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Anal leakage common causes, symptoms and natural treatments by dr. David cummings, md published october 30, 2017 updated january 23, 2018 a leaky anus can be an embarrassing condition causing uncontrollable anal discharge. You should increase your intake of fiber-rich foods to bulk up the stool. Strengthen the anal muscles by performing sphincter exercises. Bowel training plays a very important role in preventing anal leakage. One study found that 19 percent of surveyed women reported an episode of anal leakage. This number is much higher than what has been previously reported. Anal leakage is sometimes called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence or anal seepage. Some people only realize that they suffer from a leaky anus when they notice anal discharge on their underwear. The seepage may be watery stool or mucus that has passed unknowingly from the rectal muscles. The treatment for anal leakage and vary significantly dependent on the cause of the leaking. It may require the use of topical applications, oral medication or even surgery. There is no single treatment that can be applied to all causes of anal leakage. Anal mucus discharge is commonly caused by transient gastrointestinal illness. In healthy people, anal mucus discharge usually does not last longer than 10 days. If discharge lasts longer than 10 days, you may need to have your immune system and gastrointestinal system evaluated for other diseases. What is anal leakage? Anal leakage is fecal incontinence, basically, it is when the person cannot stop themselves from having a bowel movement. Usually, they are unable to get to the bathroom in time before the movement begins. Anal leakage most likely will also be seen with diarrhea, constipation or extreme bloating and gas. Anal cancer is a relatively rare cancer and more common in females than in males. Anal leakage is characterised by the faeces and stools coming out of the body of the anal cavity without the willingness of the person. Usually, the bowel movement is dependent on the urge of the person to release bowel, but in particular people, they lose the control over it, expulsion occurs before reaching a toilet.