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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastoenterologist: Visit to GI would be the best answer. ...Read more