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?

1653 Comments on "my butt is leaky"

Anonymous's picture

Cut do your sugar level or kep out sugary product

Anonymous's picture


I vaguely remember having this problem when I was young but I ended up attributing it to not wiping properly.

When I was 18 it started happening again, especially when I would eat poorly I would have a leaky butt. I would, without noticing, have actual liquid poop in my underwear. Very foul smelling too!

If you think you've had embarrassing moments imagine my boyfriend going down on me and then I suddenly catch a whiff of a smell I've come to know way too well. I discreetly reach down to my butt (while my boyfriend is still doing the job) and I FEEL the poop. I immediately ran to the bathroom with the excuse that I suddenly got my period. He said that he had indeed smelled something bad and I don't know if he ever believed that it was just blood. Oh well.

Moving on. I only got this sporadically and it was always triggered by a day of binge eating. At some point it also started happening whenever I drank alcohol. At first I thought it was because in a night of drinking you usually end up eating unhealthy snacks. But no. Even if I stuck to beer with no bad snacks it would still happen. I would smell a horrible smell, go to the toilet and my underwear would be covered in liquid poop that I never felt coming out. It happened even more if I danced and sweated or if it was very warm. I started wearing pads that I would change regularly on nights out.

With passing years it got worse because I started getting the skid marks that a lot of people mention in here. This would happen regularly regardless of eating habits.

Later I figured I could be lactose sensitive so I cut down all sources of lactose and although I would still poop my pants when I drank alcohol (which I have to add, didn't happen every single time), there was no consistent results with different types of alcohol and I've been drinking alcohol socially since I was 16 and this only started years later. So it couldn't be directly related to alcohol specially because sometimes it would happen even if I didn't drink. Cutting lactose helped with the skid marks making them more rare but they would still appear sometimes.

I didn't question fiber because my eating is ridiculously healthy and full of fiber. And I also drink a lot of water. Either way I did try getting more fiber but didn't help.


I saw a commenter in this page mentioning cranberries and garlic. Since cranberry pills are very expensive where I live, I started eating a piece of garlic (a garlic tooth, as it is said in my language) every day with water. And voilà. I have been doing this for two weeks. Skid mark free. I totally put it to the test this weekend because there were a lot of parties. I have spent the last four days eating a lot of fast food, chocolate, pasta, and drinking alcohol. All things that would normally make my butt leak. I ate a bit more garlic on the days that I drank alcohol just in case. Hell, I've even been eating cereal with normal (non lactose free) milk?!! And nothing was wrong. No leak. No marks. And my poops have been solid. Mind you I didn't change anything in terms of water or fiber intakes these days. I also drink coffee sometimes with no change.

So guys try eating garlic every day and see if it helps! I think there's more than one cause among us because what works for some people doesnt work for others but more fiber is another possible solution so to any new member I would say try both! If the problem comes back I will comment again.

Anonymous's picture

I haven't read all the comments, but my doctor assures me that if I get 30 to 40 grams of fiber a day, all my bowel problems will be solved, so I am working on that. Have clear mucus coming out at various times. Some guys might not go for this, but it is better than sticking toilet paper up your butt. In the lady's aisle you will find Poise or other brand of thin long pads which are adhesive and you can stick in your underwear. Guys would have to wear briefs, but I don't see why they couldn't use it too. The pads are thin so you can carry them in a pocket. If you have a discharge, it keep your pants dry and you can change it to avoid an awful accident. I am pretty tired of this feeling of wetness.

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