Learn about our expanded patient care options and visitor guidelines. Your rectum is the lower part of your colon, where stool forms. If the rectum drops out of its normal place within the body and pushes out of the anal opening, the condition is called rectal prolapse. In the early stages, a prolapse may happen only after a bowel movement. The protruding rectum may then slip back through the anal canal on its own.
Rectal discharge: STIs, IBS, Hemorrhoids, and Other Causes
Rectal discharge is the release of mucus or pus from the anal opening. It can be a sign of an underlying colorectal problem or occur after colorectal surgery. Rectal discharge gives a constant feeling of dampness moisture at the anal opening or a feeling to pass out the bowel. The discharge can occur in both, men and women.
What does anal mucus discharge mean? If you are experiencing this symptom you may have an infection like E. Read now for more associated characteristics, causes, and treatment options. Mucus is a slippery or slimy substance that is naturally produced by your bowels.
The anus is that part of the intestinal tract that passes through the muscular canal of the pelvis and anal sphincters. It is the final orifice through which stool passes out of the body. In adults, the anus is 4 to 5 centimeters long. The lower half of the anal canal has sensitive nerve endings. There are blood vessels under the lining, and in its mid portion there are numerous tiny, anal glands.