Rectal discharge is intermittent or continuous expression of liquid from the anus per rectum. Normal rectal mucus is needed for proper excretion of waste. Otherwise, this is closely related to types of fecal incontinence e. Types of fecal incontinence that produce a liquid leakage could be thought of as a type of rectal discharge. Different types of discharge are described. Generally "rectal discharge" refers to either a mucous or purulent discharge, but, depending upon what definition of rectal discharge is used, the following could be included:.
Anal leakage: Causes and treatments
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Anal leakage: Symptoms, causes, and remedies
Anal leakage, or fecal incontinence, is the accidental passing of stool from the anus. Anal leakage can range from an occasional leak when passing gas to completely losing control of the bowel. There are many causes of fecal incontinence. For some people, a combination of problems is responsible for this issue. Loose stool is more difficult to keep in the rectum than solid stool, causing or worsening fecal incontinence.