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"

Pleasant Poop's picture

i poop frequently with a passion. i've given up dating, and am devoting all my time to the correct diet for incredible poops. if i poop anything other than a nice hefty turd i cry. i gasp in amazement at the sight of a nice foot long pure poo i've dropped out of my bum. nothing beats the feeling of the entire length of your bowels being expelled at once, in an orchestraic finale of water displacement and air pressure balancing between the atmosphere and your intestines. oh, i've got to poo

Anonymous Coward's picture

Now that I've read just about every entry here, I'm wondering what anal leakers did before the age of the internet.

I've learned a lot here tonight, I can see this site changing a lot of people's lives, because I know how crap this can be. Thanks to everyone.

It seems that there are two types types of leakers. Firstly there are the sweat leakers, and then there are those that just leak shit. Maybe fellow leakers should mention what tipe of leaker they are when posting comments, just so that we know whether you are talking about shit or sweat.

I am a shit leaker and now hope to clear it up with the diet approach. Up till now, I've always dealt with it by taking a crap at night before I go to sleep, and then cleaning it up whilst showering in the morning. Then I know I will be perfectly clean for the rest of the day. (I guess it helps being single.)

Another thing is that excessive wiping causes the skin around your hole to wear thin, a slight oozing of blood and itching.

And my last point is one about the doctor. Many people suggest seeing a doctor, but besides advising on diet, I have yet to see someone stating that their problem has been solved by something that a doctor did. (could someone perhaps correct me here) I've only been to see a doctor once about it, and he said that he has never seen it before and suggested I see a specialist. Unfortunately migrational circumstances didn't allow it at the time.

Anonymous bastard thats laughs at you's picture

maaaaaaaaan!! I got a fuckin kick out of this! AHHAHA just wipe your ass better

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ok I started medimucile and no more problems. Very easy and stopped the same day. I can't belive I delt with this for this long and never figured it out. It may not fix everbody but now I am the perfect asshole :)

SGT. Swamp Ass's picture

Wow, so many others suffering the same as I! I feel better knowing I am not the only one with this crazy rectal malfunction. I have had this for like 5 years and sometimes it seems to go away for a breif period than the old swamp ass is back with a vengance. I think I am gonna try the metamucil and see how that goes. Good luck people, I hope all your rectal dreams come true!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Have had leaky but for going on two years. Somewhat releived to discover so many others that are having the same problem, but not much. Interestingly enough I wanted to share with the group that when I turned fifty my doctor scheduled me for a colonosctopy. That's when all of this began. I thought for the first few days it was probably a common result of the procedure so I quietly dealt with it. Then as the weeks went on it became clear that something was terribly wrong, my backside wwould become soaked with what appeared to be a vile smelling light brown or clear liquid. My doctor sent me to an expert in the butt industry and he told me to be optomisitc, think glass half full, not half empty, all that shit. He say's it will go away on its own wwith time, just modify the diet to include fiber. I am miserable with this. I hope that when I die my wife plants trees, I have no doubt that I have used up at least a small forest trying to keep my butt clean.

Anonymous Coward's picture

ok, i do have a question. It involves bleeding between my butt crack, but not the hole. It starts to bleed when I wipe. It bleeds between where the crack starts(below the lower back) and to the hole. What can be causing it?

9th Grade's picture

Everybody, i really only have this problem a little bit, every once in a while when i am sweating alot ill wipe my butt and a little bit of shit will come off. However, im a really paranoid person and i worry about it way too much. I even know it isnt as big a deal as im making it, but i cant stop worrying just in case. But honestly, i dont want to make anyone feel bad but you are worrying way to much. Simply by the fact that you took the time to read this whole page and listen to peoples stupid home remedies shows that this is consuming you as a person too much. Dont worry so much. And if it is seriously a problem, go to a doctor, not a website.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ok my aunt had this problem for a while and she actually told me at a family get together. You all should seek medical attention because it is actually a disorder of dehydration. I've been in the medical field for a while and this problem occurs when one can not properly digest water. Do not chug water but drink it slowly or it goes through your system too fast and will affect the way your anus functions. My aunt has recently died from dehydration and it is a very scary incedent. DO NOT DRINK WATER TOO FAST! IT CAN OCCUR IN LESS THAN A YEAR IF YOU ARE A FAST DRINKER OF WATER AND HAVE SLIGHT ANAL LEAKAGE!

Anonymous Coward's picture

okay i have spent alot of time reading this website.. and still cant find a cure. i do not thinnk i have anal leakage, but my buttox seems to smell bad during the day at school. i take a shower at night before i sleep. and a shower before school. and my bottox still stinks after an hour. i wipe my butt really good and wash it really good. somtimes my buttox sweats during school then it begins to stink, but on many occasions its not even sweating, it just begins to sweat. could this be caused by stress, being nervous or being unconfortable?.. im not really too athletic any more, i was until this started happining, but for the most part i stay inside the house on the computer or watching tv or at a freinds house or maybe outside wit no more than 3 people. i do smoke weed, most of the time only on the weekends but somtimes during the week, could this be a factor? im 120 pounds, 5'10'' and im 15, why is this happining to me!?!?! :( .... i dont think i eat to heathy i eat chips and things like that, i dont eat lunch at school and i dont eat breakfast, i do eat dinner. can someone please help me!!!!!???

Response to: Anonymous Coward -- 02.27.2006's picture


"ok, i do have a question. It involves bleeding between my butt crack, but not the hole. It starts to bleed when I wipe. It bleeds between where the crack starts(below the lower back) and to the hole. What can be causing it?"

It's VERY likely you have a pilodonal(sp?) cyst. I had the exact same problem.

It's rather complicated. You have an infection around your crack-area and it's causing skin to constantly rupture, which is why bleeding occurs. Do you feel itchy down there sometimes? Especially while wiping? That's a side effect.

A cyst is caused by ingrown hairs which re-enter your skin, exposing you to infections. Do you have a lot of hair in you butt-area? More evidence, if so.

It sucks, but you can get help. If diagnosed with this, you probably have to get surgery. Not only is this surgery expensive, but my tail-bone area never properly healed up. I still experience slight lower back pain and I can't ride on roller-coasters, sleep on my back, etc.

You'll also have to remove the hair to make sure it doesn't happen again (if it does, they have to do surgery ALL OVER AGAIN, very scary). You can either shave for the rest of your life, or you can do like me and get laser hair-removal surgery. For me, I've been doing it for about 2 years now, and the hair is FINALLY starting to let up.

To be honest, in a circular event, my 'anal leakage' problem happened due to the surgery I believe. So it's like, a trade-off from blood in your underwear is feces in your underwear, along with lower back pain.

Seriously, go see your doctor. This entire situation is very dire and rather humiliating as well, so get used to it. More people have looked at my butt than know my last name.

I don't go to this site very often, but I'll try to pop on next week to answer any questions you have.


Eureka's picture

I think I found the cure!!! This is for the sweaty butt people like myself. It is a cyst that drains a fowl smelling liquid or puss. I went to about my 8th doctor and he noticed a little hole. Did some googling for hole above anus and found pilonidal disease. It still has not been confirmed by a doctor. Pilonidal disease requires surgery. Here is more info:

and here

Please post your results.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I don't have this problem, except when I eat too many Cashews. Then I get itching the likes of which can't be described, and a bit of leakage. I don't see a lot of post content about food sensitivities. Also, too much coffee makes things a bit messy.
I love cashews, too.

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When was the original story and by who was it posted?

Poop Shooter!

Poop Shooter!

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Google "Ryan's Steakhouse". It was not posted on Poop Report but it is THE legendary poop story.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

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TSV, I'm so glad you posted that. The Ryan's Steakhouse story is hilarious!!

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Always good to read the poop story classics.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

pinecone's picture

Hey I not quite sure if this same problem but let me be direct. I have a hole above my anus in crack that squeezes out puss but mainly alot of blood. Every time I put my boxers in wash they are soaked in blood.

Before the blood comes out puss and some black gunk like maybe hair but hard to make out comes out with the yellow puss. If I do not put myself through pain by squeesing the lump above my anus till blodd poors out then it grows larger and larger. I left it for a lil while and now another hole has started to tear through my skin. ARGH! I am being eaten alive. What do I do? I am too frightened and ashamed to go to doctor. I am 18 years old. plz write with advice

Anonymous Coward's picture

It all started in Europe! Backpacking for so long and I noticed the leakage. Had to stop in bathrooms every half hour and take care of the drip. GROSS. Strangley happy to see there are many people in the same situation as me! Is it age related? I don't eat much fatty food. Hmm. It doesn't happen every time, but damn, it sucks when it does!

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AC#2, I don't think it's age related. I have had leaky butt problems off and on at various different ages, from early childhood to my mid-twenties (my present age group). However, I have never had leaky butt be caused by the same thing each time. As Slim Jim stated farther up the chain of commentary, sometimes it is sweat and exercise thing.

...I will now go back into my corner and stop harassing the citizens of Ask Poonurse/Poop Report.


I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

TricklingStream's picture

I am a female. The ass-leaking doen't really happen to me, but I can empathize with you. When I go tinkle, about 50% of the time, I think I am done, and stand up to find streams of urine running down my leg. I don't have a "peeing" sensation or anything when it's coming out. Also, after I take a bath, I usually walk around the house for about an hour with a wad of TP between my legs, to catch the leaking water. Otherwise, I have found that I have to change my pants and/or underwear about 5 times before it stops!! Yuck! My theory is that this particul;ar affliction may have something to do with going through childbirth....

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There are exercizes to strengthen the bladder muscle. This has helped me a great deal with "leftovers". You can do these while sitting in an office chair, talking on the phone, or going about your other business. It's kinda fun!

Okay... Okay... I'll shut up now!
*dodges Poop Reporters' poopy TP wads*


I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Trmfp's picture

I used to have this problem, but then I started washing really good with soap and rinsing during my morning shower. No problems since then. Sorry!

LPS's picture

I've had a problem with anal leakage as far back as I can remember. Though I would wipe thoroughly, I'd end up with an itchy butt a few hours later. As an adult, I go to the bathroom and wipe again, but as a child, I would react simply by scratching, thus resulting in a skid mark. Being a child as I was, my mother was the one to do the laundry, and after years of telling me to wipe my butt more thoroughy, she finally "gave up on me" and took to making fun of the problem instead. Thus the nickname was born: Little Poop Stain. She *still* calls me that from time to time!

codemonkey's picture

I had this problem as a teenager and it seems to have been caused by the large doses of vitamin C I was taking.(1000-5000mg/day) It's sour stuff and apparently makes your butt water. I stopped and so did my problem. This might help some of you folks.

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Wow.. As sorry as I feel for everyone, I am somewhat relieved to know that we are in the same or similar boats.

Mine is a sweat issue, more than anal leakage (they both may work together, but I rarely see actual feces in the stains), but I do have the constant mudd butt thing going on, where your bowel movements are very messy and you wipe forever, just to come back an hour later and re-wipe. I had to switch to wet wipes because my poor little winker was so raw.

Leaving wet stains in your pants and on chairs is probably the most embarrassing thing ever. God, I would give anything to wear a pair of tan pants again.
Mine happen just prior to a bowel movement, or if I'm really stressed.

I have to say, I feel really bad for those of you that have odor along with this issue. I guess that's one thing I'm lucky about. Maybe it's the powder I use that helps? Give Zeasorb powder a try ( It won't eliminate the wetness completely, but it is more absorbant than cornstarch and it doesn't promote fungus/bacterial growth.

I've had 2 sigmoids (garden hose with a camera) done over the past six years, and they have found nothing. They are chalking my problems up to IBS. I think it's a cop out, because I was fine until I was 27, and then one day, bam, it's swamp ass city. I know financial stress gave me constant runs back then and I haven't been the same since, but something else is going on. I am guessing it's the constant irritation of wiping so furiously trying to get myself clean. I know it's easy to say, to try not to over do it, but the only thing worse than wet swamp ass is Burning itchy swamp ass, which I will get very soon after if I don't clean it up good.

Anyway, I believe what I am suffering from is "perianal hyperhidrosis" with anal fissure complications due to the stress of excessive wiping. I figure if I get my BMs under control, that this condition will get better. I have heared that they can treat anal fissures with a Botulinum toxin A. I'm thnking of seeing a specialist and suggesting that, along with my "cut out everything I enjoy in life" high fiber diet.

I drink too much beer, because I like to get a buzz on and forget about my constant frustrating embarrassing issue. It does make you want to stay out of social situations, and anything that may trigger the flood gates. Mexican food, alcohol, and cigarettes make this worse. I don't smoke pot, but I did at one time, but never habitually. I'm about 30 pounds overweight, but I wasnt when this started. I sit a desk all day, which really doesn't help an irritated bum. Nothing like grinding your sweating irritated bung into a chair all day long for eight hours.

I wish all of you luck, and if I can find anything that really helps, I'll post it.

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Botox your asshole? *shudders*

Great commentary, by the way.


I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

So glad that I am not the only one! My problem is excessive sweating – so much that it leaves my underwear damp, and the wet spots sometimes show up on the back of my pants. Lately I have been wearing either two pairs of underwear to help absorb the moisture, or I wear longer shirts tucked out.

I seem to have the problem most frequently in the morning, before and immediately after breakfast. During the afternoons and evenings I experience it less, if at all.. However, when I am under a lot of stress, or if I am really worried about something, then the intense sweating starts. It sometimes turns into an endless cycle: I feel myself sweating, then I become anxious, then I start sweating some more.

Fiber supplements have helped somewhat, to varying degrees. But the key for me seems to be stress and anxiety management.

Anonymous Teacher's picture

"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. It is the glory of kings to search out a matter. (Prov; 25:2). I say that to encourage all here who are concerned about a personal adversity. I want to remind and encourage you not to be discouraged by whatever it may be. Instead, these (yes, even these types of problems) are the things that cause personal growth and build resilient and unrelenting character. Don't withdraw and don't give in becasue of a problem. Learn, gain perspective and push forward. I'm sure you'll appreciate the adversity when you conquer it yet.

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Pinecone, if you're even still ALIVE at this point, I must insist you TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER and go to a doctor, embarrassed or not, you goofball. When you typed the phrase, "I am being eaten alive!", that should have been a CLUE! If they haven't found your pestulant, bloated, festering dead body lying in a heap already, THEY WILL SOON!

I'd rather see a proctologist than a mortician.

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TSV, or somebody, please explain to me the relationship between the Ryan's Steakhouse story and PR? Maybe it is further back up this thread, but I just don't have the stomach to read all this right now.

BTW--The Ryan's story is really funny and certainly worthy of PR!

"Say, has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose Volcano?"

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Pinecone or anyone else with a hole in your buttcrack see the post above by Eureka. You most likey have a Pilonidal cyst. He listed 3 searchable refences, check them out and see a physician.

trenchmeat's picture

Okay, I'm a straight male but I'm into BDSM and fisting and large object insertion, etc. You get the idea. I know, I'm a freak with an anal sex compulsion I can't control, and I have a leakage problem, naturally since my ass in reamed, but not seemingly as bad as some of the posts on here. My question is: Have any of you been the target of comments or ridicule by others because of an odor? I swear I've heard people complain that I smell like ass, or fish or whatever, but I'm never quite sure. Sometimes I wonder if I am a paranoid delusional or on the verge of schitzophrenia... I do have major depressive bouts often... Please, someone let me know of any similar experiences. I was suprised to know that people with "normal" assholes have a seepage problem. People also say I walk like a fag but I think that's just because I'm bowlegged... Help me, someone!

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Trenchment (not verified):

The idea of something as large as a fist up one's anal cavity is suspect. I've never seen a penis the girth of even a petite female's fist clenched. It's well -it's almost unbelievable. And people actually remark to you that you walk like a fag? Even more difficult to fathom.

Depression and schizophrenia should be dealt with via your general practitioner or a physchologist.

You're probably just doing the troll "please let someone bite on my comment" thing. Why am I bothering to respond to you? In the hopes that anyone who reads this will not again respond to this type of post.

keeping the whack in tally-ho...

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Dumpster, the Ryan's Steakhouse story was mentioned in relation to a post that has been deleted. Someone posted it here that day and tried to pass it off as his own original. I mentioned the story and someone asked where to read it.


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Anonymous Coward's picture

I am truely amazed how common this pain in the ass problem is. I was diagnosed with hemmorroids about 4 years ago after having infrequent bleeding. That went away and have been good-to-go for the past 4 years. In the past month I've noticed the swamp-ass problem. I wasn't sure if it was from bad wiping, sweat, leaking, or what. It generally occurs an hour or two after taking care of business. Sometimes I just have a clear liquid, sometimes it is yellowish, and sometimes brownish. I guess the coloring has to do if it mixes with crap or not. I went to the doctor. He reconfirmed my existence of hemmorroids and prescriped a suppository and told me to eat high fiber to see if it went away over 72 hours. I did so, and I think it went away. But am unsure because I did this over the weekend, and it seems like it occurs more so during the week when I'm sitting at a desk all day. A few days later it returned. I'm not sure if I should get the scope or try to tackle this myself. I'm only 28, have no colon history in the family, exercise constantly, am overweight (but largely muscle-mass). I do drink coffee, drink alcohol, and probably don't get enough fiber. I guess I'll try the fiber increas suggestions as well as cut down on booze and coffee. I was getting really worried about this until I ran across this site. This at least gives me some ideas to fight it through diet without doing constant doctor/specialist visits. I feel like I've looked at the symptoms for every "anal leakage" diagnosis out there, and none seem to match up to what I have going on. Glad I'm not alone out there.

Gustov's picture

Glad to find the site. Okay, here's what I know. Many of us may have a condition known as Pruitus Ani (itchy butt) where the skin around the anus is irritated by various things - butt leaks, soap, cortizone creams etc. The initial cause could be piles, spicy food etc. but the long term problem seems to be the interference of the butt leaks, spice, coffee etc. which won't let the skin heal.

If you've read the preceeding entries, you can see that diet is a major factor here along with hygene. Keeping the area clean with water, wet wipes or wet tp will avoid roughing up the sensative skin. Best is a shower spray after bm and a hair dryer dry-up. If there is excessive leakage, try those round cotton cleaning pads - I rip them in half (still round) so their not too thick and fold them in with a finger. It's a little uncomfortable but worth it. I have also found talc powder to dry the area up nicely - applied after each bm. Avoid baby powder which is cornstarch (can ball up) and often perfumed (irritant). Avoid soap, avoid scrubbing or scratching. Wear loose fitting shorts in the day and nothing at night.

As for diet, cut out all coffee, milk, chocolate, nuts, alcohol, spicy foods, greasy foods, tomatoes, citrus fruits and vitamin C tablets or suppliments. Make sure you get vitamin C elsewhere - apples (also high in fibre) will do. Bananas, vegitables, whole grain foods - whole wheat bread, brown rice, cerials - cut back on red meat. If you can't find the strength to go cold turkey on these, try a few at a time and if not effective, add a few more. This takes time - it's not a quick fix. Allowing the skin to heal can take months - stick to it.

Lastly, try to stay away from creams - Prep H, Corizone etc. as they may be masking the real problem by making your butt feel better while doing long term damage to the skin down there. Make sure you have piles before you use the creams and be sparing.

While this will not work for everyone, everyone can try this method with no adverse side effects. You might even improve other parts of your life! Good luck and thanks for all the advice.

Bnonymous Coward's picture

I've had a 'similar' ish problem, no brown stains, just going to the bathroom to wipe my ass becuase it didnt feel right. I guess I either have a clear leakage or a sweaty ass, and I've become extremely paranoid weather or not I actually do smell. It's causing me to avoid any and all crowds and friends. I'm not even sure at this point if it is really happening, or if it is in my head. As with a few of you, psychosis type crap is revolving around this. I'm starting to think everyone is going 'he smells' or something when i walk away, but i'm having a hard time beleving they actually are. I have no proof i smell like ass, and i'd execpt my friends to actually tell me :( Damn i need help.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I am relieved to find this site. I too thought I was the only one with this problem. My issue is that I have to go back and wipe again about 15 minutes after wiping the first time. I just have the poo problem, not the sweating. That usually takes care of it for the rest of the day. I've had this problem for about 5 plus years. It started all of a sudden. I did go to the doctor a few years back about itching and some blood, but it was a fissure and hemeroids. I didn't tell him about the poo problem. I think I still have the hemeroids so I agree with another poster that the poo might get stuck behind the hemeroid and then sort of find its way down to my but crack within 15 minutes or so. I gave up coffee about 6 months ago and that didn't help. I'm going to try a fiber supplement. I've also started eating instant oatmeal daily instead of muffins. I am overweight and 43 years old. I was just a little overweight when this problem started. I'm now about 60 pounds overweight. I'm in the process of doing what it takes to get back to a healthy weight.

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Well, believe me, it's Dave's delight to know that he's helped! And ours!

I have sent you an email, I hope your email is real. Welcome and please don't be a stranger. Everyone poops, dammit!!!!

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maggie's picture

This site has been so informative and made me feel so not alone. I'm a woman and my problem began 16 years ago when I was in a high stress job, oddly enough next to a starbucks that I ran to every time the day got really tough.

One day, I had gas, like every 6 minutes, and incomplete, runny poops. And Bad gas...really foul, moldy smelling. I stayed home from work for 2 days, thinking it was the flu, but it didn't stop.

It was horrible cause I lived in Seattle and had to ride buses to work and the minute I got on, passengers would pop open the windows in the middle of winter. I got to the point where I would walk 3 miles to work every day in a seedy neighborhood to avoid taking the bus. (uphill, going home in the dark)

I stopped dating all together. My co-workers made rude comments, and they even put in a special air vent in my area. (That made me feel special)

I would go to a doctor and after all tests were exhausted, they would pass me off to their "associate". I went through 9 specialists, 2 holistic doctors, an allergist and was referred to a psychologist.
I did the parasite flushes, vitimin/mineral thing, candidis diet, herbal enemas, I went on a strict diet of anything containing mold. The final diet was from a chinese doctor who put me on nothing but vegetables cleansed with a little bleach and white fish. I went from 140 pounds to 102, and I'm 5'8. Every pay check went to finding a cure.
I kept thinking...why me? I had no interest in living, relationships and became very reclusive and refused to go anywhere with people where I was in enclosed area or not near a restroom.

Fortunately my sister was very understanding, but would always get upset when I would back out of weekend plans at the last minute out of fear of offending people.

I finally moved back to Calif at my mom's request because of my health, and saw her family practice doctor who gave me the best advice, which was to stop punishing and hating myself for having a medical condition.

I went back to eating food again, but the problem always remained. It has decreased over the years, but still there and I got used to living with it. It's not the kind of thing others understand. The ones who notice the odor, avoid me and the ones who couldn't smell, would tell me I'm imagining it.

The one thing I never was able to do was to give up coffee completely, and never linked that as a cause. It was like my only reward for living such a pitfully lonely life.

But after reading this site, I am going to try that with the fiber and see if there is any help. (Can't hurt)

thanks all of you for sharing. It means a lot.

butt_monkey's picture

Well, I'm really glad I found this place.

Firstly, I thought I was the only one who had this problem, and I'd kept quiet about it for a couple of years, since getting it. It's really put a downer on a lot of things recently. I'm 34, 6'1", average weight, physically fit, and had the same things people have described here - feeling itchy, sometimes worse, and an hour after having been, looking as if I'd never bothered wiping.

So, I found some things that worked for me.

1) Having a bath after having a BM. Always works well. Nice hot bath seemed to prolong the 'dry/clean' state. Not for ever, but for long enough to go out of an evening or something. I've always been clean, but I've found that a shower doesn't have the same 'soothing' effect on the area that being immersed for 10 minutes does.

2) Zinc/Castor Oil cream. I don't know about anyone else, but I get pretty sore down in my 'crack', and sometimes it would be really painful - enough to stop me walking if there was an option. And if I had to wipe twice in a day, there would always be trouble. But I found that this cream (used for nappy rash) would really help. After a bath, rub this in. Make sure you do it with a minimum amount of the cream, as either too much cream or not rubbing it in enough meant more sweat/itching/soreness. Getting it right means 24 hours of normal-feeling skin.

3) FIBRE! I only really thought about this after finding this site. I'm in the UK and I eat All Bran every day. Since doing this, I've been almost smear-free. And those bits I have had have been understandable as I'm quite flatulent anyway.

This is one of those things that's really horrible - it seems like a joke to some people, but it's amazing how it saps your confidence, particularly being intimate. I've had to turn down some very interesting offers since having this problem. Hopefully I'll get some more offers now I have a handle on it. And I hope someone finds what I found out helps them too.

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Ok heres the poop scoop. I hade loose bowel movements most mornings, but even when they were formed I would still have leakage about 2 hours after. I would just feel wet down there, go to the bathroom and have to clean myself again. Sometimes it was clear other times it was crappy. So heres your answer FIBER. It works. I used fiber con Maxed out the dose and It cleared up the problem. It won't work instantly but stick with it it will. After about 1 month I am anal leakage free. Good luck and remember FIBER FIBER FIBER!!!!!

Anal Burn's picture

I have partial help or advice to those who have the itchy/burning ass after you've wiped and wiped. After your BM, apply a little bit of a cream called "DRC Diaper Rash Creme" directly on ur anus. You can find this product located in the baby product isles usually at Targets,Wal-Marts, and other grocery stores; I swear by this product. I suffer from the same embarressing problems as everyone else on this page and wanted to share what I have learned for those who may not know about it.

Product note, it doesn't come in a box, it's a tube (to help you locate it)

Cheeks A Flexican's picture

This has been a problem for me since I have been about 10 years old. Diet, Caffeine and Overweight seems to be the deadly combo that causes AL. Caffeine, being a neuroexcitertoxin
must make the whole central nervous system

Success story's picture

Hey people

I used to have a leaky ass problem but then started using a product called Herbal Fibreblend. This stuff works wonders for all sorts of bowel problems. The day after I first took it, I shat 10 times (no shit), and these were no small shits. I wondered how I could have so much shit in my ass.

The problems have improved greatly since using it. I didn't realise until reading this thread
some of the symptoms it cured. I used to get an itchy ass alot - not at all any more. Also works great for constipation.

I saw a specialist about leaky ass and he said to eat more fibre. I was kinda skeptical, thinking "it can't be that easy".Anyway I took his advice and started trying different forms of fibre and came across Fibreblend.

This stuff is made from all natural herbs and psyllium. Metamucil uses psyllium too but it has sugar and artificial flavors. Fibreblend wipes the floor with metamucil. Doesn't take great but works like magic.

My ass is not completely fixed but definately 75% better. I still eat alot of crap, but even if u eat no other forms of fibre, this product still works well and works immediately.

Literally, the day after you take it, you'll be clearing out your bowels big time. Try it and let us know if it works for you.

HI's picture

I have had an anal leakage for 12 months now not knowing what it was i went to my GP he said something about a fissure he gave me some cream it made it worse a short time after this i was diognosed with chron's disease. Seriuosly you people who are suffering with this should go and see a doctor straight away


Here's something I found out by accident that might help you.

While on a bodybuilding diet, I was eating alot of potatoes. Normally, like you guys, my stools were very messy, having to wipe way too much. Anyway while eating heaps of potatoes, I hardly had to wipe my ass at all. The stools were well formed and very bulky. I ate the potatoes, skins and all by the way.

I did a little reading and found out there are 2 types of fibre: soluble and insoluble.Now, before discovering the potatoes, I ate alot of fruit which didn't help much: still messy. My theory is that insoluble fibre, which potato skins contain, reduces leak more than soluble fibre (which most fruits contain).So if you eat alot of fruit but still have messy turds, this could be the reason why.

I tried other forms of insoluble fibre, like All Bran, which does work, however, nothing works as well as potatoes, with skin on.

Also, ya gotta drink alot of water with the fibre or you'll get constipated.

dr. know's picture

Yep, I though I was genus when I first thought of my t.p. "asspon" (tampon for the ass)solution years ago, and I was going to put a patent on it, market it as the "asspon" but apparently there are quite a few of you with the same solution. . . ho hum. I guess I'll have to think of some other way to make that first million.

Yep, I have the same problem. Though I am mostly concerned with the possible smell. I swear that people have commented on it, like "who farted?!" but I don't notice anything and I look around wondering "is that me? Oh, shit!"

Ya, it's probably partially psychological paranoia, but apparently this anal leakage thing is rather common.

Does anyone else notice the smell? eeew!

Yours truly,

Smelly butt

StinkyAss's picture

I just thought Id put my two sence in. Im a 28 yr. old woman and I have after tons of anxiety and doctors and everything else you can immagine been diagnosed with Colitis. I noticed a lot of people writing with the same symptoms I had. I was so scared so I wanted to write and tell you the stuff you may read about Colitis in most cases will be the worst case scenerio stuff. I had Mucus, diahreah, constipation, some blood in my stool, rumbling tummy, nausea, bloating,strong stomach pains(like period pain) and yes lovley butt leakage! I was too scared to try the prescription for Colitis because I read too much bad stuff about it. I sometimes would have all of the stupid symtoms at once and other times maybe one or two. Anyways I went to a natualist and told him not to give me any hocus pocus stuff. He was a great sport and told me not to worry. He told me that usually the mucus is caused by tiny sores in your intestines or rectum. Your body is trying to heal it but it moist up there (think of a scab on your Knee) and to do that it produces mucus. Also in the mix is sometimes blood. The reason for the leaky butt issue for me is colon spasms. No I dont feel the spasm but thats what it is. So I now take Miso (it like a Japanise soup) It has quite a bit of salt in it which I guess helps for some reason ( i cant remember that part) But the thing that helps me the most is Cayanne capsules. I know its weird but It works like nothing else. It completly heals your insides and guts and the sores in your colon. No more more leaky butt either!! I love it. I had to buy a cheap capsule maker and Cayanne powder and I take two capsules after I eat so it doesnt hurt my tummy and Im good to go. I know this isnt the case with everyone but I kept thinking if I had read this and tried it I would have felt so much better and not had the anxiety for so long. Oh one more thing..Keep up the fiber intake like everyone is saying. It may not work at first but it will help at least a little in the long run.

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