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What causes light brown anal discharge?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Discharge from anus, light brown in color past three days. 47 year old healthy woman. Also Oder from rectal area. What is this and how do I treat it?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be due to infection

Detailed Answer:
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Dear Ms

Odour and discharge from anal region suggest possibility of infective foci in the anal region. It would be very helpful if you could provide me the following additional information for me to be able to assist you further

1. Do you experience any pain in anal region especially while passing stools?

2. Do you have any previous or present history of constipation?

3. Is there any swelling in area surrounding anal opening?

4. Is the discharge from the anus with the stools or present from skin surrounding anus?

Awaiting your response


Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kaltari


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What causes light brown anal discharge?

Brief Answer: Likely to be due to infection Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Ms Odour and discharge from anal region suggest possibility of infective foci in the anal region. It would be very helpful if you could provide me the following additional information for me to be able to assist you further 1. Do you experience any pain in anal region especially while passing stools? 2. Do you have any previous or present history of constipation? 3. Is there any swelling in area surrounding anal opening? 4. Is the discharge from the anus with the stools or present from skin surrounding anus? Awaiting your response Take Care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kaltari