping I notice a brown stain on the paper. I wash and it goes away until the next run, gym or sweaty sleep. It seems to me that a bit of wet fecal matter is coming out during these events. I practice Kegels to strengthen my pelvic floor though I can’t tell if it’s getting stronger.

    What could be the cause, How do I stop it?

    No anal sex.
    Eat healthy.
    Exercise and run several times a week (5-6 days very active
    Male..46
    No health issues
    No meds
    Occasional glass of wine (being months since last drink)
    Occasional weed puff (for anxiety and stress)

    Thank you.

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  130. Sally

    My husband had pain and leaking from anus. Went to dr said hemorrhoids, gave him some hemorrhoid cream, said to ice it for pain swelling, have baths etc. he’s been doing all that and hemorrhoids are shrinking but the leaking is getting worse and worse, watery clear sometimes slightly yellow – he’s using sanitary pads to get through the day. Poor man is having meetings etc and has to disappear halfway through to got loo and sort out leaking. What is going on? This can’t be just piles can it? It’s been five days since he started cream. Would be v grateful for your thoughts.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like Piles plus some inflammation in the lower bowels.

      Any digestion problems, pain in lower abdomen, gas etc.?

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      1. Sally

        Thank you for getting back to me. He is still in the same state — and yes has gas but no pain in gut. What does an infection in lower abdomen mean – what can he do about it?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          There appears to be some digestion problem, that’s giving the gas as well. Let him take a light diet. Include easily digestible fruits, stewed vegetables, cooked whole grains it your meals. Avoid alcohol, smoking and excess of tea or coffee. Limit to sugar/ jaggery intake. Sweet food stuff lead to more gas production.

          These steps would relax the gut and may heps overcoming the digestive problem.

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  131. Honey

    I am a 25 year old female, very healthy and active. I have never been able to run outside because I always need to poop and can’t seem to hold it in while running. Other excercise is fine. For the past few years i have had on and off constipation that is usually caused by change in environment or excessive traveling. Since a couple years ago, when I go to make a bowel movement and strain too hard, it feels like my bowels are going to fall out of my butt and I have to shift around in order to push it back in. I generally have healthy normal bowel movements these days, but this last year I am finding anal leakage that is so much that I must wear a pad at all times in order to not leak through my clothing. It is usually clear slime, sometimes bright pink blood, and occasionally a lot of blood. When I look down there I see what looks like a fissure, but I’m not sure. I also have a more recent burping issue where I actually feel pain and need to belch very loudly after eating multiple times in order to feel better. don’t know if all these things are connected or what is going on. I had a colonoscopy and they didn’t see anything unusual… any thoughts very appreciated..

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you are seeing blood coming out of your anal orifice, it’s better to yourself examined physically by a surgeon. Pinkish blood suggests fresh bleeding from some lesion just near or outside the anal orifice. This may be a fissure/ piles or else.

      Any problem with acidity? Are you overweight?

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  132. Big T

    My crotch has been itchy for a couple weeks and everytime I itch a clear wet liquid comes out. i am 16 and sometimes it itches so much i bleed i little from itching. Any advise?

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        This may be a fungal infestation. Keep the area clean and dry. Wear lose cotton lowers to let the region be well ventilated throughout the day.

        You may start using any anti fungal cream or powder (miconazole/ clotrimazole) over the affected area. Apply it twice daily, including once at night time, so that the medicine gets a better chance to act over the region. Let us know if it gets better.

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            No relief from the medicine suggested?

            If yes, this may be some skin condition. You’ll need to visit a dermatologist for diagnosis.

  133. Jay Jay

    Hi im a 38 year old male w colorectal cancer. 8 months ago i started leaking mucus from my anus and my oncologist or surgeon know what to do anymore. It leaks alot alot watery very smelly jelly like substance. I wear a pull up w two pads inside and then a second pull up over that and 30 minutes later im wet and very smelly. Its causing me not to want to go anywhere or have anyone around me because of the foul distinct smell! What could i do to temporarily cover up the strong smell.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be related to the treatment provided to you far cancer. Let us know what treatment you underwent.

      Reply
  134. Gerald Lopez

    Hello im 22 years old and a male for about 2 months ive been having what feels like wetness constantly in my anal area and a light bleed from my penis very small amount though but not all the time i do not have constepation or any kind of pain i feel perfectly fine but i always get that wetness feeling its definetly there and clear it doesnt not give off a bad smell and i know its not sweat because i can tell the difference i just want to know how serious this is before i build the nerve to consult a doctor these matters are always so akward

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most cases with similar symptom have some inflammation in the lower colon area. You need to be examined for diagnosis.

      As for the blood from penis, if it is slight and looks superficial, the cause could be just dryness.

      Reply
  135. Karen

    Hello Dr.,
    I’m a 41 year old female. I have been experiencing a clear/light browsish mucus when I pass gas. The mucus has either no odor at all or a bleach/chemical smell at times. Occurred is the mornings usually. No itch or irritation associated with it. Sometimes I feel a lot of pressure before it happens. I had fistula repair surgery 4 months ago but I’m not convinced that’s what this is. I’m also wondering if a Dr can diagnose a fistula with the naked eye or if imaging is required. I’m often bloated and eat normal foods- not overweight. Drink coffee & alcohol occasionally. Thank you

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is not normal. Could be a fistula leaking. It’s usually not possible to diagnose it without imaging.

      Reply
  136. Anonymous

    Hello I’m a 22 year old male. For the past couple of months occasionally when I wipe there will be very faint traces of blood on the toilet paper. It’s not every time and like I said before, it’s usually very faint, however when it does happen my anus has a lot of pain afterwards that recedes after probably 10 minutes unless I scratch it. My anus is often quite itchy as well, some days more than others, and at the end of the day my whole anus area is quite moist. It seems like it could be sweat but its like there’s too much for it to be that and it definitely doesn’t smell like sweat. Thanks for the help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to be examined physically by a Doctor for diagnosis. There may be some mass down there that’s giving you the bleed. Or else, may be some patch of irritation.

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  137. Dirk

    Dr,

    I have had wetness around my anus for a few years now, I’ve mentioned this to my primary, to a gastroenterologist, and a PA. The gastro took a quick look about a year ago and tested my blood but he didn’t find anything. I never went back. Primary suggested sweat pills but I’m not a fan of daily pills. It seems to be worse after a bowel movement and when I’m nervous/ or in social situations. I will have soaked underwear right where the crease of my buttocks is. It has a faint fishy smell but evaporates with no stain. My diet is decent not much fast food. Should I go back to the gastro and specifically ask them to check for abscess? If I take a look in the mirror I can feel two sort of hard parts on either side of my anus (normal glands?)

    Thank you so much for your medical opinion.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      From what you’ve written, it appears to be excess of normal secretions, may be triggered by stress factors. The solution would be managing stress.

      However, if you feel two hard nodules down there, you may go for a check up to be sure.

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  138. Sakina

    Dr,

    I am 20 years old, female and my problem is that when ever I pass my stool later I find an orangy, yellowish and brownish fluid coming out of my anus.
    It isn’t itcy or there is no pain also. I do not have any problem of constipation. I also have pain in my lower right abdomen and on my one leg, sometimes on right and sometimes on left but one at a time.

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  139. K. Smitty

    I have smelly clear mucus like discharge coming from my anus for about 1 year now can u please tell me what this is

    Reply

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