oozing butt: is it related to giving birth?

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Ginny asks:

Ever since I gave birth for the first time many years ago, most of the time after a bowel movement, I have to wipe and wipe and wipe and, later, I find I have to wipe some more. It can take a whole day to get clean back there. It just seems like poop is oozing out all day long. I can never find anything about this on line and am embarrassed to ask my doctor. What is this?


Dear Ginny,

There is a very high increase in seemingly endless ass-wiping after giving birth. But usually its the baby's butt that needs it, not your own.

Sometimes childbirth can cause some damage to the pudendal nerve or the anal sphincter resulting in fecal incontinence. The damage can be caused by the "pushing" during delivery of the baby, or from a cut (episiotomy) or tear that involves the perianal area. Kegel exercises that strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor can be helpful in reversing this problem.

It also would not be a bad idea to mention this to your doctor at your next visit. No need for you to be embarrassed. He has seen your butt in worse shape than just having a little poo coming out of it.

Thanks for asking Motherload!

Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.












16 Comments on "oozing butt: is it related to giving birth?"

healthy 1's picture
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First post rocks.

I would see a doctor. It is apparent that something changed since you had your baby.

How long has this problem persisted (specific time frame)?
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Anal About Poop's picture
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Yup, pushing out an 8 lbs bowling ball will do that to you. Motherload is right. You should tell your doctor about it and if you're not comfortable with that doctor enough to tell them your health concerns (even the embarrassing ones) then maybe it's time to look for a new doctor. After my second child I had terrible incontinence. I couldn’t jog, sneeze or cough. One time I peed myself just by listening to running water. What made it worse was that I had a house full of guest that had come over to see the new baby. I was still very sore and couldn't sprint to the bathroom. The only good thing was that it happened in the kitchen where there is tile floor. It was so embarrassing, but my mom helped me clean up the floor and myself. I love Mom. Otherwise I think I would have just stood there crying in a puddle of my own piss. Pathetic, I know.

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Ginny, ifg my typong is garbledd, itd becausw I gouged outy mu eyes agter readinf this.

Fart Poopie's picture
j 1000+ points

I agree with Anal About Poop. If you don't feel comfortable sharing your medical concerns with your doctor, then you should find a different one. Don't worry about being embarrassed about this, though. I can assure you most doctors have dealt with worse and more embarrassing problems than this. ;-)

Double Flush's picture
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It may very well be related, but I'm a guy and sometimes I'll leak a lot. If I have gas, it turns into ShartFest.

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You need to stop eating those WOW chips.
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Double Flush's picture
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Actually, Sam, I don't eat chips. Sometimes I'll eat fries (I guess they are chips in Europe though), but not very often, and they don't cause problems.

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GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Duhh-fya, WOW chips are made with "olestra", which is a fake oil that causes butt leakage in a lot of people. IT WAS FUNNY!

And Healthy 1, puh-lease stop with the "first post" thing. We're not in Jr.Hi.

We talk about poop, yes, but we're WAY more cool than Jr.Hi.

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Yep. That "first post" thing gets on my nerves. I am often the first person to post, and do not even consider braying about it. All it means is that I spend too much time on the internet, not that I am cool in some way.
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Tydirium's picture
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Sounds like someone wishes he got the first post!

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Did you happen to have an episiotomy during the bowling ball's birth? I had a fourth degree episiotomy with Thing One (they had to make one hole out of two) and I didn't have trouble like you did, but the doctor warned me I might have.

Yes, get thee to a doctor.


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the log of hazzard's picture
l 100+ points

Sometimes you have to give the female gender a pat on the back for all the crap they go through. Periods would kill me alone. Oozing asses wouldn't exactly help.

Some are born crappy, some achieve crappiness, and some have crapiness thrusted upon them. (Do NOT be the last one)

james's picture

Dear Ginny & Double Flush,
I just found this site via the Mayo Clinic site researching Pruritis Ani. I've been dealing with this issue progressively getting worse for about 2 years. After seeing my Gastroenterologist, I reduced the fat intake in my diet and increased the Fiber (nothing radical). The results were almost immediate and now a week later I feel like a new man. The leakage, wetness, and constant wiping are gone!
In a nutshell,
"FIBER UP & FAT DOWN
REDUCES THE WIPING AND ELIMINATES THE BROWN"

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Whew! I'm glad I escaped this with Gordon. So far there is not incontinence, whether fecal or urine. But, I also did not have an episiotomy, or receive any tears, and I did not have any drugs. I sometimes wonder if pain killers used during childbirth increase the chance of getting the nerve injuries Motherload mentioned.

Anyway, I hope you get better, Ginny!

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Redcrack's picture

Any one that can give me advice?
I had a emergency C-section 9 months ago and have had trouble with going to the bathroom since, first I was blocked up, and when it did come out I bled like a stuck pig, now 9 months later I am still going through the same cycles, but having horrible cramps that feel like my intestines are tied in a knot, Was this caused from the surgery?

Anonymous's picture

Yes, go to the doctor immediately. You could be dead in days.

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