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I have for the last 30 years had a problem with a rectom leak

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I have for the last 30 years had a problem with a rectom leak after I have gone to the bathroom, after about 30 min. I have to go back and clean myself up or it start eching and if I don'tclean up soon i will bleed.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
Fecal incontinence is commonly caused by altered bowel habits.The sphincter muscles become weaker as you grow older.the muscles and nerves can get damaged during vaginal delivery, anal surgery or excessive straining. Certain strokes can also cause this would need to see your doctor so that you can have certain tests including anal manometry, defecography and testing to see if the nerves supplying the anal muscles are functioning normally (anal electromyography or EMG).treatment may include dietary changes, medications, special exercises that help you better control your bowels, or surgery.follow link for details
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