Page last reviewed: October I Next review due: October There can be many different reasons for discharge from your anus bottom , and it can vary in colour, appearance and consistency. It may be watery or jelly-like, and be clear, white, yellowish, pinkish or brown. Your doctor will ask you questions about your symptoms, may examine your bottom, and may send you for tests, including:. Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.
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Rectal Discharge: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Rectal discharge is the release of mucus or pus from the anal opening. It can be a sign of an underlying colorectal problem or occur after colorectal surgery. Rectal discharge gives a constant feeling of dampness moisture at the anal opening or a feeling to pass out the bowel. The discharge can occur in both, men and women. A rectal discharge is the passing out of any fluid from the anus, apart from feces and blood. Mostly, the discharge is the mucus, which is usually produced in the colon and rectum for protection and to help pass the stool easily.
What Causes Rectal Discharge?
The anus is that part of the intestinal tract that passes through the muscular canal of the pelvis and anal sphincters. It is the final orifice through which stool passes out of the body. In adults, the anus is 4 to 5 centimeters long. The lower half of the anal canal has sensitive nerve endings.
Rectal discharge refers to any substance, aside from feces, that comes out of your rectum. Your rectum is last part of your digestive system before your anus, which is the opening at the end the system. It usually presents as mucus or pus that you may notice in your underwear or on your stool.