(Original post by bred)
Just go to a doctor! I had a problem where I had a slight tear around my anus and it was causing some bleeding when I went to the toilet. I decided to face my GP and he was of course very professional and after a brief inspection I was given a prescription for some hemorrhoid capsules and some stool softening medication and the problem was resolved within the subsequent weeks.
ok anal tear/anal fissure is totally different and is reinforcing vicous cycle (hurts to poo so u delay pooing, means poo is harder and more solid, means it chafes more on exit, means it worsens tear/fissure)
The anal sphincters are incredibly sensitive, a real piece of engineering. THey can differentiate solid, liquid and gas, and can usually prevent gas escaping. Think about it, if they didn't then every time u put pressure on your intestines u'd fart, and then suck gas back into yourself.
No I've never heard of this, but using the medical knowledge I have, I'd guess one or some of the following.
1) your anal phincter is not fully competent, meaning you don't soil yourself, but that gas escapes constantly. (giving the constant smell). Now it must be noted that EVERYONE produces large volumes of gas, mainly cos of bacteria in your intestinal tract, but most absorb it gently in their intestines.
2) You aren't absorbing enough of this gas. perhaps due to problems with your colon/small intestine. Do you ever have problems with diarrheoa? Ever get pain/bloatedness?
3) VERY UNLIKELY - perhaps you have some abnormal flora growing there. In which case a faecal stool smaple could be tested by your doc to check, and a course of antibiotics would fix this (after which you'd be colonised by 'normal' intestinal bacteria.
In any case go to your GP, explain the problem, explain the distress it is causing you, and you'll be referred to a gastroenterologist. They MAY want to stick an endoscope up your bum to check there is nothing grossly wrong, but remember
-We've seen it all before
-A consultation lasts 15 mins max. Would it be more embarrasing than having people think you've **** urself constantly?
-Think how life would be without this issue!!!