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.

Got a question for her?












1641 Comments on "my butt is leaky"

sword007's picture
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Wow,

I never knew so many people had the same problem with butt-juice. In my humble opinion, I think that over time the muscles down there begin to expand and are not able to hold in those juices from the stomach lining. This happens to me during the day as well as night. I like to keep myself clean and dry so I have taken to keeping the tissue handy when I sit for prolonged times or pass gas regularly that day.

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Greetings people, i too suffer from the "revisit the back" problem, none the less, i thought I would offer some of what i have read :

BUT FIRST ,

TO "Wet Willy (not verified) -- 12.12.2008"
I am not a doctor but from what I heave read, you have mentioned the "Slick Clear liqued". If this slick clear liqued could and/or does resemble semin, perhaps have a check up with the doc as it could be a prostate issue. no idea but felt i had to mention it.

anyway, i have read up apart from the high fibre items such as metamucill and psyllium husks (possible lack of fibre issue or simply firm up the poots) one could also try cranberry juice and/or Raw Garlic (possible yeast infection). This option seemed to have worked for some people as well.

Side note on firming up the poots :
Chances are some peeps or most of our "AL" peeps would prevent heading to the toilet during "öperational hours" (work, School etc) {I know i do , thankfully i am regular}
If you are going to pump yourself full of fibre remember that "those poots" are not gonna play around, perhaps try and ensure that you are regular before pumping on the fibre cause if you "firm up" and "hold in" until home time.... well lets just say, we will probably have more posts with blood lined TP, you may injur/damage or weaken the butt muscle and you could prossibly land up with a different form of "AL"

Anyway just some thoughts on the , "yes, been to the doctor and had the finger visit"

p.s. My story: Mine started out with wiping millions of times when i was younger, the "little brown line never went away on the on the TP" until some 10mins later or something and "hey look is that red or brown", yeah thats red (blood line) , ok its clean. At that time, no leakage but ichy as hell probably cause of the raw butt :) anyway, i started using moist TP which made the process allot more comfortable (it was great).

Anyhow, now i dont get the red lines anymore cause i make sure i have good TP and dont wait around on the loo, drop off the kids at the pool, wipe up till (and trust me you all know it) the TP is clean and get out. (formula , the longer you read the longer you wipe, unless you are using moist TP). A little while after the visit to the loo the ichy starts , then, ok better re-visit and so on and so forth.

I will try a combo of Cramberry juice, garlic capsules & metamucil, ill let you know how it goes.

Hope you all find a solution to yours.

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The more I read these posts, the more I think leaking is due to a lack of fiber, eating foods that you are allergic to, and possibly some type of injury to your butt.

I think it might be different for many of the people who come here looking for answers. I hope each of you who cannot find a cure will continue to visit your doctors.

Best wishes, you leaky butt people.


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thanks too all those that made suggestions. I have began a cleansing programs and taken addition fibre. After only two days they problems have stopped. no additional wiping, or wet steaks on chairs. This is the way to go the fibre and cleanse help remove nwanted toxins from the body and eliminate any bacteria. Never mind there is a benefit of weight loss. And drink lots of water to keep hydrated.

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I think that the best solution for all those suffering from anal leakage and other ailments would be as previous posters suggested, is to increase fiber intake. Another thing to look in to is the underlying root of the problem. check with your doctor to see. In addition, invest in a squatter toilet, or a squatting device for a seated toilet. That helps you evacuate better with less strain in a more natural way. Plus, you defecate faster and spend less time on the toilet, reducing the strain on the rectum, thus alleviating ailments such as 'roids, rectal prolapse, anal fissures and the like. Don't forget to treat your anus like a newborn. Be gentle. No excessive scrubbing, or wiping. Does not do much good, except you want to irritate the area. Hope that helps.

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Great site for all of us with this type of " WEIRD " problem. I have the same one. Mine was brought on by Fisure Surgery almost 20 years ago. Talk about being ready to put the " GUN IN MY MOUTH " 20 YEARS!!!!! At any rate ,found a great Dr. about 5 years ago who stiched uo the void to where it is 80% better and with religious use of fibre I am much better. My NEW PROBLEM IS SWEATING back there.
For some reason my ass is always wet! Winter summer,day , night it doesn't matter. The sweat causes a BURNING that I cannot take. I can't sit,it is much worse when I sit. I seems to stop almost immediately when I stand up!!! After 20 years of suffering with the leakage problem, this is more than I can take. I have tried every over the counter product and 2 Dermo. Doctors told me they have no idea and nothing left to prescribe for the burning.They are at a loss. I am in pain sitting here typing this!!!! Has anyone else experienced this BURNING??? I have NO ITCHING AT ALL, JUST BURN !!! History 59 year old male
slightly over weight. I eat well & take fiber every day. If anyone has any ideas on this burning or better leakage control please let me know. Thanks

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hi every 1 have had this problem 14 years tried every thing psyllium husk benifiber dosnt work but me problem is some times my ass is dry and it still reeks and been on a proper diet high in fibre dont know what to do

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Everyone should keep on trying different supplements. I will experiment and report back.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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i have got to say this site made me laughed so hard.

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I am a vegetarian, exercise, cook at home a lot (am quite good at it), in good shape and slightly underweight (6'2" 165). I mention this last part b/c my wife (who is smoking hot) has to exercise 3X as much as me to maintain her hotness. So, I've begun to eat a slight bit more in hopes of possibly gaining a few pounds. I've added a lot of dairy and am wondering if that might be some of the cause of the swampass. It's hit me on and off throughout the past 6 years, but over the past couple of months has been regularish. I'm thinking caffeine maybe too, but I don't drink that much of it. I've always been a little lactose intolerant and sensitive to spicy foods, which we eat a few times a week b/c wife loves them. I also drink alcohol several time a week, though less than I used to. Going to try the fiber and staying off of dairy for a month or so (I've also got nasal mucus issues). Any other thoughts? Much love to all who posted, good to have community in butt juice, as in anything.

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I am a female and have this problem, I wear 2 maxi pads just so I won't stain my underwear... I always carry extra pads in my purse..I don't want to smell like poop...I also have wipes at home..

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Reply to Out Doors NJ:

Try this:
http://www.calmoseptineointment.com/

You can get it by going to the pharmacy at Walmart. You have to ask for it as they keep it behind the counter, but you do not need a prescription. This should help with the burning. It has menthol in it, which will give you an instant coolness. Apply sparingly twice a day. As for the sweat, I don't know. I deal with the same thing. Mine is only prior to a bm, or when my nerves are going crazy, but there are no answers out there for it as of yet. Thought about seeing if they could do a surgery to sever any pathways to sweat glands in that area, but haven't approached the doctor on that yet. It's going on 10 years for me. Sucks. Good luck

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I just signed up in the gym and on my first workouts I noticed that I sweat down there pretty bad, and then I noticed the smell. I am very strict when it comes to my personal hygiene, so I found this site pretty fast.

I was definitely slaking on good diet for a while, so that the problem. (because I hate cooking) But now I gonna go for lots of fruit and fiber and start learning how to cook.

Also, I recently noticed that my feet sweat like crazy at work. Foot prouder and anti-perspiration deodorant barely makes things better.

So please tell me if the sweaty and leaky butt crack is somehow connected to the sweaty feet problem?

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Hey about a year ago I suffered thet samething. I was only 19 at the time. I to never had anal sex, i don't drink, or smoke, i don't party but i go to school most of the time, however i dont excercise like i should. I had n inssurance so i search the web for answers, and i found this web site. I was so scared to see some terrifying stories, and I was also scared to tell anyone else also. I finally told someone very dear to me that assisted me to get inssurance. I went to the doctor to find out that My iron level was exremly low. It was just a bad case of hemroids and low iron mix together. That to can cause anal leakadge. All you need is to add some fiber and iron to your diet and see if that work out. If you do feel discomfort after using the toilet you should wipr with a warm towlet to soth the pain or afterwards take a sids bath. I didn't know that this stuff is commen. Not for my age but for an older person. a sids bath is just a tub filled with hot or warm water, just sit in it for about 15 minutes, and dont wipe so hard and everything was ok.

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I have joined the club. I find that acid foods like fruit juice and coffee cause the problem. I am working on changing the acid in the morning. I buffer my first morning food with 4 tums or baking soda on jam on toast before drinking my coffee. That seems to stop it in total. Acid reduction works.

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Here's a really easy tip to try - eat a couple of teaspoons of PLAIN yogurt at or after meals. I guess it helps with digestion, but it allows me more leeway in eating the things (see below) that give me problems. It might not work for you but it's easy to try.

My problems of many years are pretty much solved by eliminating ALL artificial sweeteners, along with processed grains (flour) like in white breads. I also think acidic foods are a problem. Many have said coffee causes their problem, although I'm thinking it could actually be the acid or maybe they're using the artificial sweetener, rather than caffeine being the problem.

I'm amazed that so many are helped by eating more fiber - it makes my problem MUCH worse!

Anyway, acidic foods are a suspect for many of you, so try eating a couple of bananas a day (the less ripe the better in terms of neutralizing the acid).

Everyone is different - your particular solution is almost certainly somewhere in this section. Be patient, try everything, and don't give up!

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Just had this "condition" for about a week or so now and im sick of it already. Pretty much the same story, go to the loo, drop some poo and return in a few cause my butt leaked... eww! (lol i had to make a rhyme!)

The main change to my diet is that im now on an antibiotic for a sinus infection/bronchitis so im sure that's gotta be it... I have been eating more fruit/exercising recently but i don't see how something healthy could make it worse. My question is should i continue to take it? I only have a few days left of pills and my sickness is all but gone OR should stop now while i can? Thanks in advance.

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I had this problem too! Turns out hemorrhoids were the issue. Talked to the doc, got some cream, cured the 'roids, leakage and smell gone!

:D I am so happy now!

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Glad to know I'm not alone. I've had this for as long as I can remember, ever since someone joked about "skid marks" in high school. No poo leakage but after a period of working several hours or after exercise I'll get the clear, yellowish funk that reaks like crap from hell.

Doctor wasn't much help. Suggested I use some soft type of baby wipes. But he did mention the mucous membrane and that it could be leaking out. I instantly knew he was right.

It's affected my entire life, filling me with fear of being an outcast leper due to stinky butt syndrome. I can't exercise with someone too vigorously, like running, for fear of sweating too much and working a bunch of the yellow demon shit funk out my butt. (Stupid shit funk!) I can't sit and work in an office for more than 4 hours at a time, for the same reason. Nor can I do vidorous work for too long or the same thing happens, like it did when I worked for a parcel delivery company where a coworker commented on me not taking a shower regularly. What can I say? I lose if I say "yes" then why would I smell, I lose if I say "no" then I'm a pig. I've had the same thing with people asking in exasperated shock, "DID YOU JUST FART?" Here you HAVE to say yes then apologize, "oops, sorry, had tacos for lunch." Then I make a quick dive to the john and do a man douche!

I've had some embarassing moments that will haunt me for the rest of my life, so I do my best to a) wipe the hell out of myself (but not to the point where I get a stingy raw bleeding sore, again) and then b) follow up with soping wet tp to do an additional cleansing, then c)once more with dry tp to dry up the area. At least every 3-4 hours.

Even in public restrooms I won't go unless I can get a decent amount of wet tp at my disposal before checking into a stall. Man-douching is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do before going to bed. I also do it 1-2 times throughout the day depending on activity.

I've never smoked and never drank coffee, till now, so I know it's not directly related to either. Possibly stress, possibly diet and hot spicy foods. Regardless, I'll try the high fiber diet as if i'm a religious convert. From now on, I'll bring bark, twigs and leaves with me so I can munch on throughout the day.

Thanks for sharing. Good luck everyone. Too bad there's not a forum here so we could post daily conversations and threads.

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Anonymous Coward's picture
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I always have sweaty ass and poop leakage. I just wipe ass alot and use soap and water to keep clean.

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Okay, so I've had this leakage problem as well. I think I may have figured out the obvious from my end: Gas. If I fart or even if there is pressure there and I don't actually pass gas, the problem arises. The fart feels dry so I never put two and two together, but it must push out a little poop, especially if the stool is a little loose. I see that the main questioner states he/she doesn't fart and still has the problem, but in my case I'm thinking there is a direct link. I think I will get some frickin' Beano at the health food store and try to decrease my gas. Sometimes I'm outside, getting ready to go into work and I let one fly, so sue me. I thought I was being a good friend to my workmates by leaving it outside. Often, I'll feel a fart coming on and not actually fart, but I think this gives a little gas pressure, which pushes out a tiny bit of poop even if no gas actually escapes. This was embarrassing to admit, so I hope it helps someone else.

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I quit coffee and Im cured!

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I have not only had the leaky problem and itchy problem but have also had the real poop problem. I cannot feel it until it comes out and then is too late. I have had IBS, spastic colon and other colon problems. This is so embarrasing but I am going to try the Fiber and hope that it helps. Thanks for this page, it's good too know that I am not alone.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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You could be impacted. It is called fecal impaction. There are game plans all over the internet.

What you are doing sounds like soiling, and you may have some hardened stool trapped in the rectum. This allows only liquid stools to ooze through and out onto your britches.

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I'm a young fit, healthy queer who enjoys avid anal stimulation from my well endowed boyfriend. I do not have any problems with surprise anal leakage. *knock on fat wood*

I attribute this to good diet and squats.
Stay away from processed crappy food. Think "lean, green and marine", choose lean meats, fruits/veggies fibers and fish. To those of you who think McDonald's once a day is acceptable, well, it is not. Try it once a week as a reward for healthy eating.

Good luck with your butts!

PS: To you straight guys, treat yourselves to a nice fresh anal douche (follow the instructions on the box) and encourage your lady friend to stimulate your prostate a little. You and her will both be happy with the result! Take care.

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im an athletic male and normally get a smelly leakage while having intercourse (embarassing) or playing sports. it can leave a residue on my pants, this normally only happens when i sweat though can someone give me an answer on what to do to get rid of this smell?

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i've read the majority of the comments below and i'm seeing everyone is having the same problem i had. i'm a heavy drinker so i thought maybe i a damaged my digestion system a little bit. i figured i would go see a doctor, but who wants to tell your doctor that your ass is leaking. so i tried to figure it out myself. i tried a couple things, i thought maybe my i forgot how to sit and stand, maybe i drink too much, maybe i think about it too much. then i tried eating healthy and guess what it worked which makes sense cause i was eating really only one meal a day. so maybe i wasn't eating enough? i believe what solved my case was that i started eating whole grain cereal, kelloggs mini wheats to be specific, and after eating it for breakfast for a couple days the leakiness went away. hopefully this will be of some help to someone. :)

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i have a problem...my butt is being a little leaky each day..i dunno what to do really, i try putting a plug on my butt and it still leaks, im embarrassed because i dont want kithzia to know about this im afraid she'll hate me for my anal leak...age...i cringe when i say that...when i sit down i just start to smell like fart and everyone just looks at me like im some fricken freak, i dont know. i take 4showers a day..my bestfriend trey says its okay but he always laughs about it and posts mean bulletins about it. im kinda ashamed in a way...my co workers tell me its okay..that i should just put a tampon because it absorbs the sweaty slippery substance...halls cause anal leakage i think i should cut back. ;)

Anonymous Coward's picture
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Im totally stoned right now and thought... Hey i just started having swamp ass so i googled it and what do you know? BAM im off to the store for some fibre!! Thanks guys Doctors suck and i sure aint telling her about my leaky butt.

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I have had the leakage since 1995 now 2009. I been to doctors and it is embarrassing to discuss. It was said to drink Metamusel because if there is any restriction it will come out the top of the channel (like an anti siphon-valve area) and leak down to the anal. Brand fiber tends to make me sick. As mentioned above I fold a paper towel into quarters (I don't cut the towel) and stuff it against the anal. If I don't I will get burning and all sorts of discomforts. I could just get out of the shower and as soon as I start shopping, the walking creates the leakage to flow out the anal. In a mall bathrooms are so far away at times.

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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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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.

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wow

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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 !!

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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Clostridium_difficile

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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 !

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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

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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!!!!

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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. :(

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Russell the shitting queen

Russell the shitting queen

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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.

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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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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?

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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!!!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.