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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, . ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have anal leakage. Why?

I have anal leakage. Why?

Anal leakage: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction (in elderly, neurologic disorders). Anal manometry testing with biofeedback may help. ...Read more

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What cauaes anal leakage?

What cauaes anal leakage?

Anal leakage: Processes that interrupt the integrity of the sphincter muscle or the hemorrhoid columns can produce anal leakage. For example, stretching of the sphincter muscle, a flareup of hemorrhoids, mucosal prolapse, or an abnormal connection called a fistula can all produce what would be termed anal leakage. I suggest you see a surgeon for a anorectal examination. ...Read more

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Anal leakage is it normal.

It is abnormal.: I do not know your age. So i can't narrow down the differential dx. You need to see your doctor to investigate the reasons. ...Read more

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What can be done for anal leakage?

What can be done for anal leakage?

Anal leakage? : See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Small anal leakage what's the cause?

Many: Could be a fissure, a fistula, muscle damage, hemorrhoids, inflammation, or just not enough fluids. The type of drainage and frequency and relation to other activities as well as a thorough exam will help deterrmine the cause and provide solutions. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there medication for anal leakage?

New treatments exist: Anal leakage is typically dietary and may respond to simple stool bulking. The use of insoluble fiber like metamucil or konsyl may help. Getting to 25gr/ day of fiber is a goal. A sound exam of the sphincters would rule out other issues like sphincter decline or overflow issues or even hemorrhoids. Try fiber first and see a specialist if this fails. ...Read more

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What cause anal leakage and what spacificly is it?

Anal leakage: Oily anal discharge can be related to inflammation in the large bowel, steatorrhea, or consuming large quantities of deep sea fish (keriorrhea). ...Read more

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How do I cure my embarrassing anal leakage problem?

Gastoenterologist: Visit to GI would be the best answer. ...Read more

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