Find out what a doctor says about the causes of anus “wax” buildup…

Many people want to know what can cause a buildup of “wax” in their anus.

Now, what’s really interesting about this question is that what an individual perceives as a wax-like substance, in fact, isn’t wax at all.

Wax, like the type of substance that accumulates in the ears, does not accumulate in or near the anus.

What does a person actually see, then, or even feel, if it’s not similar to the wax that collects in the ears?

“If you mean passing mucous per rectum, these are usually normal secretions,” begins Michael Blume, MD, a gastroenterologist at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore.

“Your colon normally secretes mucous to function as a lubricant for helping with bowel movements.

“When one’s colon becomes somewhat irritable for whatever reason, it often secretes more mucous, and one sees it in the stool.

“As a rule, it looks scarier than it actually is, and most of the time does not require specific intervention.”

As this mucous squirts out of the anus as you strain with a bowel movement, or even with an easy bowel movement, it may have a slimy feel to it as it passes through.

You look in the toilet and see white gobs of something. Don’t panic; think lubricant. Let it be.

In practice for 20+ years, Dr. Blume treats over 65 conditions including abdominal pain, appetite loss, blood in stool, celiac disease, colon cancer, esophageal and liver disease, gas and IBS.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer. 


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