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what causes anal leakage

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anal leakage: Oily anal discharge can be related to inflammation in the large bowel, steatorrhea, or consuming large quantities of deep sea fish (keriorrhea).

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Need CR doctor: This is unusual in men. Often related to diet: high in fat, low in fiber, often drink beer and/or lots of caffeine. You need a diagnostic exam first t ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many causes...: Many things can cause anal "leakage", ranging from internal hemorrhoids to anal abscesses or rectal prolapse. Some of these will improve enough that ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea/menses: These are not likely related, but two different conditions. If the diarrhea continues unabated go and see your PCP and have this evaluated.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See a doctor: No help to provide in a forum like this. Go see a proctologist.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Discharge: I would be concerned for something called colitis. I would see your PCP for a referral to a gastroenterologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast seems unlikely: This may be possible, but I doubt yeast is the most likely explanation. Some other infection or inflammatory bowel disease may be more likely. If you ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are many: possible causes including STDs. It would be best to make an appointment for an evaluation by a health care provider in order to avoid missing somethin ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: It is important to note the meds do not usually. If you are having anal intercourse, it is more likely infection that is causing this. You need to see ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucous: Diarrhea and mucous in stool could point to certain infections, maldigestions, or infalmmatory disorders. What other symptoms do you have? Is it is ... Read More
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