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Yellow/orange/bloody mucus from anus. What could be the problem?

Yellow/orange/bloody mucus from anus. What could be the problem?

Could be many: Things from hemorrhoids, to proctitis, colitis. Generally this is not normal and if it doesn't resolve in a few days best to get examined by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Grandmother has influenza a. On tamiflu (oseltamivir) and tessalon pearls. Nauseated and threw up orange/yellow mucous. Is this normal? Should we worry?

Grandmother has influenza a. On tamiflu (oseltamivir) and tessalon pearls. Nauseated and threw up orange/yellow mucous. Is this normal? Should we worry?

Mabye: It depends. If she is otherwise in good health, she should do well. If she has a high fever, feels weak or short of breath or can't keep down liquids then she could get into trouble quickly. You should give an update to her provider that gave her the tamiflu, (oseltamivir) if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Orange-white mucus on anus? Related to fissure? Currently got anal fissure/psoriasis if that's any help.

Orange-white mucus on anus? Related to fissure? Currently got anal fissure/psoriasis if that's any help.

Could be Crohn's: Anal fissures may be due to crohn's disease. Also, psoriasis may be related to crohn's disease. So if you haven't had one yet: I would recommend a colonoscopy and work up for crohn's disease. ...Read more

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On period. Passed white mucus from vagina last night then yellow clear mucus from anus this morning.?

On period. Passed white mucus from vagina last night then yellow clear mucus from anus this morning.?

Mucus: Clear mucus discharge from the vagina doesn't necessarily signify an infection and mucus discharge from the rectum in the absence of other symptoms isn't serious. If you have profuse vaginal discharge or if it's cheesy or foul smelling with itch or burning, a vaginal infection is likely and an examination by your gynecologist is indicated for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish btwn mucus & parasitic worms? I pulled out 2 yellow/brown stringy (like thick vaginal mucus) things from my anus after bowel mvt

How can I distinguish btwn mucus & parasitic worms? I pulled out 2 yellow/brown stringy (like thick vaginal mucus) things from my anus after bowel mvt

Worms: Are usually whitish, although they can be stained by fecal matter. You could take them to your doctor for analysis if you saved them. If you are passing mucous, you still may need to be evaluated for a bowel disorder. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have orange mucus coming out of anus w/o normal bowel movements?

I have orange mucus coming out of anus w/o normal bowel movements?

Anal discharge: Could just be inflamed hemorrhoids, but at age 44, you should see a colon & rectal specialist for further evaluation. Most likely that evaluation would be an office exam to check the hemorrhoids, check the stool for occult blood and probably colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Small yellow beadlike ball from anus in underwear. Just mucus? Or something else had loose stool before n after finding this. Not sexually active

Probably.: This does sound like anal or vaginal mucous and not concerning. However, if persistent for days or you develop other unusual symptoms I would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have recently had anal sex and I have discovered I can not go number 2 anymore There's blood and yellow mucus?

I have recently had anal sex and I have discovered I can not go number 2 anymore There's blood and yellow mucus?

Anal bleeding: You may have anal region irritation or even an infection. Best to get checked out by a good doctor. I would refrain from anal sex until you see your doctor. In the mean time drink lots of liquids too. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Rectal bleeding: Blood and mucus from the anus is not normal. It may indicate colitis, either infectious or other. Hemorrhoids may bleed but there is no mucoid discharge. It sounds like you would benefit from a sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has really red cheeks, congestion, a foamy white mucus substance that he coughs up, and runny yellow foamy poop. Anal temp of 99.7.?

My 3 month old has really red cheeks, congestion, a foamy white mucus substance that he coughs up, and runny yellow foamy poop. Anal temp of 99.7.?

Viral Illness: Sounds like a case of a viral illness which is self limited causing the red cheeks. Many viral illnesses can cause "foamy poop" just be sure to keep the baby hydrated, follow up with the doctor as soon as you can to rule out any other issues. ...Read more

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For 5 days its been extremely hard to pass marble sized bowel movements orange mucus, some stomach&anal pains, &nausea. What are some possible causes?

For 5 days its been extremely hard to pass marble sized bowel movements orange mucus, some stomach&anal pains, &nausea. What are some possible causes?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have this weird access flap of skin on my anus that has a lil bit of yellow puss that formed in last couple days what could it be?

I have this weird access flap of skin on my anus that has a lil bit of yellow puss that formed in last couple days what could it be?

Exam: Tough to say without an exam but hemorrhoids, fistulae, fissures can all present that way. Probably need someone to look at it to be sure ...Read more

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Hi lately when I pass wind I have funny orange leakage out of my anus and when I wipe it smells fishy I also have a haemorrhoid what is the cause?

Hi lately when I pass wind I have funny orange leakage out of my anus and when I wipe it smells fishy I also have a haemorrhoid what is the cause?

Keriorrhea: Oily orange rectal discharge and diarrhea due to consumption of indigestible wax esters found in oil fish and
escolar. Oil fish (a species of snake mackerel) is often mislabeled and sold as Butterfish, Codfish and Tuna. Escolar (snake mackerel).

Consumption causes explosive oily diarrhea. **Sushi restaurants often mislabel escolar as "white tuna If so Report this to heath authority ...Read more

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My cum is yellow and I have yellow stuff coming out of my anus!?

My cum is yellow and I have yellow stuff coming out of my anus!?

Need Immediate Eval: You should seek an immediate evaluation. There are many possibilities but you should see your primary care doctor first to look for infection and then look for other causes. ...Read more

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Orange oily leakage from anus after a hysteroscopy, should I be concerned?

Orange oily leakage from anus after a hysteroscopy, should I be concerned?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is when a small camera is inserted into the uterus. A small amount of fluid is used to distend the cavity. It does not go near the anus. Unless another procedure was done these two things should not be related. Check with your surgeon to see if another procedure was done at the same time that might be causing this. ...Read more

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Yesterday in the afternoon. I saw this yellow thing in my anus, right under the buttcrack. And I was wondering, what is it?

Yellow swelling: It could be a pilonidal cyst. A pilonidal cyst is a cyst on the tailbone, near the cleft of the buttocks. The yellow color could indicate that it is full of pus. My advice would be to see your physician and have it treated. ...Read more

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Leaky feeling in anus, moist but when I check nothing is there. Mucous in stools too and pressure in anus. What is this strange sensation of wetness?

See a doctor: These symptoms really need to be checked out. There may be an abscess that needs medical attention. Often you can't see it from the outside but on a proper exam it may be identified. Crohn's disease and pilonidal cyst are two conditions that come to mind. ...Read more

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My anus has been really itchy, and a little pain and I'm concerned. When I go to the bathroom a little blood and mucous come out... What should I do?

My anus has been really itchy, and a little pain and I'm concerned. When I go to the bathroom a little blood and mucous come out... What should I do?

Candida vs Other: Your symptoms may be related to Candidal overgrowth or another kind of process, such as inflammatory bowel. Best to see an in-person doctor for an exam and basic stool and blood tests. ...Read more

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I have a mucous like liquid, passively seeping out of my anus. It's clear and smells like wet cow manure. What could this be?

I have a mucous like liquid, passively seeping out of my anus. It's clear and smells like wet cow manure. What could this be?

Duplicate question: 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

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I have a mucous like liquid, which is passively seeping out of my anus. It's clear and it smells like cow manure? What could this be?

I have a mucous like liquid, which is passively seeping out of my anus. It's clear and it smells like cow manure? What could this be?

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

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One tiny reddish/orange dot on normal colo ur stool. Sometimes feel itching and fissure feeling in anus. Something to be worried about?

Yes: Really need to be able to inspector look at the anus area and take a full history to evaluate this. This could be done in a video consulT ...Read more

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Have noticed clear white discharge or mucous in the toilet recently & not sure if it's from vagina or anus. No other symptoms should I be worried?

Have noticed clear white discharge or mucous in the toilet recently & not sure if it's from vagina or anus. No other symptoms should I be worried?

If it persists > Dr.: A clear white discharge is more likely to be vaginal rather than rectal in origin. A vaginal yeast infection (candida) is often accompanied by a whitish vaginal discharge and vaginal itching. If an abnormal vaginal discharge persists you should consult your physician. You may need a vaginal exam and possible culture. ...Read more

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A few days ago I had safe anal sex. The day after I noticed swelling right inside anus and there has been a yellow butter looking discharge. Am I ok?

A few days ago I had safe anal sex. The day after I noticed swelling right inside anus and there has been a yellow butter looking discharge. Am I ok?

Sounds infectious: Happy to hear it was safe, but as described it sounds like you have some infectious process, possibly caused by a minor laceration that subsequently got infected, etc. You need to get seen and evaluated to assess for a probable infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I'm having light orange greasy oily substance from anus?

Is it bad if I'm having light orange greasy oily substance from anus?

Maybe: If you're on one of the diet aids that inhibit fat absorption, this isi a common side effect. If you aren't, you may want to see your doctor, who will discuss your diet in detail (be honest) and your meds and supplements. ...Read more

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What can cause orange oil discharge from anus? The last thing I ate was popcorn, kit-kat and a little bit of nachos.

Likely normal: Orange color can be the digestive biles from your normal digestion and the foods you have eaten. Should there be more concern, pain, or difficulty defecating a more thorough exam by your doctor would be reasonable. Good luck ...Read more

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Female: I have what I thought was a hemorrhoid but now not so sure. It is a red lump by anus that has a yellow color to it very painful, no pus?

You should go see yo: You need to see your doctor for physical examination. It may be an inflamed hemorrhoid (Piles). This will need treatment otherwise you can get severely constipated and get into further trouble because of pain and inflammation/infection. Local application of medication is necessary to help you heal this area. So you should see your PCP right away in 24 hours or go to the ER for treatment. ...Read more

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I've been passing mucous and blood for a week. When I can pass stool, it's flat. My anus has also been sore like its torn. Appetite has lowered. Help!?

Colitis: Colitis means inflammation of colon which in lot of cases it associated with proctitis which cause anal pain.
Colitis could be infection such as c. Difficile, or non-infection such as ulcerative colitis.
Please see your doctor asap. ...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