Yes... you read that right. I've got orange-y colored oil coming out of my butt... and I thought I was dying before I found out the cause just few days ago.
I silently went through the thoughts of dying because of this weird oil thingy and I dare not tell anyone until I gathered enough courage to Google this condition. I mean, would you go around telling people you are leaking orange oil from your butt?
So you have no idea how I relieved I was that it's not just me (who's dying) with this condition... in fact, one post I read has close to 400 comments where most of the people who feedback said they too have experienced the exact same thing! (and also thought they were dying!)
I have thought about whether I should write this post as you can see, the title itself is already gross enough. TMI (too much info) right?
But then, I thought people need to know the cause of this. And I think by writing this post, hopefully I'm cutting short the time you might waste worrying yourself to death thinking you are so going to die because of this orange-y oil coming out of your arse!
Now, let me tell you what happened...
One fine day, I was just doing my own stuff and I farted, few times (snort all you want, everyone farts, at least I dare to admit it!). I did not think much about it other than my body's natural function to expel gasses that are byproducts of my body's digestion process.
Few hours later, I went to the toilet and that's when I saw my pantyliner streaked with orange-y oil stains. Firstly, I am too busy with my SAHM life to be looking at what comes out of my privates all the time, so forgive me when I say I only noticed this few hours later. Secondly, yes again, gross it may be, but I think it's not just me who do look at what comes out of our body? Right?
So anyway, I freaked out of course. How can a human being excrete OIL from her body? And orange-y colored oil too! And don't get me started on the yucky smell... Bleurghhh...
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As I sat there on the toilet seat, I remembered back having experienced this over a decade ago. Exactly the same orange-y colored oil coming out of my butt. But it went off and I forgot about it... until now...
What went on my mind at that time? It goes from:
'Oh crap, my digestion system is going bonkers... I can't even digest fat and oil from my body that they all decide to flow out by itself!'
'What next? Blood?!'
Anyway, I kept this 'discovery' to myself, telling myself I seriously need to Google this out when I've got the time to do so later. And that's when I stumbled upon the article and finally unlocking the mystery.
Apparently, this condition is called "Keriorrhea". According to Wikipedia, "Keriorrhea (oily diarrhea, oily orange diarrhea, anal leakage, orange oily leakage) is greasy, orange-colored stools which results from the consumption of indigestible wax esters found in oil fish and escolar." Am I grossing you out already?
Now the next thing is figuring out what I had that causes that... it took me a while but i finally remembered i had this on last Friday (2 days before the oil discovery).
This my friends, is "Smoothies-Fruities Fish" or pan-fried butter fish infused with passion berries fruit and sun-dried tomato. This dish is one of the many dishes on Fullhouse Lifestyle Store and Cafe menu, one of the hip restaurants here in Malaysia.
A type of fish species called escolar. You can read more about it's effect and even being banned in Italy and Japan in the Wikipedia article.
So back to my purpose of writing this post despite publicly embarrassing myself by letting the world know that I farted, admitted it, look at what came out of my butt and then blogged about it. Please note that I am not condemning the restaurant or blacklisting it. I blogged about it because I care enough not to see this happens to any of you.
I'm still having the orange-y oil leak on and off.... Now if I were you, after reading this post, please stay clear of Escolar type of fish. You really don't want to be excreting orange-y oil from your arse. It's not a fun thing to experience and it's downright gross and yucky.