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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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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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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 whats best for you. ...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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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.

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

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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 then 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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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 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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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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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 injured my back and was asked at the hospital if I had any "leaking" . I didn't then but now I have pure liquid stools. What would that mean. Is it?

I injured my back and was asked at the hospital if I had any "leaking" . I didn't then but now I have pure liquid stools.  What would that mean. Is it?

Diarrhea: is what you described, not 'leaking' , which happens against your will, and means affected nerves controlling defecation, wish you well ...Read more