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Anal Leakage problem
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greatgoalie17 posted:
Hey folks,

So heres my story. I'm 22 years old and about 2 months ago I had a UTI, and when i noticed I had a UTI, I noticed that i was having a little anal leakage going on with it. I got some medicine for the UIT (it began with a C, sorry i can;t remember the meds. name, and is strong, just not penicilin as i am allergic to that.) Well the UTI and the leaking went away when I was taking the meds given to me. About 2 weeks later the anal leakage started again. Its not like diarrhea, its more along a rust-orangish/brown liquid. It doesn't spill out and require me to change my pants or anything. It smells fairly bad, and happens more frequently when being active or sweating. I have gone to see a specialist and had a colonoscopy done and biopsies were taken and came back completely normal the Dr. said. I had gone to Cleveland Clinic as well. They said "R/O Crohn's, IBD & Microscopic Colitis. I have done some of my own reading, and it seems to me that I may have colitis, seeing as when i was taking the meds for the UTI, it cleared up, but because I was only taking it for 2 weeks, It came back, I have read that taking a 6 week dose would clear this up if colitis was the case, but the crazy thing is when i had the 2nd UTI (first one showed up on test, and we cleared that. I got it from hockey equipment i didn't wash lol), it never showed up on tests, but it went away with meds and matched all the symptoms. This gets very annoying and uncomfortable to go out in public places and worry about leaking and smelling. I don't feel it leak out, I don't have to use the bathroom more than I usually do. There is never blood unless I wipe to much, and thats only a real small amount from the crappy TP i have lol. I have even changed my diet after moving back home from college for a while ( i graduated) and started eating healthier and still no change. My docotor does not happen to think it is colitis and is saying i should have a " anal rectal manometry to assess sphincter function." But I was told that my sphincter was not loose, Im not having tar or mucus stool, i dont fart and accidentally poop my pants, I just sit down for a long period of time, or get sweaty, or work out and notice this nonsense happening. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have no clue whats goin on down there lol.

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CalGal37 responded:
Did the pathology report from the colonoscopy definitely rule out colitis? All biopsies that were taken were clear and the doc's notes on the visual inspection say 'no colitis?' If you haven't read the written reports yourself, do so. Far too many things are lost in translation when a patient is told the results.

If the leakage is an orangy color, please make sure to have the problem of fat malabsorption ruled out, too. 'Orangy' material could be fat. It can smell pretty foul. Fat issues can be a result of celiac and pancreatic issues.
 
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greatgoalie17 replied to CalGal37's response:
Thanks CalGal. I sent this to the doctor I was seeing and am awaiting reply:

Did the pathology report from the colonoscopy definitely rule out colitis for me? Also, I was wondering if fat malabsorption was ruled out as well. I know that can be related to celiac and pancreatic issues which can cause problems like mine to happen. I do not want to subject myself to a battery of tests that may still not revel anything to the cause of my problem. As a 22 year old trying to step into the business world, this is very challenging. If your saying that Crohns disease is ruled out, and both my doctor that recommended a colonoscopy and yourself said that the sphincter function was not loose and working right, I personally do not see the need for me to have a anal rectal manometry When I first experienced this problem, I was given the alternative medication for penicillin, ciprofloxacin, and that cleared the problem up, but I was only given a 2 week dose to clear up my UTI. Then the leakage returned. I have read that people have had a 6 week dose and it has cleared up their problem. As well as that, I was curious if I could see the reports made after the colonoscopy to see that colitis what completely ruled out. I have no other problems, or symptoms. I feel fine in every way possible except for the leakage. I do not have the symptoms of Crohns disease and you said you have ruled that out, I do not have symptoms of IBS, no diarrhea, no super hard stool, no black stool, no blood in my stool, i have control over my bowels and bowel movements, I do not pass stool instead of passing gas, I am not in pain. The only problem is the leakage. I have read online other various reports of people with the symptoms and problems like me, taking a 6 week dose of ciprofloxacin and have had positive results. I am just asking if it is possible to put me on this medication and see if there is any improvement. Here is a link to one of the stories:
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Gastroenterology/Anal-leakage-causes-besides-hemorrhoids-/show/963449

Thank you for your time.


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