Yes. Getting tested regularly is the best way to stay up-to-date on your sexual health. If you
are having unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, STD testing may be the right decision for
you. Occasionally, anal discharge can be associated with diseases of the rectum and colon not related to STDs.
Most patients don’t know that
anal discharge can be a symptom
Gonorrhea and chlamydia are curable with antibiotics
if detected and treated early. As long as it’s treat in the early stages, long-term risks
associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia are minimal.
Untreated STDs can cause long term health problems for patients, so it’s important to
get tested if you believe you’re at risk.
What are common symptoms associated with anal
Random and unexpected discharge from the rectum can be accompanied by a varied list of
symptoms that may help you identify the source:
Abdominal pain or cramping
Abdominal swelling, distention or bloating
Bloody stool (blood may be red, black, or tarry in texture)
Change in bowel habits
Fecal incontinence (inability to control stools)
Pain, which may be severe, in the abdomen, pelvis, or lower back
Urgent need to pass stool
Watery diarrhea including multiple episodes
What else can cause anal discharge?
There are multiple types of anal discharge. The type of
discharge that most people are commonly familiar with is diarrhea. But there
are also other types of discharge with which many patients are not as
familiar, including pus, blood and fatty diarrhea.
The type of anal discharge most frequently associated with STDs is known as purulent
discharge. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can often result in proctitis, an inflammation of the lining
of the rectum. This inflammation is typically associated with the discharge of pus from the
Steatorrhoea, also known as 'fatty diarrhea', is a type of rectal
discharge that is caused by excess fat in a patient's stool. Keriorrhea is
an orange and oily rectal leakage that is caused when a patient has very
high levels of escolar and oilfish in their
Rectal discharge can also occur from a handful of other reasons, including an anal fissure,
anal fistula, or other types of infections.