Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:22 AM
Hi there, I am a 19 year old male, and I am pretty sure the cause of my odor is similar to yours, it definitely seems to be coming from the anal area and I often feel as though my anus is wet/moist, but doesn't feel like it is sweat if you know what I mean, it still happens even when the rest of my body is cold. Also, do you get a feeling of incomplete evacuation, like you need to go again (this is IBS related according to my doctor)? Basically, can someone please help me out with this. This is my situation:All of this seems to have started this I went camping last summer and I am sure I had some sort of food poisoing which didn't last too long, and I felt the urge to go to the toilet, but obviously I can't have had enough water to drink so felt fairly constipated. Then all of the people gave me funny reactions and my friend told me I stunk of #### (funny comment now I look back at it lol, but not at the time). Anyway I tried to go to the toilet after that as I felt a real urge to go, but I seriously couldn't go for a ####, it tooke like 30 or 40 minutes to get rid of some odd thin-looking faeces and it almost felt like my bowels were "backed up". So after going to the toilet I felt quite a lot of gas inside me, and I also had this "dropping" or "descending" sensation, a little different to the feeling of gas - almost like you said before. What could this be?Anyway, during that weekend of camping, I just stayed in my tent most of the time, and tried to drink some more fluids, but was still struggling to get rid of all this ####, and I hardly ate a thing for 3 days. Since then, this problem has stayed with me, varying in intensity, and has been about 8 or 9 months now. However, I can never smell it myself - just by the reactions of my friends or complete strangers. I am sure at one point, it might have actually gone for about a month or two? Although I am not too sure about that. And again, it definitely is worse when I am anxious. I have visted the doctor 3 times regarding this problem, the first couple of times I didn't really mention the anal sphincter or whatever, as I though it might be diet related (as I had some trouble with bowel movements for a few months which seems to have calmed down a bit now), but the problem of the odor, now having lived with this for a fairly long time, seems to coincide with a wet anus (or wet feeling around that area). I have felt down there a few times (lol) and it definitely doesn't feel right, like a little relaxed. What exactly should be the feeling of a healthy anus (Sorry, I know it is a wierd question but I really wouldn't know as I didn't constantly inspect my anus before all of this)? I am sure again, like others, the odor is worse depending on what I have eaten, but stress and anxiety, etc, seem to be the biggest factors in how bad it will be - this is when my anal area feels really moist, and I can feel this most when I am sitting down in my chair, especially when I am quite anxious about something - but the rest of my body doesn;t feel sweaty!!!Finally, in the last few weeks I have noticed that when I have gas it seems to escape fairly easily, with little resistance, whereas, before this problem, started I could "hold one in" for a long time
?!?!? Also, when I need to go for a bowel movement it is a sudden urge, like there is a weakening os some muscle down there??? Altough this is a symptoms of IBS, which others I am sure (who have no odor) experience.So, what exactly is going on, and how do I approach my doctor about it this week when I see him? Is there a way for him to measure the strength of my sphincter, and can he find out if something is really weak down there fairly easily - or would I need to see a gastroenterologist to find this out? I am in the UK by the way, not in the states like yourself, so not sure how the system works over there.Anyway, thanks in advance, any help will be greatly appreciated! I am sure there is some way to sort this problem out, and it probably lies with the anal sphincer although I could not say as I am not a doctor.....Please reply and I will get back to you if you want any more info about my problem and we can help each other out.