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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1641 Comments on "my butt is leaky"

sittingpretty's picture
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Mr. Jim,after you wipe with a wet wipe. Dry the area with tp before you pull your pants up.
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MR. JIM's picture

I CHECKED OUT THIS SITE 1 MONTH AGO BECAUSE I DEVELOPED A LARGE RED RASH ON BOTH SIDES IN THE CRACK OF MY BUTT PLUS HAD A CLEAR LIQUID LEAK OUT. IT DID NOT ITCH BUT I NEVER HAD THIS BEFORE IN MY LIFE. I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND HE SAID IT COULD BE JOCK ITCH (RINGWORM) CAUSED FROM MOISTURE. HE TOLD ME TO USE LAMISIL WHICH I DID FOR 2 WEEKS - TWICE A DAY WITH LITTLE RESULTS. SEEN MY DERMATOLOGIST AND HE SAID IT WAS NOT A FUNGUS AND GAVE ME A PRESCRIPTION CALLED DESONIDE OINTMENT 0.06%. BEING THAT I READ SO MANY ARTICLES ON THIS SITE I MADE SOME MORE CHANGES. I LIMITED MY COFFEE TO 2 CUPS A DAY, SWITCHED TO A 12 GRAIN BREAD (HIGH FIBER), STARTED EATING RAISEN BRAN (HIGH FIBER)IN THE MORNINGS AND THEN STOPPED USING WHAT I CALL BUTT WIPES. WELL, THE RASH IS COMPLETELY GONE, I FEEL BETTER WITHOUT SO MUCH COFFEE PLUS MY STOOL IS MORE FIRM AND I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH A LEAKY BUTT. ALL IS BACK TO NORMAL!

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I'm a 46 year old male. Last year I developed a hemorrhoid but none of the treatments I received from my physician helped. He basically told me if it didn't go away on its own I'd have to live with it or try surgery.

Shortly thereafter I started realizing that I had many of the symptoms described here: leakage, excessive smell, etc. I was too ashamed and disgusted to tell anyone and started to do some research online. I came across this site and based upon some of the recommendations I was going to try to up my fiber uptake until someone recommended Colonix by DrNatura. I did some research (they have some amazing testimonials) and decided to try it. It's a little pricey and the full treatment lasts three months but it's simple. You just mix and drink some herbal supplement with water, take some tablets and drink some tea based upon their schedule. After a few weeks I definitely noticed an improvement and by the end of three months my "problem" had cleared up and my hemorrhoid eventually went away as well.

I don't work for them and I'm not a shill (I never recommend anything online lol) but this was such a horrifying experience that I wanted to let others who face it know what worked for me. Good luck!

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Beanfeaster, you really need to find a doc that will take your symptoms seriously, like a gastroenterologist. Dont go back to the one who asked you what you wanted him to do about it. He is no good. You definitely have a problem you cant solve alone. Dont give up if you get a jerk for a doc. Just keep looking until you find the right one.
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Bean Feaster's picture

I'm a forty-year old male, normal weight. My problem's been lots of itching, plus some stinging, usually related to some kind of mostly clear, non-smelly liquid, which I took to be a discharge, though it sometimes seems more like sweat. I was especially bothered by it at night and eventually realised I needed to take a dump before I went to bed or the liquid would irritate me and keep me awake. This made me think it was liquid draining from more solid poop I needed to excrete. The only problem was, while I usually find pooping pretty easy, at night I didn't necessarily really need to go and would often only manage a few hard, dark little rocks, though sometimes great reserves of quite normal poop arrive after the removal of one of these little plugs. This now makes me interested in Trust Me I'm A Doctor's impacted faeces thesis. It's just that, even pooping out these little rocks generally took care of the problem. And because of this, I didn't really even think of the discharge as a condition until recently, just a byproduct of needing to poop.

The thing that changed my view was increasing incidences of mild bleeding. This seemed to be related to eating certain foods - cheddar and meat as far as I could tell - as well as to the acidity of the discharge. So I looked that up and the main thing I came up with was, if I had bleeding, I needed to see the GP, which I did. He didn't say anything about fissures, but slipped on a rubber glove and felt around for hems. Did I have them? He couldn't tell, but said my anus was very inflamed (thanks, I knew that) and prescribed anusol suppositories for possible mild hems and Fucidin H, a hydrocortisone cream for the inflammation, which he said might be an infection of 'some sort'. He seemed bored.

This seemed to be a treatment for symptoms, not causes. The prescriptions stopped the itching for short periods and the anusol even seems to stop the discharge. I also gave up coffee completely (formerly I drank two cups, black, every day) and chocolate, which I also took black. However, I switched to black tea, which I'll now also leave out, given that I'm still getting itching and the odd bit of bleeding. My diet's already pretty high in fiber, lots of veg and whole grains, especially brown rice, millet, wholeweheat bread and, lately, rye grains. Also oatmeal porridge at night lately. This stuff's great and always guarantees a good pooh, but doesn't mitigate the bad effects of other foods. However, not sure, but lately it seems I'm more able to eat cheddar without bleeding or getting stingy poohs. Could be the anusol's helped somehow; or the caffeine decrease; I really can't be sure.

Thing is, I was vegetarian for eight years in my twenties and, during that time, I ate some beans that hadn't been soaked properly and I had a very bad reaction. I was ill all weekend, then couldn't eat any beans at all for about a year without having terrible diarrhea, as if food was simply rushing through me without being properly digested. My sensitivity was so bad, even bread with soya flour (very common ingredient in mass-produced bread) seemed to bring it on, as well as soya sausages. Total nightmare for a vegetarian. I discovered that dried bean powder was used in diet pills precisely because it inhibits digestive functions. Well I was getting rather thin, but this is no way to do it, believe me. It just means your food's going right through you, in a way that is alarming, inconvenient and really unpleasant. During that time I saw an even more bored looking doctor who's reaction to my story was literally, 'What do you expect me to do about it?' Eventually, upon learning that vit c was good for digestion, I started scoffing about ten oranges a day and this seemed to sort me out very quickly.

I've sort of wondered if this was related to the discharge somehow. I came to this site because this evening I saw a documentary on food science that mentioned olestra, the 'fat-free' (because indigestible) fat used in WOW chips and how it had been linked to 'anal leaking'. This was what really made me realise it was a condition. I thought, well, if an indigestible fat could cause it, maybe indigestible beans could have caused it too. The wikipedia page on steatorrhea (apparently the technical term for AL) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_leakage makes interesting reading.

'Orlistat (Xenical) is a diet pill that works by blocking the enzymes that digest fat. As a result fat cannot be absorbed from the gut and some fat is excreted in the feces instead of being metabolically digested, sometimes causing oily anal leakage.'

'Treatments are mainly correction of the underlying cause, as well as digestive enzyme supplements.'

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Might have actually found out what was causing my problem and if your in luck, yours as well.

I thought back to what changed just before I developed this problem, and originally I could only think of my change in diet, but then I realized something else as well. As part of my diet change, I decided to chew a lot of gum(and I seriously mean a lot as in 30+ pieces a week) because it was a nice distraction to food. From some quick scans online it seems like chewing and swallowing gum can cause this problem. Im now trashing my gum and Ill keep you all updated over the results.

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Im currently going through the same problem and have tried some of the solutions posted.

Increasing my fiber caused the problem to disapear in about 1-2 days, but after 2-3 weeks the problem came back, even with me continuing the fiber. While it seems to smell less now, it looks like theres a lot more liquid coming out.

As for the diet and caffine suggestions, this problem started about 1-2 months after I changed my diet to make it healthier.

As for the drinking more water, I started doing this as well about 1-2 months before I had this problem. I used to drink mostly milk, but switched to water to cut the calories.

Ive also noticed that Im starting to get some pain on my butthole. Stings a lot when I try to wipe, so Ive mostly been relying on patting it. I also feel extremely constipated (started after the increase in fiber), but nothing ever comes out. What does come out seems to be much thinner than normal.

Could this be hemorrhoids or something? Im trying to find out what the cause of it is, but no main medical website is listing this as a symptom. The only thing Ive been able to find is that something is likely blocking part of my intestines, but could this problem really go on for a couple months?

Thanks for any help.

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Happyoldbob.....Happy old Chief here, I got you beat by a few years (68 on my next birthday). Beer might be causing your change in stool habits but I wouldn't really worry as long as I was not passing only what looks like pea soup.
Do a Google search on Bristol Stool Scale" and you can read about the many types of bowel movements that are considered more or less normal. My stools are looser than they were when I was a young man but I don't worry about it.

I noticed when I approved your post that you are an Aussie, we at poop report are an international community and have members from many countries including the land-down-under. Why don't you register and become a regular? We would welcome you with open arms and you would be surprised by how much fun we have.


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Isn't the internet amazing to be able to talk about our problems. I am a 62 year old male and I seem to be having more of this bowel leak problem as I get older.

I drink more alcohol than I used to, I am semi retired but still with a bit of work pressure in my new part time job.

So far I think my problem is occasional, but the last week or two I have been pretty bad. I do a poo, have a shower, then go to golf, and by half time, I feel like I am loose. At the end of 18 holes (of golf), I go the the toilet and the paper looks like I have just had a loose crap, this has happend for the last couple of weeks. I must admit I gave up half way thru this blog, there was just too many comments and many of them seemed to be from peopel under 40. I also saw someone older mentioned seeing a doc re serious bowel problems.

So I reckon I am a sporty type person, worst bad habit is I like beer, but I eat an orange and weetbix for brekky each day. Can someone of my age comment please. Thanks, Bob.

Ass Wipe's picture

OK, I am comming out ! I too have this problem, I do not have any reson that my Butt would be loose! I have had the leaking problem for a while, after doing my dooty and making sure I wiped and wiped and wiped, I still had to go back to the restroom a short time later with the same feeling everyone else has, to find that I must not have wiped well enough!
Well, My solution is , in the morning after I shower, I have a dry stick under arm deoderant that I only use for my BUTT! I swipe that in my but crack, it seems to stop any sweating and actually seems to let me wipe better ( easier) durring the day
helps me
good luck

Scatmasterjj's picture

Diet, Tampax, baby powder, and wipes works every time.

2 curious's picture

I don't have the answers but I can say I have found
a lot of help from eating a lot of rice. It apparently
helps to soak up moisture not being absorbed in the
colon. I can't yet say if this relief is from other
foods I otherwise would have eaten but did not.

Ileocecal Valve's picture

For the people that cut caffeine, popcorn, chips, rough food from their diet and that helped tremendously, the problem was likely an dysfunctional/irritated ileocecal valve. It's a "valve" that joins the small and large intestines together. If it gets stuck open from a variety of reasons, it loses it ability to control fecal matter from going back up to the small intestines and being absorbed into the bloodstream or back down causing bouts of diarrhea and constipation and eventually AL.

A simple massage of the pelvic area will re-train the ileocecal valve. A couple inches left of your RIGHT hipbone and a couple of inches down is where it is located. Massage that area firmly with your finger tips in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. Do this before a meal and throughout the day. You may not see immediate results, but a few weeks or months you may see improvement.

Anonymous Coward's picture

WOW, this site has been useful, i am 30 years old and i have been having this for the past few years.
I play cricket and ride a bike every day, and performing both i get an odd feeling near my ass, then i have to dash off to the toilet (its very very anoying when you aren't supposed to move for hours) to wipe. Riding the bike sucks as i don't want my pants pushed into my crap stained ass.
Its not a lot of residue, but i have always wiped my butt clean so there has never been any crap left, but within 30mins of wiping i go back to check and its damp.
Sometimes it just feels damp and i wipe and there is nothing there.

My diet hasn't changed, my brother had IBS and i did go through a stage of crapping and gas for a while, but this was years after the problem presented itself.
Sometimes it smells bad and i hope and there is a little blood/

I have a crap once or twice a day and i don't eat much fruit and i don't drink litres of water i have a few glasses, overall i am not overweight. 80KG, 6FT.

i think in my case its one of the following:

1. Diet
2. Some kind of rip in my ass
3. IBS

i can't see what else it can be.

I have recently signed up with a doctor after not being registered for 3 years, i will pop down and see what they say.
I will try some fibre before, see if i can solidily the poos first.

I have some days where it doesn't happen but its few and far between.

THE CURE - Indentify the REAL CAUSE's picture

I've been suffering from AL for 10 years. I have finally begun to see light at the end of the tunnel...

I grew up with bad bathroom habits. I would literally sit on the toilet for an hour to evacuate completely. Years of constipation and diahrrea, and pushing to evacuate caused this problem. The weird looks, the negative comments, the embarrassment, the trauma...it has affected me negatively yet in a way positively.

I desperately went to the doctors, and went through multiple tests, exams, and procedures to figure out what was causing this issue. Every time it came back as a disappointment. Doctor said to increase fiber and drink lots of water. Fiber made things worse, because it caused me to become plugged up. Trying to understand why fiber made me more constipated, I came up with the conclusion that it must be a muscular issue because fiber SHOULD help move things through. And boy, was I right!

My pelvic muscles became so weak from the years of constipation and diahrrea it eventually lost the tone to "hold things in place". This happens to women after giving birth. My problem was part of the anus was "sliding" out, which showed the mucus membrane (pink part) of the anus. And add to the mix of the anxiety/stress I dealt with from fear of smelling, it made me sweat down there which worsens the problem.

Look in a mirror...if you see any pink, that is causing you to leak!

***THE FIX***

-TAKE PLENTY OF FIBER AND PLENTY OF WATER
-REGULARLY DO KEGEL EXERCISES TO TONE THE PELVIC MUSCLES.

I had a doctor years back tell me to do these exercises, but stopped because it had not helped. Years later, I realized I was doing them wrong. I was tightening the wrong muscle

Take a deep breath, and completely exhale to release any tension and do not flex any muscles especially your abdominal muscles. Picture yourself urinating, and then stopping the flow of urine. These are the muscles you need to work on. Then, try to imagine your are "pulling" your anus anus up. My situation was bad where I had a difficult time pulling it up. So I would take some toilet paper and push it up with my fingers. Hold this as long as possible and with all your might(up to a minute) and then relax everything for 10-15 seconds. Repeat.

It is important you do not flex your Abdominal muscles while doing the kegel exercise because that will defeat the purpose of this exercise because it will push pelvic muscles the anus back out (downwards). Do this daily and you WILL SEE RESULTS if you do them PROPERLY.

After two months of this, I am finally having normal bowel movements and able to evacuate completely and the leaking has improved 90%. Before this, it would feel I would not completely evacuate which made the leakage worse. With long bouts of constipation and straining, your pelvic muscles weaken which makes you more constipated and causes leakage.

Do these exercises along with a high fiber diet, and YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!

Identify the CAUSE, then FIX IT's picture

I've been suffering from AL for 10 years. I have finally begun to see light at the end of the tunnel...

I grew up with bad bathroom habits. I would literally sit on the toilet for an hour to evacuate completely. Years of constipation and diahrrea, and pushing to evacuate caused this problem. The weird looks, the negative comments, the embarrassment, the trauma...it has affected me negatively yet in a way positively.

I desperately went to the doctors, and went through multiple tests, exams, and procedures to figure out what was causing this issue. Every time it came back as a disappointment. Doctor said to increase fiber and drink lots of water. Fiber made things worse, because it caused me to become plugged up. Trying to understand why fiber made me more constipated, I came up with the conclusion that it must be a muscular issue because fiber SHOULD help move things through. And boy, was I right!

My pelvic muscles became so weak from the years of constipation and diahrrea it eventually lost the tone to "hold things in place". This happens to women after giving birth. My problem was part of the anus was "sliding" out, which showed the mucus membrane (pink part) of the anus. And add to the mix of the anxiety/stress I dealt with from fear of smelling, it made me sweat down there which worsens the problem.

Look in a mirror...if you see any pink, that is causing you to leak!

***THE FIX***

-TAKE PLENTY OF FIBER AND PLENTY OF WATER
-REGULARLY DO KEGEL EXERCISES TO TONE THE PELVIC MUSCLES.

I had a doctor years back tell me to do these exercises, but stopped because it had not helped. Years later, I realized I was doing them wrong. I was tightening the wrong muscle

Take a deep breath, and completely exhale to release any tension and do not flex any muscles especially your abdominal muscles. Picture yourself urinating, and then stopping the flow of urine. These are the muscles you need to work on. Then, try to imagine your are "pulling" your anus anus up. My situation was bad where I had a difficult time pulling it up. So I would take some toilet paper and push it up with my fingers. Hold this as long as possible and with all your might(up to a minute) and then relax everything for 10-15 seconds. Repeat.

It is important you do not flex your Abdominal muscles while doing the kegel exercise because that will defeat the purpose of this exercise because it will push pelvic muscles the anus back out (downwards). Do this daily and you WILL SEE RESULTS if you do them PROPERLY.

After two months of this, I am finally having normal bowel movements and able to evacuate completely and the leaking has improved 90%. Before this, it would feel I would not completely evacuate which made the leakage worse. With long bouts of constipation and straining, your pelvic muscles weaken which makes you more constipated and causes leakage.

Do these exercises along with a high fiber diet, and YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!

Trying to Solve It's picture

Just a follow up... I've been off coffee (completely- no decaf) for three days. I'm also cutting back on my alcohol consumption & eating some source of NATURAL fiber each day. So far, so good. I'm on day three with no AL issues!!!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Anybody notice that after taking pain meds i.e oxycotin, that the problem occurs? I had such terrible constipation while taking the medication and went off of it 3 days ago. Now I have the leakage, and it burns (doesn't itch)
Anyone else with this problem?

generalfrosty's picture

I had anal leakage. Ruined several pairs of underwear.
Some routines I used that were helpfull: A removable shower head is perfect for cleaning your anus and surrounding area well. I also use a shower poof specially for that area.
Moist 'babywipes' are best to wipe with. I try to only poop at home, but if I have to use a public restroom, I wet paper towels and bring them into the stall with me.
The BEST method to avoid and/or subdue anal leakage - despite your best efforts to clean yourself - is to introduce a diet RICH in fiber. More fiber = cleaner colon = easier moviement of bowels = less buildup in colon. The more fiber you have in your diet will decrease anal leakage because all that excess fecal-fluid will be soaked up and excreted when you poo.
Try a good colon-clensing program. They work wonders.

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Whew... I've been reading this site off and on for quite some time. I, too, am glad I'm not the only sufferer. If nothing else, this site can be used as some sort of database for symptoms, and possible remedies.

Here's my story (with lots of details):

I am a 31 year old male, suffering from this problem for about 8 months now. I started last August or so. I had gone in for my yearly physical, and noted to the doctor that I had an uncontrollable sweat problem under my arms. Among other things, he also did a cholesterol check. Finding my heriditary high cholesterol, he prescribed some Simvastatin (Lipitor generic). He also prescribed something to "blot" my underarms with to stop the excessive sweating.

Within 2 weeks of the two medicines, I developed AL. I mostly have the mucusey kind with no smell. Sometimes I do have some bits of excriment though. I immediately attributed this to the Cholesterol med, so took myself off it, thinking of other cholesterol blockers like "olestra."

Through reading this site, I've tried it all. I've quit coffee for about 3 weeks (switched to decaf), I've tried the Fiber supplement (works for a week at most), upped my exercise, stopped dairy for two weeks, etc.

Here's my stats... I'm 5'8", about 165, athletic, high stress job, lots of driving/sitting in my job, married, no kids, no drugs, no smoking, but lots of alcohol.

About two months after the problem started, my wife, some friends and I all took a trip up to do a "micro-brewery tour." After a full day of drinking microbrews, I excused myself to go take a piss. While pissing, I felt something wet running down my leg. Knowing of my AL problem, I pulled my PJ's down and inspected, to see that I had completely crapped myself. I was mortified. At this point I decided it was time to go back to the Dr. and relay my issue.

I told my primary, who felt it his duty to do the finger test. Of course, we found nothing wrong with the muscle of the sphincter.

He referred me to the gastrointestinalist (is that a word?) who couldn't see me for another two months.

When I saw the gastro doc, he asked me my symptoms, and we identified the risk of a parasite, due to my camping activities. (are you aware of the more tha 175 kinds of parasites that can infect the human body? Dr's usually only check for the most common ones) He ran some blood tests to check for lactose intolerance and also requested stool samples. Everything he checked for came back negative with both tests.

His next suggestion to me was to lay off dairy for two weeks (as mentioned above.) Then he said to follow up with a colonoscopy & endoscopy (stomach flush). I haven't gone yet for either of these. Up until now, I have been able to keep this problem from my wife, and if I go for any of these "all day" procedures, she will surely have questions.

More details... I am sort of vegetarian as it is: No red meat. Not much fast food. I do strive to eat whole grains. I am a home brewer (as of January). I thougt maybe the live yeast caused this problem. I started to take acidophillus (like the natural yeast in your GI) but it does not seem to help much. I have now stopped taking the fiber supplement, as it seems to tear me apart, and leave the red streaks on the TP. I have a healthy sex drive, and I do masterbate regularly. Sometimes I feel the leakage come when erect, thus having more bloodflow the anus.

Reading some more posts tonight, I'm suspecting six things still: 1) iron: my diet is probably low in iron. 2) acid: still like spicy foods and coffee; 3) alcohol: the refined sugars could be causing this; 4) the alcohol over the years has caused tiny ulcers in my stomach to form, thus causing the extra mucous to line it & leak; 5) I still have some sort of parasite (I get the worm coming out of my anus feeling during leakage) 6) the original anti-persperant perscription (note - I haven't sweated from my underarms in months without additional applications), and there's been some talk about "anal sweating." This problem occurred witin 2 weeks of using this remedy for under-arm sweating...

Anyhow, a thank you to all who have shared & much support for all who continue to suffer. Keep perservering & we'll find a solution.

Russell's picture
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I've had the problem before but it eventually went away. I'd wipe and wipe and then a few hours later, go back to the bathroom with stuff in my crack.
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Jade's picture

Hi again...I just left a long loving post, and I forgot to ask...

I read the poo-RN above stating that a person can use a tampon for leaky butt. But then I read another website where a person pointed out the danger of having a tampon actually moving up into the colon and intestines. The person warned never to do this. Makes sense. Any thoughts anyone? Also I realize the risks of bacteria growth in putting a tampon in the anus or vaginal. So if someone wanted to risk putting a tampon in the anus, I'd change it every two hours, but actually I wouldn't do it in the first place. I'd use a pad + baby wipes + change diet and lifestyle dramatically.

Read the science of Natural Hygiene. Changing your lifestyle will solve every degenerative health problem you have.
www.FoodnSport.com
www.Health101.org
http://www.colitis-crohns.com/
www.LivingYogaNow.com
etc.
All of the resources above are friends with each other. They can help you to feel better and be fitter and healthier than you ever have in your life.

Jade's picture

I know the answers.
Natural fiber from whole unprocessed foods (NOT powderded fiber!) is the secret to the natural diet of human beings. What foods contain fiber you ask? Fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, and small amounts of nuts and seeds. Grains are full of fiber too, but be aware that grains are naturally for birds, not humans! Most humans are allergic to grains, so choose a superior non-allergic grain like Quinoa. What foods do not contain fiber? Animal flesh and animal secretions like meat, dairy, and eggs.

So how am I supposed to live off of plants? YIKES! Well, since humans ARE scientifically considered anthropoid primates, then humans ARE naturally frugivorous herbivores. In other words, all other primates thrive from eating fruit mono-meals and an abundance of leafy greens. Get addicted to green smoothies (bananas or other fruit blended with leafy greens + maybe a touch of fresh mint and nothing else). Get addicted to fruit mono meals for your first two meals, then if you must, eat non-allergic pasta or Quinoa + steamed veggies + large leafy green salad for dinner. Eat the fattier meal for dinner, and be aware! You may think you are going light on the fat, but fat has 4000 calories per pound, whereas fruit has 300 calories per pound, and thus you may think "Oh, I ate a pound of fruit and only three tablespoons of fat." Well, your meal may be 60% fat in calories which would be too high.

Try an experiment:
Eat 80% of more of your calories from simple carbs (fresh fruit and leafy greens).
Eat 10% or less of your calories from proteins (fruits and leafy greens have more protein than you will ever need, and yes, they have all of the amino acids, all the vitamins, and all the minerals + all the water you need + fiber + more!)
Eat 10% or less of your calories from fats (fats are very good for us, but if eaten in excess oh my...they ARE the culprit!). Fruits and yes leafy greens contain plenty of fats. Be aware that avocado is about 70% fat, and be aware that most nuts and seeds are about 70% fat! Eat fats sparingly!

For more information go to www.FoodnSport.com and read Dr. Graham's awesome book The 80/10/10 Diet. or read www.Health101.org. or Google Dr. David Klein of Vibrance magazine. He specializes in digestive issues. He has a great book out that applies to all of us here. All three resources I just gave you know each other and agree on pretty much everything.

Also, I went to a hemorrhoid clinic and learned to never use TP to wipe, but instead to use baby wipes - the ones that have as few chemicals in them as you can find or make (you can make your own baby wipes; it's super duper easy and cheap!)

I suspect that hemorrhoids can be causing this problem for some. The tissues where people get hemorrhoids are like three balloons that enable us to hold our poop. If these tissues get weak, then degrees of incontinence can result.

Since I have been doing the 80/10/10 diet (I am in incredible athletic shape, 38 year old female), I have to say one of the best benefits is no more hemmorhoid or poop problems. Also, my poop smells like fruit or sweet vegetables, and this is actually how healthy poop for humans should smell. Similarly, if you smell the poop of a Koala bear who is eating his or her natural diet (eucalyptus), their poop will smell like the food they ate, not like shit! So why does cow farm shit stink? Because the humans are feeding the cows grains, which are NOT the animals' natural diet. My friend, who is an MD, also does the 80/10/10 diet, and she has this great saying...

"I hate it when my poop smells like shit!"

She and I both fall off the 80/10/10 wagon occasionally, and when this happens, the poop smells like shit...disgusting.

So there is hope for all of us, and for any of you who are adventurous and ready for a challenging experiment....do the 80/10/10 diet, and get ready to detox and heal from years of self and society abuse. Get ready to feel great.

Anonymous Coward's picture

hi from asia. i have the same problem where after 30 mins or so, i feel a little itch and when i wipe, i see a little poop stain like it was the last stages of wiping. I've been drinking cofee on a daily basis for almost five months and have been binging on fastfood occasionally. on my own i've been deciding to stop drinkin coffe to find out if it was the cause. reading your mentions about coffee made me more confident. i've stoppped coffee for 2 days but the AL still hasn't stopped. I'l also take your advice and fill up on more fiber. Is oatmeal good? anyway I'll post again if the resuls are good. thanks!

Anonymous Coward's picture

WOW! What a great site. Ive had this problem for years, and too much of a coward to talk with a doctor. Im going to try fiber and a better diet. This has been both helpful and humorous. Thanks again!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hey I have the same problem I was laying in the bed the other night and It felt like my but was taking a piss.. so I went to the bathroom to wipe my ass and It was shit.. Im not even gonna lie It scared the shit out of me ... but I guise its natural... this site eased my mind.. Im not allone..

Anonymous Coward's picture

if i were to use the ultra-thin nursing pads do i use them like i would use the ol toilet paper folded and placed between my butt cheeks? anybody? lol..

Got Poopie Poo Poo's picture

Holy crap...thought I was the only one. Gonna try everything listed here to try to solve this. I too have the ManPons made out of toilet paper. The most embarassing thing for me was having sexy with my woman and leaving a streak of poo on her leg from my leaky butt.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have also suffered with this for two years. During that time I had taken a large amount of Ibuprofen and often Aprin also. Both caused stomach bleeding and that led to a mucus discharge from the anus. I had no idea at the time and found this out much later. When my hip problem was sorted out and I did not need the constant ingestion of mild pain kilers, the problem ALMOST left. I had to change my diet and stop drinking Coke by the gallon everyday and I ate a lot more fibre. RESULT: Problem gone! Back to being dry and socially acceptable again. I don't drink or do drugs. I am 56 and male and resonably fit but a little over wieght. I have started long walks to deal with that.

Good luck.

Hope this helps someone.

Anonymous guy's picture

I first noticed the sweat issue less than two years ago around when i started college. The time when it is REALLY a big problem is when sitting on black or dark-colored hard seats (plastic or metal) for any period of time. There is often a mark of wetness left on the seat which is extremely embarrassing and requires a quick move to cover it up and wait for it to dissipate within a minute or so. I cut the morning coffee, and any sort of danish with sugar, frosting, etc. but little help. It still varies from day to day. I guess after the years worth of comments here, there is no magic remedy other than dealing with it, but if someone figures something out, let us know. :(

Anonymous Coward's picture

I found it!!!! There are a few causes and some treatments. Google 'spinal damage anal leakage' then click on the site 'Continence Symptoms and Treatments'. This site mentions that a lot of doctors aren't knowledgable in this area and some don't take it seriously. Since my motor vehicle accident and spinal injury I have suffered the leakage, itch and embarassing mess. I will know go to the doctor with information and ask for a referral. Good luck folks!!!!

hotdog water crack's picture

i have a constant sweaty ass crack. i wipe my ass all the time through out the day and it furiates me when i have to get up nd find a bathroom to wipe it dry. not only that i powder my ss real good and 10 minutes later, my ass feels sweaty and that powder magically dispers. wtf! now i wad up a few pieces of tiolet paper and powder both to try and prvide double protection againt the sweaty ass crack and my ass seems to win everytime. can anyone help me

ChiliKahKah's picture
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As tp Psyllium husks as a treatment, do it during the football season and root for Nebraska. Then you can truly say GO HUSKERS !

Antibiotics can cause this's picture

Clostridium_difficile

Leakage am I's picture

Guys, The first step in recovery is by going to your Dr. and confidently saying "I'm a leaker and a stinker". Trust me he will understand. Brothers and sisters this has been my cross to bear also. The solution exists, it's just a matter of finding it. Start with your Dr. (if you can aford it) or the husk fiber.

Anonymous Coward 2009's picture

Thanks for this site. I'm not alone. I've had this problem off and on for a few years, but it hasn't gotten too bad until the past few months. It doesn't matter how much i wipe,there is still some there. I use baby wipes now and it helps a little, but it doesn't solve the problem. I know that if i walk around my butt cheeks will move together and make a mess, so i try to take a dump at night before i go to bed. I've never mentioned my condition to anyone. It's almost like my sphinctor clenches against the turd at the wrong time, breaks it in half, and makes a mess. I often get streak marks so i buy dark underwear. I notice that if i clean good when i'm in the shower with a rag and soap it helps. i haven't had 3 consecutive day normal poops in months. thanks for the comments. i'm going to try eating more fiber and let you know how it works out.

maybe i have anal thrush's picture

i have had diarrhea for the past 3 weeks i have been on antibiotics for what i thoght was a uti infectio but it turns out its something else because i still have the symptms of it eve though they say the infection has cleared i think it vaginal thrush. i have stinging and burning after urinating and then i would see blood in my urine. it was PAINFUL at one point it hurt so bad i coudn't even walk . i am supposed to see a urologist today. its alot better but i still have the symptoms that something is wrong.i hve been taking pyridums so it helps alot i have been coping with it i am frustrated and exhausted. But besies the vaginal issues. i have had diarhea for the past 3 weeks i think i have anal and vaginal thrush my but ithes a little i have no leakage though i don't think but its a little itchy. i feel like i am infested and disgusted hope this damn urolgist has the answers and the medicine i nee to bring my life back to normal because i am exhausted. seone help with some much needed advice.

Cantakeanymore's picture

For about 10 years, have had anal leakage problems. I went to doctor numerous times and they had no idea. They stated that my gall bladder was shot though. I had them take it out and they found many gallstones. Its been three months and the problems have not went away. I found this site and I started taking fiber supplements because I dont eat ANYTHING with fiber, never have. I have 3 good days, then 3 bad days. I still cant beat this. It is affecting my entire life.

Its the same problem as many of you have had. It just keeps leaking, and causing much irritation. Its as if there is more in there and is slowly seeping out. Any more ideas?

leaknomore's picture

I agree with those that reco Psyllium Husks Powder. Without question this is like a miracle for my butt. It's cheap too. I found I need only about 1 level teaspoon (1/2 the normal dose. Nothing else worked for me. Not eating more Fibre One cereal, cranberry juice, garlic, etc.

Ignoranceisbliss's picture

I have had this issue as well. Everyone's descriptions have summed up my own feelings. As for all this "get off the weed", what on earth does weed have to do with ass dripping? It is no secret that I like to get high. I would say alcohol is a bigger cause than weed. Since when do you shit smoke? Keep it dry brothers

I have the answer!!!'s picture

Lol ok everyone please please trust me on this! i had a problem with i'd get constipated and then it would leak out. i would go pee and find poop on the tp. this seriously sucked. considering i couldn't even have sex for fear of pooping on my husband (which happened once for real) he called me a dirty bitch because he ended up finishing off with it and didn't know till the smell hit him. patheticly this is a true story that he loves to share with friends when we are drinking lol. anyways for the answer whenever this happens all you have to do is a good colon cleanse. buy some psyllium husk powder take it once a day for a couple of days then twice then go up to three times a day. get the orange flavor. the apple is gross. anyways it's as simple as that. if you want to detoxify while you're at it get some calcium bentonite clay and mix a tsp. full in one of your husk shakes once a day. that will draw toxins and excess water out of your fat cells! all your anal drainage problems should be solved now!

Jack-Ass's picture

Wow, Glade I found this site! I have had leaky butt for years now, but was never sure what was really going on? Now I know why I always got the Body wash kit for x mas from co- workers. One time I was at the beach and flies were attacking my ass! No one elses, I jumped in the water and came back, so did the flies. My freind were laughing histericly, I had to leave the beach! I'm going to try the fiber thing, My ass is raw! My underware a mess and I havent dated since the problem started! I hope I can fix this thing! Will also see a Doc and tell him straight up, I got leaky butt!

Anonymous Coward's picture

This site has given me hope with this dreadful and embarrassing shit I have to deal with daily. I am a 23 year old male and I’ve had AL (I’m guessing that’s what it is) for a couple years now on and off. I get up and shower and usually use a wash cloth with soap and scrub my ass or just use the soap in hand, then I use a body wash just for my ass so it smells good. I get to work (I work in a shop so its pretty physically demanding, therefore making me sweat in the bum area), and about two hours or so into work I start to smell like poop, so with my trusty wet wipes I have in my tool box, I go to the restroom and wipe. it works for a few hours at most, then sometimes it comes back, sometimes it doesn't, depending on my stress level I’m guessing, I’m not a shit leaker but it sure does smell like shit, I wipe and nothing is there but sweat, it's such a pain to have to go and wipe every couple hours. I like the post that "here's a remedy" wrote about pushing your anus muscles back in. I found that deodorant can work wonders for most of the day, wet wipes are only a temporary fix, and I have actually shaved my ass hairs next to my ass hole which helps with the smell I think. When you can smell yourself, other people can smell it too, it's when you can't smell it and someone else can is what's irritating. It would be nice to have someone at work that has the same issue and could "smell check" me ha-ha! I am going to try that Metamucil fiber supplement everyone is talking about and see if it works. A cause to this problem I am realizing was my alcohol consumption (2-3 beers a night) poor diet (skipping breakfast, eating fast food daily at lunch, and sometimes even skipping dinner at times). I've quit beer and coffee (quitting coffee really helped) I'm thinking that my colon is loaded up from all that bad greasy food I’ve eaten, as well as the beer etc. I'm not eating like a health nut but I’m not eating fast food anymore.

This site has given me a lot of laughs! Glad to know I’m not alone with this issue! I’ve learned a lot more on here than any doctor could tell me. Best of luck!

Samuel's picture

Let me start by saying thank you to everyone that has shared their stories and posted suggestions. It's a good feeling to know that I'm not alone - this forum definitely has given me encouragement to find a solution to my problem.

My AL started when I drank alcohol on an empty stomach with nothing to eat but spicy potato chips. The following days I had diarrhea. I took Immodium AD and the diarrhea stopped. I then started developing stomach cramps and gas issues. Gas-Ex relieved these problems. Soon after I noticed that my butt was leaking a clear, sticky fluid that did NOT have an odor.

At this point I went to the doctor. He took a blood test and a stool sample - nothing came up. Nexium (an acid reducer) was prescribed and I took it for a month. The Nexium didn't make a difference so I saw a gastroenterologist. He told me the drinking and spicy chips probably irritated my digestive system and the fluid I was leaking was mucous. In a week or 2 he said the AL would go away on it's own.

It's been a month since I've seen the gastroenterologist and my AL is still occurring. I'm still leaking clear, sticky mucous. It doesn't seem to flow out constantly but it occurs throughout the day and night.

I've changed my diet dramatically, thanks to the suggestions from everyone on here. I basically am now eating a vegetarian diet - lot's of fish, fiber, fruits and veggies. I've eliminated processed, greasy, spicy, and fatty foods. The only diary I have is from Activia yogurt, which I take for the probiotics. I've been taking Metamucil for a month also.

All these changes have not stopped the AL. I was wondering if anyone else was only leaking mucous and not fecal matter?

Can anyone offer any additional suggestions? Thank you for all the help this board has provided.

daphne's picture
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And I really like your attitude! If you help one person, you're happy. You know, we've had quite a few commenters over the years who have shared one or two things they've found that helped, and later someone will post back saying "hey, this helped."

Not one cure is out there for every person who signs on to make a comment; but the more suggestions/solutions we get, the better chance that some poor desperate soul will try everything for success. And, with your suggestion, we have another solution that will surely help someone.

Good for you for wanting to help others. Stick around, and maybe you'll find that you've helped that one person that will make your post worth the time.

Cheers!


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Here's a remedy...'s picture

I have the same problem too. here's what I found out about my body, and what i do to solve the problem. My wife told me to do this years ago, and i didn't know what she meant, so i didn't do it. Until recently, i just had to try something, and after i did it, it made a difference. My wife said, 'push it back in when you're done'. Push what back in you say? your butt muscles surrounding the anus, that's what, especially if you have hemorrhoids. After I'm done, i take 3 or 4 sheets of tp, fold them into a sgl layer, take my middle finger in the center of the sgl layer and push around the lower anus as if I'm try to push my anus in. you'll feel the muscles resist but then they'll give and your anus will close and relax, if you're not too sensitive, try and push that hemorrhoid back in too. Its as if after that last poop push, your anus stays open, when it should close up tight(it used to, but now it doesn't, poor muscle control maybe?. If you have hemorrhoids, they come out and swell when you poop and block the anus open, then contract, and then you leak. So i finally do what my wife said years ago, and it works. I poop, then push everything back in first, then wipe, i can feel the closed butt crack, and there's minimum wiping necessary, usually just one pass, where i used to wipe as many as seven times before being clean. so, i say , push once, wipe once. And thank my wife.

Also note that, when you fart, masturbate, lift something heavy, etc., you tend to push you anus muscles out, if you dont push them back in, your anus is now open enough to leak. i've accepted the fact that i have poor muscle control in that area, so thats my remedy. if i've helped one person here, then i'm happy.

Rock's picture

In reply to bubbles1129,I started Metamucil and within a couple of weeks my problem had all but gone. I take a teaspoon full into a glass of water each morning and that's all I have done and I am fine now.
I also stopped drinking beer, but now and again I will have one and it seems not to have issues with a leaky butt.
Metamucil is very good for you and as far as I am aware long term use is not a problem.
Email the company who makes it if you are concerned.
Good luck !!

Anonymous Coward's picture

wow

bubbles1129's picture

I've heard the advice about drinking metamucil. Just wondering how long will I need to drink metamucil for to have this embarassing issue stop.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i believe my problem is sweat. i believe that when my ass starts to sweat, some of the fluid is reabsorbed into the anus, and washes out what ever residue remains in there (even after a bowel movement), causing increased need to wipe after BMs. i have increased my fiber intake (simply more oatmeal in the a.m.),
but i think what has really helped me is antiperspirant. i used to wear antiperspirant in the axilla only, however i now rub it in between my butt cheaks after showers and in the morning. also, i apply just regular deodorant (sans antiperspirant) in my armpits now. i now sweat less in my ass, my stools are more solid, and i do not have to wipe my ass 20 times a day. if you think sweat is your problem, try this!

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