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Anal Leakage started when I developed bulimia

I need advice.

The last few months I've had a lot of days where I feel, quite frankly, like my butt is leaking.

Other forums talk about smell, which I've never noticed. Basically I'll be standing around at work and suddenly my butt gets very itchy (I keep it very clean, it definitely isn't a wiping issue) and starts to feel like it's leaking. It feels like there's sweat between my butt cheeks. It feels like I'm going to run to the bathroom and find a pool of diarrhea in my underwear. Every time there's nothing. When I wipe, I don't even see anything. This can happen anywhere from once every few weeks to every day in a week.

Not simultaneously with the leaking, but often I also see a lot of blood while wiping after pooping. I have diarrhea at least every week, and usually about once a day. I've struggled with constipation in the past as well.

I don't know if it helps to mention this, but the leaking started around the same time I developed bulimia. I only mention this because a lot of people discuss the connection between eating disorders and bowel stuff.

Please help. This is really messing me up. I don't want to go to a doctor if it's something simple like needing more fibre.
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replied July 5th, 2015
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Alternating bowel habits history, blood in stool, tenesmus, anal leakage and other symptoms point to wards likely an inflammatory infective process. Differentials are inflammatory bowel disease, anal abscess, haemorrhoids and anal incontinence. Get some work up, anal manometry and digital rectal examination for a detailed clinical correlation and narrowing of differentials. It shall sort out the cause and treatment accordingly.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care
Khan



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replied July 5th, 2015
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You definitely need to see your Md at his earliest appt.
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