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What is the definition or description of: Leaking stool?

What is the definition or description of: Leaking stool?

Severity determines: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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Colostomy but leaking stool from anus c4 level sci, 21 years post injury. Colostomy about 18 years. Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days.?

Colostomy but leaking stool from anus
c4 level sci, 21 years post injury.  Colostomy about 18 years.  Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days.?

Depends: I do not know what surgery you had, if it is an end or loop colostomy. The residual rectum will occasionally have a thick mucous dischage that could look like bowel contents, and if you have a loop colostomy the rectal discharge could be more. May need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool.  The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will probably need one. It is possible that this may be a diverticular bleed. You should not delay in seeking help. If the bleeding is severe, go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

Stool retention: Stool retention is a common acquired disorder of elimination. It often starts early, after a kid has a hard or painful stool & tries to avoid going. Eventually the colon balloons out & emptying becomes ineffective. They often lose the ability to stop leaking & pass liquid stool that swirls around hard chunks. It often takes a pedi GI or developmental ped a year or more to straighten these kids out ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool(fibrous), passing gas, frequent bowel movement and a heavy feeling in the stomach.

I am experiencing leaking stool(fibrous), passing gas, frequent bowel movement and a heavy feeling in the stomach.

? gastro: May be something you ate or infection if of recent onset. Consult your family practitioner if persists or worsens ...Read more

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I had an anal fissure laid open and now left with weak sphinster I leak stools is it ok to insert ladies tampon to stop leak. Doctor gave me exercises?

I had an anal fissure laid open and now left with weak sphinster I leak stools is it ok to insert ladies tampon to stop leak. Doctor gave me exercises?

Alternative: The concern with inserting a tampon would be infection of the rectum inside the anus, especially after surgery. A better option would be to use a pad with frequent changes. ...Read more

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Thought my GI was kidding saying I'm at high risk for rectovaginal fistula based on my CT scan. But I'm leaking stools from vagina now. What can I do?

Thought my GI was kidding saying I'm at high risk for rectovaginal fistula based on my CT scan. But I'm leaking stools from vagina now. What can I do?

See a colorectal : Surgeon asap. It sure sounds like you have that fistula they were talking to you about. It can be confirmed then your options explained based on your underlying condition. ...Read more

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If I have blockage, could I leak liquid stool?

If I have blockage, could I leak liquid stool?

4: Blockage could be of different severity and at different levels. You need to ask your surgeon or gastroenterologist what's best for you. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with constipation but then a few times this week have leaked yellow watery stools without warning?

I have been suffering with constipation but then a few times this week have leaked yellow watery stools without warning?

Incontinence...: Fecal incontinence is usually the result of problems with the anal sphincter. There are several causes of anal sphincter dysfunction but in your case perhaps you have developed hemorrhoids (swollen veins in the anal canal) from constipation which can affect continence. I recommend addressing the constipation with stool softners and fiber. If problem continues then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

I have lots of anal itching. Sometimes it appears as if it may leak a liitle stool. I've noticed my stools are softer. My doctor said I have hemerroid?

Pruritis ani causes: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back injury, difficult stools, leaking urine, loss of sex drive, numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual) (side: one side only),?

I am experiencing back injury, difficult stools, leaking urine, loss of sex drive, numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual) (side: one side only),?

Get medical help now: You should go to an ER or urgent care ASAP. You may have suffered a spinal cord injury or an injury to the autonomic nerves to your pelvic organs. You need to be evaluated and treated before the injury gets worse. ...Read more

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When I cough it feels like my sphincter is opening up and I believe causing stool to leak out?

When I cough it feels like my sphincter is opening up and I believe causing stool to leak out?

Stool w/ cough: When you cough you increase your intrabadominal pressure- Valsalva. if you have lower sphincter tone you may leak. Causes of lower sphincter tone include spinal cord issues like disc herniation, fecal impaction, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, even diabetes. Would follow up with gastroenterology as they can measure and test tone, as soon as possible ...Read more

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Piles with no pain.... Do sometimes leak blood during initial stool performance?

Piles with no pain.... Do sometimes leak blood during initial stool performance?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon You will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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I had 8" of colon removed a year ago. Since that time I have had very loose stools and leaking problems. How do I resolve 69 yr old female.

I had 8" of colon removed a year ago. Since that time I have had very loose stools and leaking problems. How do I resolve 69 yr old female.

"dumping syndrome": Shorter bowel less surface area and less fluid reabsorbed from waste material resulting in loose stools. This is a chronic problem. Meds such Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) to slow motility and bulking agents help some but not always. Cholesterymine has been used as well. Have to be careful not to over treat and cause constipation and obstruction. See your GI dr. ...Read more

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My unmarried elder brother told me he leaked semen while forced stool excretion, he's scared. He's 28. Std (-)ve. It occurs frequently. Is it alarming?

My unmarried elder brother told me he leaked semen while forced stool excretion, he's scared. He's 28. Std (-)ve. It occurs frequently. Is it alarming?

No: When forcing a bowel movement, if contipated, this will excerpt pressure on the prostate gland which then you can have semen expelled. He should see a gastroenterologist to further evaluate reason for constipation. ...Read more

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Went to toilet, first portion of the stool looked normal, but the latter bit was very dark (black?) & leaking red (like a beat). What may this mean?

Went to toilet, first portion of the stool looked normal, but the latter bit was very dark (black?) & leaking red (like a beat). What may this mean?

Not sure: Melena can be a sign of GI bleeding. It normally presents with tarry or sticky, black stool which is malodorous. If you have those symptoms please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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My butthole is leaking a very little, which is I'm not wiping every few hours give me a rash. Slightly bloody tp after stools sometimes.

My butthole is leaking a very little, which is I'm not wiping every few hours give me a rash. Slightly bloody tp after stools sometimes.

Rectal bleeding: What you describe is not normal and needs to be evaluated; the list of potential causes is very long and a doctor needs to look at it. ...Read more

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Soft thin stools, sometimes firm & medium size, followed by continued slow involuntary leaking of more soft to liquid stool for 5 minutes. Cause?

Constipation, bowel: Often constipation with liquid leaking around stool causes this, but there are many causes and treatments depending upon cause. Most commonly a good high fiber diet to bulk stools with adequate liquids is effective but if a more significant problem exists underlying than other issues need evaluated and treated. Look at http://www.Med. Unc. Edu/ibs/files/educational-gi-brochures/bowel%20leakage. Pdf. ...Read more

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When passing stools my penis leaks non orgasmic semen. Why? I am 26 years old and this has been happening for 1 year. Is this normal?

When passing stools my penis leaks non orgasmic semen. Why? I am 26 years old and this has been happening for 1 year. Is this normal?

Yes: The stool presses on your prostate and this expresses the semen you see. Your physician can guide you and have you see a urologist ...Read more

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Stool leakage after defecation.during defecation my anus suddenly closes and I think that stool gets trapped to leak later.is it External AS or IAS?

Stool leakage after defecation.during defecation my anus suddenly closes and I think that stool gets trapped to leak later.is it External AS or IAS?

?spinal cord injury: Have you ever suffered from any spinal cord injury?
Have you had any history of inflammatory ofinfectious colitis?
Do you take any medication potentially causing side-effects?
Imaging studies and colo-rectal referrals may be needed. Let me know. ...Read more

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Itchy anus. Leaks fluids. Sometimes blood on toilet paper after stool. Fishy smell. (I'm a straight male)?

Itchy anus. Leaks fluids. Sometimes blood on toilet paper after stool. Fishy smell. (I'm a straight male)?

Possible inflammatio: See your doctor and get a rectal exam as well as a stool test. If inflammation is present, consider getting proctoscopy/colonoscopy to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Week ago, nurse had to get stool sample. He went into anal with fingers and attempted to go back in but went into vagina, now have foul vaginal leak?

Week ago, nurse had to get stool sample. He went into anal with fingers and attempted to go back in but went into vagina, now have foul vaginal leak?

Vaginal infection : It is possible that you may have a vaginal infection, perhaps from that exam. You should see your doctor to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks. Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.

Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks.  Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.

Urine cultures: You mentioned a bowel resection prior, and on recent antibiotics. Frequently this can cause changes in normal bowel flora and make a contaminated urine culture seem positive if not under appropriate symptoms.
As we get older, can lose bladder tone and not completely empty the bladder with urination, which predisposes to uti. It is always best to stay off antibiotics if able. ...Read more

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My butt is leaking feces matter, any help in this matter?

My butt is leaking feces matter, any help in this matter?

Hemorrhoids vs muscl: Seepage like you describe may be from protruding hemorrhoids or a weak muscle, ; other possibilities are a fistula, tumor or significant rectal inflammation. Only a doctor can differentiate between the possible causes, and offer treatment, so get checked out! ...Read more

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Used suppository (ProctodanHC), now I think it is leaking, staining my pants and seat. It smells like feces. Is this normal or a concern?

Used suppository (ProctodanHC), now I think it is leaking, staining my pants and seat. It smells like feces. Is this normal or a concern?

Probably not a conce: Rectal suppositories can cause some leakage which would be merely a nuisance rather than anything pathological but the leakage should be short term and can have an odor as the material leaking is mixed with feces. However, if your rectal leakage persists, see a proctologist for examination and advice. ...Read more