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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. Rectal discharge is intermittent or continuous expression of liquid from the anus (per rectum). Otherwise, this is closely related to types of fecal incontinence (e. Fecal leakage) but the term rectal discharge does not necessarily imply degrees of incontinence. Types of fecal incontinence that produce a liquid leakage could be thought of as a type of rectal discharge. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.