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Episode 5 - Nottingham

Anal leakage

Brian dropped in to see Dr Christian with a rather pungent problem. Brian had been experiencing leaking from his anus for a number of years but Dr Christian can’t seem to find any obvious cause. He asks Brian to switch to a high fibre diet and to ensure that he wipes himself properly to see if this makes any difference.

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I've got same problem but only started after my hysterectomy, my doctor thinks I have IBS but no test have been done or proper questions asked for them to come to this diagnosis. I do drink wine of an evening but don't eat fatty foods very little sweet foods and I'm only slightly over weight due to having surgery hence no gym. Would love to find a way to cute this problem.





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Trying to find a possible cause I wonder if anyone else has had problems from gastrities, in my case from drinking too many soda drinks, and opted for taking Ranitidine for too long. This leaky issues appeared in my case after I suspended Ranitidine, having taken it for a couple of years.





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It's seems that sweets ,sodas & caffeine are the common denominator I will cut back on those treats , and begin to eat more fruits and vegetables and report of any changes starting 6-13-15, I am 52 and problem just started a few months ago.





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iv had the same problem since 2012 been taking fibergel and leperomide even that has now given up been to doctors and hospital but still no luck im a 50 year old guy there must be something I can take for this any help with this problem





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This is quite a common problem and the best way you can stop it is to stop eating greasy fatty foods as well as chocolate and sugary sweets or candy. Try to eat organic foods and plenty of fruit and fibre. It sure is a common problem and I have suffered for years with it. It is not nice to go out with your best white trousers on and then you suddenly feel the wet from your anus leaking it is to say the least embarrassing. What can you do? As I have said go on a diet,lose weight and eat healthy foods but little and often. Also do not eat too late at night and sleep on it, this will do you no good at all. I have cured it by a healthy diet. Myself I used to have just one meal a day (late at night) and sleep on it. This is where the problem is. Get yourself into a regular sleep pattern and always eat a healthy breakfast (like all-bran) then a snack at lunchtime and then a dinner at least 4 hours before you go to bed. Just be careful and eat healthy food and not too much. If you have to drink then drink water and sugar free drinks.





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I have read all the comments above and have the same problem. Though I am in my 70s. Thought it might be age, but now feel it isn't I am sure diet has something to do with it. Chocolate and sugar possible, so am trying to cut them right down. Has anyone a real cure???? I would hate to get known as a smelly old person.





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I am trying to change my diet: absolutely no caffeine (no coffee, no tea, no chocolate), no oily foods, no beer, cut down on sugary things. There have been days when I am ok, but if I make the mistake of drinking coffee then within an hour I am leaking. Hope this helps a little

Same thing for me with coffee, when i stopped drinking it, the smells stop. Only one cup got me to leak again. the next day it stopped and never came back. maybe we are intolerant to caffeine.

I've had this problem. But now i'm fine. It depends upon your diet. Minimize the consumption of oily fried foods and i used to eat chocolate cakes a lot..now i dont. So it means too much sugar and oils worsen the problem. I'm taking so many fruits and raw vegetables now and exercise. It has solved my problem.





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guys i read most of the comments like others is also hapenning to me for almost 4yrs anal leaking and a bad smell. pls help us to cure this.. i just want to live normal again.. your help really appreciate. thnx..





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I have this too I found something that stops it I was taking anti diarrhea pills one at night two in the morning it depends what brand you get.But the only problem is after a week it messes up your stomach and u become constipated /:





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I have had this problem for about six years now and only seems to be getting worse. I can go in shower and within 5 mins I'm wet and smelly, dosent matter how much I wipe as it just gets wet within mins. I also find when I'm aroussed (sex/masterbate) I become unbelievably wet (I'm not gay) its so disgusting, I never had this prob through teens early twenty's, guess I did put on little weight, and was drinking quite a lot when the probs 1st started, but even when lost weight curbed alcohol it still persists.. I have read vitamin b helps but to be honest the only thing seems to help me is rolling small bit tissue into ball and well..sticking it up there..again disgusting like a ass tampon but preferable to a soggy stinky bum.. There must be better diagnosis for this issue as seems alotta people suffer from it, please can someone help!!! Thx





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I had this problem. I am sure it was caused by eating certain products made with oils. Lots of 'ice creams' and margarines are made from hydrogenated oils - that is, oils that have been solidified by treating them with hydrogen gas. I am quite fond of ice cream but anything other than real dairy ice cream will give me the problem. I can only guess that the digestive process restores the oil to its original state and that's what seeps out. Never had the problem since I stopped eating spreads and crap ice cream!

I have had this problem for a few months now but get it when I go shopping or just randomly during the day sometimes. I am in my late twenties and I have been drinking alot for over 2 years now and have also put on a little weight. I also thought about using something like a tampon. ha ha. But seriously there's got to be something we can do.

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