Yellow leaking from anus?

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Sorry for the TMI.. but I'm a 20 year old female. I suffer with severe anxiety & got diagnosed with IBS. I've noticed recently there seems to be yellow leaking from my anus? It's not like a constant trickling out.. a few times a day it kinda feels like I'm passing gas but it's a tiny bit of this yellow stuff.. Whenever I wipe after going to the toilet there's always a lot of yellow on the toilet paper. However, my stools seem relatively 'normal' (ie: not yellow. Sometimes parts of it is pale though. I get c & d. Usually after being constipated for a few days I get d for a day) I've had this now for quite a few months.. Is this a normal symptom of IBS? I'm so worried it's something like cancer sad

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    One of the symptoms of IBS is mucus - a yellowish white colour and sometimes clear. Could this be what it is? Sometimes, when you wipe, it feels 'slimy' if you are passing mucus. It shows that the colon is irritated. However, perhaps it would be better to go back to your GP and discuss it with him/her, so they can reassure you and put your mind at rest. Hope that things soon improve for you.
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    You should go back to your GP and request other tests. Read up on Coeliac disease and other gastrointestinal problems...website is Coeliac Org UK...look under Symptoms and Diagnosis and see if any of it also applies to you. Your GP should have given you a test for coeliac disease prior to diagnosing IBS - if not you should request this. Eat as normal until afterwards or you could get a false Negative result.
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    I don't think I had a coeliac test but I did have a blood test just before I was diagnosed, and the doctor said as the blood test was fine he wasn't worried.
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    Coeliac is a very specific blood test - it is not one which which would be incorporated into a normal blood count blood test. People who think it was included subsequently find out that it wasn't....it is just an assumption that the GP will have tested them for "everything"....which is not possible of course. Worth reading up on the disease, making sure you are eating plenty of bread and gluten containing products daily for at least 6 weeks before going back for a test...sometimes the body gets accustomed to a certain amount and symptoms do not show up much...so increase gluten intake if you can. If it makes things worse in the bowel department you will know you are on the right track! Hence the advantage of a Food Diary to take with you. It is well worth doing.

    Short term pain for long term gain! In the meantime something like taking a Probiotic each day will not do you any harm.

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    Nothing to worry about rj37144 .

    IBS sufferers get this problem. As been explained, it is a muscus discharge from the anus, originating from the bowels. Sometimes it is clear and slimy or sometimes its yellow-ish, containing bile fluids/faeces in small amounts. It is very acidic and may make you itch. Totally symptomatic of IBS so nothing to worry about. Its not cancerous. Blood tests would confirm that in any case.

    When there is no discharge sometime the anus can feel slimy that you may not have had pre IBS symptoms.

    Probably best to make surehand washing is done after bowel movements when handling objects and food to safeguard your family from nasty bugs.

    I dont know if this is symptomatic of other bowel disorders but it common in IBS. Most other dieseases of the bowel affect less than 1% of population, whereas IBS is much higher.

    I have found rice, quinoa and oats are very gentle on the stomach. Eat little and often, avoid alcohol and water filter your domestic water. Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS); is commonly used in soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes. Plenty of sleep, tiredness irritates IBS.

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      I  had this problem when my IBS first started. Been thru all the tests and nothing untoward has been found, so IBS it is.... Changed diet using Fodmap directions. The mucous has mostly gone, and my need to go to the toilet isn't as urgent. Still not perfect but feel that i can see the light beyond the tunnel. One thing I want to mention. Using the toilet so often I found myself getting sore. I now apply Diprobase lotion after each movement and feel the soreness is calming down. This IBS is a debilitating condition, but with patience and experimentation, you can take back control of yourself.

      seems to be a key, and one needs to find what works for them. 

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    Loose yellow poo can be a symptom of Coeliac disease - and it is well known that at least 1 in 100 people suffer from it...many others still remain undiagnosed.... often for many years....hence the NICE Guidelines to GPs to test for it first, before making any changes to your diet. Good Luck!
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    hi rj37144,

    did u get yourself checked again? hope things were fine.

    just wanted to ask you if anything was diagnosed as someone in my acquaintance is also facing the same issue.

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    Don't know if anyone still follows this post, but my question to the original poster is are you on an antacid? Or a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec, omeprazole, Prevacid, lansoprazole, Nexium, Axid, etc., or an H2 blocker like Zantac or ranitidine, Pepcid or famotidine? Sometimes people think they have heartburn due to too much stomach acid. But a lot of times the heartburn is actually due to too little stomach acid. Do you get bloated? If you are on any of the above medicines, did the yellow leakage start after you started that medicine? I took Zantac for about a month because I thought my heartburn was due to too much stomach acid. I also thought this was causing my bloating. I started getting this greenish/yellowish leakage. It was bile. Because I am a pharmacist, I starting thinking about the time frame. I stopped take the Zantac and within 24 hours, the leakage and the diarrhea stopped. My bloating was because I didn't have enough acid in my stomach, so food was just sitting in there fermenting and building up gas, causing severe bloating. The boating was pushing the acid into my esophagus. At the same time, I had an uncommon epiglottic cyst in my throat that was getting in the way of me being able to burp, which made the bloating even worse. Got the cyst surgically removed and that somewhat helped the bloating. But it still wasn't gone. Stopped the Zantac and it is almost gone. I am now waiting for my order of bromelian and pepsin to come in so I can supplement my stomach acid to hopefully bring to UP to the level it should be so I can digest food in a timely manner. And that should get rid of the bloating.

    Bottom line, the acid reducer medication was causing my blue leakage issue. Hopefully this helps someone.

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      OMG - Thank you! I have been on a fre meds for a while and noting was indicated for this embarassing side effect. I only today, months later, realized that I could be the antacid Famotidine. 

      I don`t know why it took me so ling to connect the dots, but it will be taken promptly out of my rotation! The symptoms seem to have only worsened over time too! Such an embarrasing topic, and a confidence-killer in a relatively new relationship.

      My fingers are crossed!! Thanks for taking the time to post!!!

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      Hello DRddj i hope you catch this email. i have same issue with yellow leaking. i don't take any zanatac / rantidinne etc. but i have my gallbladder removed , is this may cause the same issue and in this case how can i increase my stomach acidity .

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