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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 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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Hi, I have anal leakage after man on man sex,I often bleed as well..I smell and I don't know how to control it.





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I have had this problem of leakage for some time now, I have lost jobs and friends behind this, if there is something that would work, it can change my life





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i m also struggle with this problem. it ruined my career and life. I have done post graduation in computer science but due to this anal leakage and bad smell problem my social life is ruined . i have lost many job. one doctor told me that i m struggle with rectal prolapse but other reject rectal prolapse report . i am struggle with this problem since from last 11 year. i was thinking many time to quite myself. please anyone help me to fix this disease . please anyone suggest me any herb or medicine. i m pure veterinarian and non smoker ,un married person. my age is 30 year and i want to live a normal life again. i want to do job like other .

Hello, im a 14 year old boy. When I sweat my butt leaks some kind of moisture that smells like poop. It doesnt wet my pants. I cant get it clean after i poop too and the poop leaks out. This has been an issue for 3 years of my life, completely destroying it. I drink coke very very often.





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I have anal leakage but it only happens after I have been to the loo. Not always but it usually starts about 20 mins to half an hour afterwards, dependant on what type of poo I do. If its firm no problem, If its sort of normal then there's a chance the problem will occur. ?????





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Help? How do I tell between sweat and anal leakage? Someone please help me i'm really scared of this.





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I cured my anal leakage problem. by keeping my butt cooler. I found that by wearing heavy clothes from the waist down that trap heat in was causing anal poop meltdown. I came across this cure when a doctor on TV said that people should sleep in the nude for better health. I tried it and I noticed my anal leakage problem stopped completely. I also stopped using my electric blanket and avoid sitting in hot bath water and hot tubs that cause my poop meltdown. I stopped my leakage problem 100% by keeping my butt as cool as possible. I stopped wearing under shorts to keep cooler. I hope this can help others who have this embarrising problem. (Age 68) Cold Michigan.





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Help! I have believe I have anal leakage people say that I stink all the time . I don't know what the problem is I take showers I wash my butt I use wet wipes and the smell is still there.





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Hi, My 8 year old son has been having issues with messing in his pants on a daily basis, at first we thought it was through improper wiping and that he was holding in his poo. He seemed to get a little better but recently his underwear is covered with poo and the poor guy is really self conscious. I decided to try and see if there is anything noticeable so I wiped him and got him to move and lay down in that time some poo had leaked out. As a toddler and slightly older child, he would stop himself from pooing for days and days which then resulted on a big build up. I will be taking him to the doctors tomorrow but would appreciate any other advice or insight in to his problem. Thanks in advance.





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I would say it is encopresis. Where a child holds his bowel movements for such a time that their colon becomes desensitized and they loose the ability to hold it and it leaks out. See a doctor and they will set up a recovery plan. You can confirm this diagnosis with an x-ray. It usually invokes 'cleaning out' the system with laxatives and then daily stool softener to ensure that the child does not become constipated again. It takes quite a while to fully recover - but don't give up. Take each day with a positive attitude. Your child's self esteem will depend on it.

I had a problem of not being able to get to the bathroom quick enough and would lose the bowels before I got there. It was not diarrhea but soft stools. I quit dairy and have not had another incident since. My dad had the same problem and drank coffee with cream and 2-3 glasses of milk per day. I wish I had discovered this before he passed. I am also gluten-free. It's tbecausegluten can't be digested fully, and also how dairy has a similar protein called casein (it's not the lactose).

I have had the same problem. I started drinking cranberry juice 2 glasses a day, I also take a probiotic. The problem has become much better, I do notice coffee, hard alcohol or dark beers will activate the issue. also, high fiber tends to activate, The probiotic really helped its a daily vitamin you take with food,





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