A 22-year-old female asked:
why would stool gets trapped in anal canal after defecation and keeps leaking afterwards for hours that i have to wipe inside my anus to stop the leak. i went to 2 proctologist both say i have mild weakness in muscles but shouldn't affect continence?
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Leakage: One possible explanation is that liquid fecal material can leak out around impacted hard stool. Perhaps you should try a course of stool softeners like colace on a daily basis to prevent hard stool buildup in the rectum. Also drink adequate amounts of fluid. Insert glycerin rectal suppositories or dulcolax suppositories as needed to empty rectal stool.
339 viewsAnswered Apr 13, 2018
Last updated Apr 13, 2018
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