Ask an expert
Question

14 Aug 2007

Discharge from anus
Dear Dr
I recognised a discharge from my anus this morning after i woke up. On going to the toilet there was no bowel movement-just a "slimey" yellowish thickish discharge from my anus area. Definitely not from my vagina- yes Im female.It didnt smell nice either. Im quite worried-do you know what this might be??I am 49
years old.
Thank you
Inge
Answer 1,179 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Inge
The anal canal does produce phlegm, when one has a polyp this phlegm may be more than normal - if you have infection in the canal you can produce yellow, offensive smelling phlegm. So if this persists - rather see your doctor.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9378 votes
No
67% - 19423 votes
Vote