What Causes Wet Flatulence?


While it may be the, er, butt of many jokes, flatulence can be both socially and physically painful. Known by the more common names of “farting” or “passing gas,” flatulence is a normal function of the human (and animal) excretory system that may produce not only an audible sound and unpleasant odor, but occasional rectal moistness as well. While the extra moistness may not be indicative of any alarming medical condition, it can be uncomfortable.