its piling up around there because thats what happens when its really thick sometimes. You probably do need to drink more. that happens to me if i havent had enough to drink, and of course it can happen depending on certain foods.
As for it leaking, sometimes that does happen when it gets all stuck up there, but you probably arent getting a good seal in the first place.
When you empty your bag and its all stuck up like that, be sure you use some water to swish it out and get it all out.
i dont know what you are doing when you change your bag to troubleshoot, but if you post it, we may be able to help.
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