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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

Discuss with surgeon: In some instances this may be a sign of other disease but most likely benign. You may need a follow up colonoscopy or biopsy but this will be determined by your physician, .

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Dr. Jan Rakinic Dr. Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
34 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What to do if I have anal discharge what could it be?

What to do if I have anal discharge what could it be?

Get an examination: It could be lots of things. Sometimes a discharge is related to hemorrhoids, or anal warts, or fistula. Sometimes it's related to decreased anal sphincter tone. It could be related to diabetes. Go see a colorectal surgeon for a specialty evaluation.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Having mucus smelly anal discharges during the day?

Having mucus smelly anal discharges during the day?

This requires: Medical evaluation especially if you have engaged in unprotected sex (particularly anal receptive).

Dr. Harold Tsai Dr. Tsai
Urology
26 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Anal discharge during ejaculation, should I be concerned?

Anal discharge during ejaculation, should I be concerned?

Discharge: Any type of discharge should be looked into. Discharge from the anus after ejaculation is not common. You should discuss this with your doctor

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Hello, my 13 year old son weighs about 200 pounds, and is having CLEAR anal discharge. Please help?

Hello, my 13 year old son weighs about 200 pounds, and is having CLEAR anal discharge. Please help?

See his doctor: Anal discharge needs to be evaluated to determine cause. A fistula, infection, inflammation (to name a few) could all lead to anal discharge and require different treatment. Depending on cause, his weight may or may not be contributing. Lifestyle modification - nutritious whole foods, avoiding processed foods, and exercise - will help his weight and start a life of healthy habits.

Dr. Steve Martinez Dr. Martinez
Breast Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Foul smelling anal discharge reddish brown 48 year old husband what could it be? I have picture. Of discharge.

Foul smelling anal discharge reddish brown 48 year old husband what could it be? I have picture. Of discharge.

Concerning: One thing I am concerned about here is a tumor in the colon or rectum. Sometimes they can produce mucus and cause bleeding. When you put the two together, it produces a foul discharge. See your doctor about a colonoscopy. Don't delay.

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Dr. Nancy Mellow Dr. Mellow
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Hello dr I had my first mucas anal discharge should I be worried and can I do something from preventing to happen again

See your doctor: Mucous coming out of the anus along with a bowel movement can be common in people with irritable bowel syndrome (a condition with bouts of constipation or diarrhea and cramps). If there is pain or bleeding with having a bowel movement, and the discharge looks yellow or green, it could mean some inflammation, like colitis. If you have anal sex, there could be an infection. See your doctor!

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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I'm experiencing a mucous like anal discharge but I don't have any other conditions I'm aware of. What is a possible cause of this?

I'm experiencing a mucous like anal discharge but I don't have any other conditions I'm aware of. What is a possible cause of this?

Mucous: This is likely. Itching alarming and will go over. If you have abdominal pain, fever or blood in stools, it should be looked into more carefully, but sounds not alarming!

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Dr. Ghiath Kashlan Dr. Kashlan
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What causes mucas stools. Anal discharge?

Mucous: Diarrhea and mucous in stool could point to certain infections, maldigestions, or infalmmatory disorders. What other symptoms do you have? Is it isolated? Is it mixed with blood sometimes? Any abdominal pain? These questions and several others would narrow the diagnosis..

Dr. Jon Krook Dr. Krook
Surgery
20 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Is anal discharge common after a colostomy?

Yes, it is normal: If the remnant of the rectum is still there, it does make mucus. You will pass that mucus about 1-3 times a week depending on how long that segment of colon is.

Dr. John Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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I'm hiv+ and was wondering can my medicine cause anal discharge?

I'm hiv+ and was wondering can my medicine cause anal discharge?

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 your doctor for the HIV meds and find out what is the doctor's suggestion. If no specific answer, then need to see GI doctor. Best wishes.

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Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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Possible causes of excessive vaginal and anal discharge? Clear in colour and no smell

Excessive vaginal: And anal discharge is not normal to begin with. You need to be checked by your physician.

Dr. Gabriel Goren Dr. Goren
Surgery
54 years in practice
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
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I believe I have a hemorrhoid and recently have had quite a bit of anal discharge. Is this normal?

I believe I have a hemorrhoid and recently have had quite a bit of anal discharge. Is this normal?

If you: Have indeed hemorrhoids it is normal of course. But to make it sure you have the condition have it checked out with a colorectal surgeon.

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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I have an ileostomy mand anal discharge of pink tinged mucous. Is this normal? What does it mean? Thank you.

Depends: I would need much more detailed information. Why do you have the ileostomy? Is your colon still present? Is there a rectal stump? Is it an end or loop ileostomy? Rectal discharge of colored mucous can be normal depending on your current anatomy, ; if a diseased rectum is in place there may be more anal discharge.

Dr. Peter Wilk Dr. Wilk
Surgery - Colorectal
48 years in practice
New York Medical College
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My boyfriend fingered my anus and a few days later, there was a little blood when I wiped, but now I'm getting excessive anal discharge.... Help?

Not serious: Anal intercourse or anal fingering does not, in itself, cause any anal damage. So, no need to worry. However, hemorrhoids (swollen anal veins) can be irritated and can bleed. Anal discharge of mucus is common, but if persistent, may require an examination. Discharges may be from inflammation or an underlying anal infection. An exam will easily detect these and allow treatment. Peter wilk, md.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Very foul smelling anal discharge after using suppository (Proctodan), is this leakage from the suppository? I inserted it in morning, it is now night.

Very foul smelling anal discharge after using suppository (Proctodan), is this leakage from the suppository? I inserted it in morning, it is now night.

Probably: The material leaking from the rectum is most likely the dissolved medication mixed with fecal material and should subside after a day. If leakage from the rectum persists, consult a colorectal surgeon or proctologist.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Clear anal discharge that smells like vomit not a lot. I'm also a virgin. Should I be concerned by this?

Clear anal discharge that smells like vomit not a lot. I'm also a virgin. Should I be concerned by this?

Exam: Assuming that you have not had any anal intercourse or manipulation and that your are both a vaginal and anal virgin: any foul smelling anal secretions should be evaluated and treated by your physician ASAP. If you have had any anal penetration, you should get scteened for infection.

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more