my butt is leaky

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Alex asks:

Anal leakage. OK, I wipe my ass VERY well -- I mean VERY well -- and without farting, or much activity, I'll go back to the bathroom a few hours later because something feels a little wrong and I wipe my ass and it looks like I didn't wipe it the last time I shat. It's not liquidy or anything, it just looks like I didnt wipe very well. I don't eat any Wow chips, I don't drink, I've never had anal sex... I don't know why this happens. Anyone else have this problem? Is sweat like getting up in my ass and kinda loosening things up or something? Thanks for the help.





Dear Alex,

If you don't eat Wow! chips, don't drink, and don't have anal, exactly what the hell do you do for fun? That's the bigger question here...

Sigh. Seriously, it is probably just mucus or something. I wouldn't worry about it. If you absolutely feel like you have to have a solution, either:

  1. Go see a doctor.
  2. Try Tampax. The string can be discreetly stuffed up your butt to hide it. No one has to know you are troubled by anal leakage.

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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1647 Comments on "my butt is leaky"

doniker's picture
j 1000+ points

This happens to me all the time...I hate it. I wipe and I wipe and I swear I'm clean.
As the day goes on I get itchy, go and wipe and it's as if I never wiped my ass.
I also sometimes take a shit and a big smear of butt juice gets on the seat...this all only started happening a few years ago.

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Sounds like a bad case of the million wipers to me.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Slim Jim Junkie's picture

Sometimes that happens to me if I sweat too much.
Not from what you are thinking, usually it is caused by hours of working on the lawn during the summer.

PAD's picture

I finally have a place to release my emotions. I have had this problem for over 3 years. I eat like shit and I drink on a daily basis. That might be the reason! This site is my new HomePage! If you are concerned about PAD (Post Anal Dripage) please let me know and maybe I can suggest a remedy. It

Supplebutt's picture

I suffer from what I call "Supplebutt" If you are not familiar with this term, allow me to explain: Supplebutt occurs after you finish pooping, it is that raw tender feeling that your asshole has after you finish your poop. Sometimes you cannot sit down for 10-20 minutes after you are done pooping. It is kind very incovenient and uncomfortable, but it is a part of everyday life. I know many of you have gone through this and now you have a term to explain it. Fore example: If you take a dump over a buddies house and you come out of the bathroom and he asks why you have not sat back down yet, you can simply reply "Supplebutt." Use it as you will my friends, and wipe gently.

Gee's picture

OMGosh... ha ha

ALL MAN if you heard otherwise's picture

ok, this started to happen to me after i worked for a big factory. i thought that the equipemt i rode on was letting out some kind of magnedic discharge or something. but the plain term to me is drippie butt. no good. i'm not the best eater, i don't drink alot, none of that wow chips crap or anything, just when i sweat alot, i gotta wipe. It's embarrasing, i all smell like mamma's ole cookin on the way out all the time. EWWWWWwww. so anal leakage is common i hear, like 6.5% of pple have it. too much fat is the reason, or that fat free stuff in WOW chips. the leakin makes you itch, and yes, supplebutt is my friend aswell. ive always had good hygene, and i hate having to go to the restroom just to wipe my ass in the middle of doing some hard work. ima try to cut down on my fat and see if that's the reason. good luck my friends. YOU ARE NOT ALONE

marie's picture

okay. I'm young and fit and I eat healthy, no anal sex or wow chips, and I have the same problem. I do drink occaisonally and I smoke weed. Isnt there anything I can do about this???? Is there anyone out there who knows???

monkeybutt's picture

I seen some pills to make ur poo not smell, there are 2 types:
Devrom - Bismuth Subgallate
Nullo - Chlorophyllin
I am trying the chlorophyllin and besides from making ur poo green it does seem to change the poo's odor. I am gonna try the devrom next or maybe both at same time.

Poops S. Sinclair III's picture

Oh man. I have the exact same issue! Every 15 minutes, something of the consistency of rotten chili slowly starts oozing out of my butt. I don't know how to stop it. Last Saturday, I was on a date and we went to the park. After I went down the slide, there was a big brown stripe on the slide! My date asked me what happend, and I said, "Girl, you make me crap my pants!"

fraidy butt's picture

i have the same problem...my solution is gross, but i take a small wad of TP and stuff it up in there for a couple hours, and it seems to clear up the problem till the next poop. if i don't, i get the sweaty butt within the hour after a doo doo

walpac's picture

Well, my stinky friends, I go through the same thing daily. I take my morning social and then spend the day either wiping away the debris or using TP as a pad to soak up the excess. I'm not proud but at least I'm not alone. I've even had a colonoscopy to see if there was a problem, which they say there is not. Apparently we share a , although generally unspoken of, problem. I feel better knowing this.

Devon's picture

Hey.
This is like joining a brotherhood . . . . I live OK - sorta - bit too mucj stress and a bit too much vino-aka-medicine . . . and have had various problems in the past (including hives - anyone else had that precursor?) and piles . . . but for the last two weeks (I am 54) I have sudenly found that if I sit for a while I leak . . . kinda cabbage-flavoured water . . . . weird or what?? I have resorted to the TP solution some other brothers (do any dames get this?) have noted but there must be a better way!!

One4all and all4one!!

Stinky Butt's picture

I'm glad to know (not glad that others have it) that there are other people with this problem. I have seriously been considering going to see the doc on this one as, like others of you have said, within a few hours of "dropping the kids off at the pool", my ass starts itching and when I go back, it's like a didn't finish wiping either!

My ass is hairy, so I attributed it somewhat to that. It definitely seems to be worse if I sweat after my daily BM, but I work in a 72 degree office building and rarely sweat from 8-5.

Honestly one of my biggest concerns is "hygiene odors" at work. I don't want to smell shitty while sitting in a meeting or something, so I'm often concerned if there is any odor emanating from my buttocks or not!

There also seems to be more shit down there the 2nd time around wiping if I have farted a lot in the previous few hours. Don't see any way that I can stop farting as this is a natural function.

Any suggestions? I see the ones about less fat, but I really haven't changed my diet. I wonder if weight has anything to do with it? I am about 6'1" and 215 lbs.

Thanks and I look forward to some resolution and sugggestions.

Cardinal Flyer's picture

My as leaks also,It's most unbelievable. I wipe very throughly, use a babywipe, then wipe clear and dry again. A few hours later that itchey slimey feeling is there, shit stained underware.
Colored underware is the only answer, preferably
camoflage.

itchiepoo's picture

yeah, and sometimes i just think my anus is a little itchy, and i scratch with my finger. and then i have fecesfingers. and im not in the bathroom. and i hide my fecesfingers until i can go. i can just cry for real when i have feces problems.

Aza's picture

I sweat alot from my anus it is like water and it is very annoying and also leaves like a bit of a water mark on a chair it fades after about 30 seconds this is very embasrrasing. Also i poop once or twice a day wipe my ass clean and then go to work come back it is sweaty and covered with crap.
Any one know what to do?

metoo's picture

This happens to me as well. I have none of the problems mentioned by others. I'm young, healthy and female. I don't have a hairy butt or crack sweat. Has anyone actually gone to the doctor for this?

Aza's picture

Got any ideas on it or how it can get better?

ThisGuy's picture

I'm with yall, at first I didn't know what was up. I have great hygiene, but I notice that "down there" smells after doing any physical work, especially working out. I'm physically in shape, young, I don't know what the problem is. Its really embarrassing being all smelly after you know that you have great hygiene. My ass just smells if I get to sweating. At six flags, waiting in line, I noticed people holding their noses as we went up steps, NOW THAT WAS REALLY EMBARRASING!!! If anyone finds out how to correct this, please post.

M's picture

Oh wow, thank god I came across this site, I did a google search about what this could be and what do about it and I came across this post, at least I'm not alone out there. I've had Crohn's disease since this past summmer and only until a couple months ago did this start happening. The first time or two I just thought, "oh I guess I just missed a spot wiping" or something like that, but it never stopped, I use the "stuff the TP" method, and change it a couple times a day. I'm 18, 5'8" 130lbs, I haven't changed my diet, I don't eat a lot fat, I stay active, I'm not sure what causes it or what stops it, I would like to know though...

L's picture

I am so glad I found this site! I have the same problem and I just want to say thank you to all of you. At least I am not the only one. I am going to go to the doctor some time in the near future and I will post back on what I have found out. Thanks again and yes I was to scared to put my email up.

sweaty ass mofo's picture

im with you all here. i think theres alot more of us than we think. just not everyone lets on. seems like just an unfortunate thing we cant help.
all well, wipe up friends.
nice to hear if any other females have this too.

Aza's picture

Well thanks you lot for you postings afterwards
Here is what happens
I Constanly feel wet i think it might be diareha then when i go to wipe it is just like sweat is there anything for this?
It leaves like a wet patch on the chair and this can be embarrasing as you have to hide it.
Then when you walk around it is like you have a wet circle neer your ass on your trousers does anyone know or can help.

PC's picture

i've been dealing with this poblem of soiled underwear, off and on, for several months. today i decided to try and find an explanation and hopefully a remady. explanations are plentyful, remadies are not. Diet can be a big factor but piles is another common reason. you can find some interesting info at, embarrassing problems.com in the mean time, moistened wipes and a change of dark underwear will go where i go.

relieved!'s picture

I'm in the same old boat! What a genuine relief to discover that I'm not a freak! It's a real dilemma to know what to do about this problem. Doctor option seems embarrassing and it's difficult to talk about this with anyone. Thanks for all the info and advice, I know I probably drink too much but not overly excessive, and I guess I'll try cutting down fatty foods. I think too much coffee doesn't help. I'll keep an eye on this site and update If I can help!

L's picture

Hi everyone:

My problem is that I feel wet and I go to the bathroom and I wipe and there is nothing there, it is almost like sweat or water, with a bad odor. So I decided to go to the doctor who then sent me to a surgeon. The surgeon said that it could be a couple of different things. It could be an abscess or I could be losing tention in my sphincter. So now that he ruled out an abscess I have to go back to the doctor in a month and let him know if I am having the same problem and if I am then he is going to send me to a specialist to see if my sphincter needs to be tighten up. I know this is embarrassing, but I would have to say put that behind you and go see what the doctor can do for you. If anything you may have something that he can fix. Well good luck to you all. I will check back with you when and if I find out anything.

Scott Vance's picture

I thought I was the only one with "fecal spatter". Nothing like having your butt mucus form small pools on the walls of your boxers.

As far as the itching goes...perhaps it's high time America start looking more closely at the bidet. :)

Bob's picture

I had an operation for an anal fissure a couple of years ago, and this has happened to me on a daily basis ever since. It's embarrassing and disturbing, but I don't know what can be done about it. My doctor said it would be back to normal over time but it hasn't. What I do is just buy a 20 pack of cheap washrags at Wal-Mart and keep one in my backpack and one in the car at all times. That way if I have an "attack" when I'm out I can just go into a bathroom, wet the rag and go clean up. Since those rags are cheap, you can just toss them into the trash (don't flush them). There's nothing worse than walking around squishy and itchy. Hope this helps.

Backell's picture

I can't believe I'm reading this. I'm sitting here, (leaking) and reading these to my wife who is getting a tremendous kick out of this because this a problem I have which we have discussed at length. It is, to say the least, a relief to know I'm not the only one in the world who has to make regular trips to the old restroom just to wipe. I also have to keep a bottle of Clorox Toilet cleaner next to the toilet for regular seat cleanings after pooping for the "smear-seat" effect that accompanies this problem on the more severe days.

Hong Kong Pooy's picture

Reading the above comments I wonder if we could hear from the poonurse again with a fuller explanation of what the medical cause of this problem is? The first time round poonurse merely commented that it may be a mucus thing? Ultimately I think part of it is down to diet but surely it cant all be? What are the medical reasons for such 'leakage' amongst otherwise healthy people? Stay positive guys and gals...

Laxative bud's picture

This happens to me too. What a small world we live in. P.S Why does the E-mail for 'Dave' for this site not work????

apples's picture

where was this site 4 years ago when i did the same search?! i play soccer regularly and this has always been a terribly embarrasing event... i sweat like no other and my ass is no exception... during the half i am really conscious of the wind direction and my position to my teamates... i try and shower before games but sometimes it doesn't help. lately i found the greatest thing, icy hot in a deoderant stick form. i use it on my joints and muscles where im hurting but the added benefit is the overpowering smell! my ass problem is embarrasing in the ladies department... i really don't feel comfortable being spontaneous and will keep the lady from going down there if i even suspect... i can shower before hand, get into bed, roll around and within 2 hours its back. this problem also keeps me from taking part in group athletics... imagine taking a capoeira class with your legs spinning around as you fan out your subtle ass scent to the circle of people around you... damn if that doesn't suck. i was told by a doctor, more fiber in the diet and the weak sphincter thing... what kind of weights can you lift with your sphincter?

Backell's picture

I've considered the possiblity that it is caffine, as I drink a lot of coffee? Are there non-coffe drinkers on this board who have the problem? Could we post our suspicions and see if there is some dietary commonality we share that could explain the problem?

IMPORTANT: THE ANSWER's picture

Right listen up people. I HAD this problem and I seem to have cured it. I wish to share with you all the secret of my success. Well, as everyone keeps saying - ITS FIBRE. By eating more fibre, your body cleanses itself and allows you to properly flush out your system. You eat crap and it produces mucus. Mucus will produce skid marks on the pan and make you spend endless hours wiping. I also think that it is this mucus that causes the poop to not stay where its suppose to. So there it is, eat more fibre. IT IS THE ANSWER. Try it and see! ease off the alcohol, the dairy products, the cheese, the processed foods and the junk food. Dont turn into a diet bore, just look for fibre rich foods and include them in your diet. Wholemeal bread, baked beans, kidney beans, nuts, bran. Also throw in some more fruit into your diet and DRINK plenty too as fibre needs the fluid to move. Fibre also has the additional benefit in that it fills you up. Watch your portion control and you should even lose weight! Some fibre evens passes through the body without being processed so it has NO calories!!! Look, just try it for yourself and you should be surprised. Let me know how you get on.

my name's picture

I'm trying the fibre!

Backell's picture

"you eat crap and it produces mucus"

Sorry, in the context that just sounds really funny.

IMPORTANT: THE ANSWER's picture

Sorry - its a British turn of phrase!

pooBud's picture

I thought I have heard it all. Butt Nooooo. I found this site.

The answer is {drum roll please...} FIBER. {Tadaaa}

Yes that is the solution. TP in the ole butt hole does work but you had better pray that it does not pop out and fall through your pants leg.

Well, I have this problem too. Yes, there, I have said it. I feel better now. My parents told me I was wiping incorrectly. Well, that was wrong in of itself.

You all must remember. We are all organic creatures so what goes in must come out; at some point. SO why not put a plug in everyday with a shot of Metamucil or some fiber supplement.

Now for the sweaty butt and mucus deal. Well, as I mentioned we are organic creatures but so is the land we garden on. These embarrassing events lets call them what they REALLY are; Dingle Berries. Mucus that attaches to the hairs of our butt and flourshes when body sweat comes along. So now we have nice ripe Dingle Berries.

Happy Picking!

T's picture

Ok people, i had this too for the latter half of my first semester in college. it was so bad that i couldnt go to any classes or be around any of my friends for fear of judgement (how do i smell, what if i get an urgency attack, etc) and i ended up failing out of college. i saw a doctor who put me on the metamucil for a month and it did NOT completely work. this is for those that the high fiber, low fat, low junk food diet isnt completely cuttin it for.

Fiber will get rid of the physical residue thats plaguing u and ur undergarments, but if you're prone to anxiety (if u have urgency attacks, feel discomfort and find nothing there but sweat when u go to wipe) this problem could keep goin on even after the physical problem is gone. This problem can be amplified or even caused by weed, as it has a tendency to cause panic attacks after frequent use over time.

I got off weed, saw two doctors, a gastrointerologist and got a flexible sigmoidoscopy (NO FUN) and after all of that and the diet they were putting me on, i was no better off than i was several months before. if u have this problem i very strongly suggest therapy.

it may sound weird but it completely turned my life around in this department. just having someone u can talk to about this, someone you know wont judge you because of this is a great feeling. self-confidence can change everything!

so if ur still having the "oh no, not now" bathroom run, or the "no way, did i just...", and realize nothings there, get off the weed and see a shrink before it gets worse, trust me.

The Doc's picture

ok ok, I think we need to differentiate between those people who suffer from these symptoms simply because of a lack of fibre in their diet and those who have a geniune medical condition or need therepy. For mild symptoms, increasing your intake of fibre will work (plenty of water remember). However, serious fecal incontinence (soiling yourself) and/or uncontrolable urgency in going t the toilet 'can' be signs of more severe problems such as IBS or other bowel disorders. I think the rule here has to be if you have mild symptoms, alter your diet and you should see improvement. More severe symptoms - get to a doctor and get checked out. It goes without saying that weed is clearly going to screw your body up so dont do it people. and finally remember - dont be a fool, wrap your tool.

so thankful for this's picture

I finally worked up the nerve to search for information on this topic and am delighted to have found this page. I am a 32 year old female, moderately overweight, who doesn't eat too badly, but for the last year, this has become an issue - seemingly out of the blue. No skid marks (yet!) but the need for ongoing wiping and, itching, and squishy gross feeling has been a nightmare. I've been cramming Prep H suppositories up there in hopes that this was hemmrhoid related (and, to give those suckers credit they did help the itching) but now I realize it's just plain old A.L. Well, no more. I'm going to increase my fiber (here I come metamucil) and pray this stops b/c right now I'm single and if I don't fix this problem soon I'll certainly be staying that way. .. .

Trails53's picture

I've had this problem for several years now. It started when I began running. I read in a runner's magazine that if you take ibuprofin before a race it can cause anal leakage. I never took ibuprofin, so that wasn't the problem, but at least I knew that anal leakage was a problem for people other than me. I also eat a lot of fibre through my diet, but that's when it seems to be at its worst...when things start moving freely through my body. My doctor had never heard of anal leakage (??? time to change doctors?) so she wasn't any help. I also notice it more when I exercise and run (which makes me sweat)but I had never associated the sweating with the AL before. I thought that I was just so "into" what I was doing that my sphincter muscle relaxed because I wasn't concentrating on keeping it closed -- which doesn't make any sense, but nothing about AL does!!! It's not a constant problem - just when there's physical exertion of the working out or running kind. Neatly folded toilet paper placed strategically is my friend, but still not very comfortable. It dries out the sphincter muscle and you are always conscious of the fact that it's stuck in your crack. Until someone figures it out the problem, though, it's my only hope!

no name's picture

sounds like there isn't a cure. i've gone to like 5 doctors and nobody has any clue. i'm going to eat 100% fiber and see if that helps. i am so grateful i found this site though. i've done google searches for the past 8 years and found nothing. 8 years....geez.

L's picture

Hi everyone:
Well I may an answer to part of the problem for woman. I was having what I thought was a leaking butt. I would have wetness and itchiness back there and I would go to the bathroom and there was nothing but something that reminded my of sweat. I have a bladder condition that I have to go to the doctor to get treatments for and I was talking to my nurse when she said something about my birth control pills. Now I have never read about this before or even heard of this as a side effect, but I guess there are some birth control pills that can cause over active vaginal juices (for a lack of a better term). She told me to try this to see if it was a leaky butt or over active vagina. Not on your period put a tampon in, if you have a leaking vagina the tampon will soak up the extra and no leaky butt, but if you do this and you still have wetness back there then it is a leaky butt. Now if you don't have a leaky vagina and it is a leaky butt, well lets just say it doesn't feel good when you pull this out. Please make sure that you follow directions on the package and be smart about how long you leave the tampon in. If it is a leaking vagina you can have your doctor change your bith control pills and amen no more leaky feeling. Well I hope this helps and by the way the birth control pills I was on that was causing this is Alesse. Good luck to all of you.

E's picture

OK Now I finally found some sort of a answer to this I thought was only a problem I was having. I guess I am not alone. I will be changing my diet to more fiber. I guess metamucil should help. I am some what relieved to have found this site. It is kinda amusing to me hearing this taken to somewhat a laughing matter to what I thought was a serious problem. This has been happening to me for a long time but inconsistant. Lately it has been happening to me almost every day now. At least you all made me figure out what the hell has been happening. I thought it was the curse of my Ex wife.

The Doc's picture

Could still be your Ex wife - who knows!

a00's picture

x brings up a good point i mean i got nothing aginst smokeing weed i just quit but the was for relationship reasions but if you have proof plzzzz post im not complaing im just saying is there any proof to back any of that up

420's picture

happy 420! do it right

The Doc's picture

In response to x, I was merely replying to T when they said - 'but if you're prone to anxiety (if u have urgency attacks, feel discomfort and find nothing there but sweat when u go to wipe) this problem could keep goin on even after the physical problem is gone. This problem can be amplified or even caused by weed, as it has a tendency to cause panic attacks after frequent use over time'

Maybe you should have read all the posts properly before quoting me?

And as for screwing your body up - does it not impare your driving, your reactions, your ability to focus on tasks etc etc etc. Notwithstanding the fact that it is smoked with tobacco.

With regards to alcohol - again if you had read ALL the posts you would have seen that I had already commented that in preventing this problem it may be wise to ease off the alcohol.

You keep smoking the weed though kids ;) and you'll never know what effect its having on your skid mark problem.

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