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Medicine For Stool Leaking
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
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?
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
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
My butthole is leaking a very little bit, which if 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
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 then other issues need evaluated and treated. Look at http://www.Med.Unc.Edu/ibs/files/educational-gi-brochures/bowel%20leakage.Pdf. ...Read more
Possibly: I suggest you visit a proctologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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?
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
My rear end itches throughout the day and seems to leak after passing stool and moving around a bit. At this point I have to wipe again...
Exam needed: This could be a sign of hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Unfortunately, only a physical exam can tell you for sure. ...Read more
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
I am 20,female,am a virgin. The last month or so it seems like i am leaking stool or brown colored discharge from my vagina. Is this normal?
No: This is definitely not normal. Please have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
Itchy anus . Leaks fluids . Sometimes blood on toilet paper after stool . Fishy smell . (I'm a straight male) ?
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
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
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.
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
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 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
I am experiencing back injury, difficult stools, leaking urine, loss of sex drive, numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual) (side: one side only) , ?
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
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?
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
I smell like feces and as though I have not wiped in years.. I have excessive sweat around the anus and a leaking sensation, when i wet wipe its clean?
Fecal leakage?: 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. Alternatively, your odor problem is skin-related or neurologically-based (olefactory mis-sense). What's doc say? ...Read more