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Hi, hope someone can help

I have been having issues for actually, a matter of years now. In typical Male fashion I've been living with it without getting a mdeical opinion but I've had enough now.

I'm still trying to build up courage to get this seen by my doctor (embarrasment more than anything), but in the mean time...

After bowel movements (which are generally very regular, normal consistancy and not painful) I can sometimes find it difficult to get clean. If I have a shower immediately afterwards, then this seems to help but later in the day I can find myself dirty again which no end of wiping will solve. Walking for long periods can make things a lot worse and this will also increase the chance of my anus becoming very itchy. I cycle a lot and in a weird way, this seems to help. After a long ride, although it can still be itchy, the dirtiness goes.

There appears to be no link as to when this happens. Sometimes I can go days with no issues. I am very active, perfect weight, am 39 years old, eat fresh fruit and veg every day, no processed food at all. I'm a member of Bupa and at my last annual checkup was pronounced very healthy with the exception of slightly high blood pressure which is being investigated at the moment.

Any help or advice as to what the issue might be would be greatfully recieved.
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replied September 25th, 2007
Exact same problem here. Maybe rejuvenating the post can help get some suggestions from the health professionals that follow this forum.
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replied July 4th, 2011
I have the same problem until I started using cleansencarry. It is a portable bidet which allows me to use it everytime I have a BM or itchy. I have been using it for over a year now and what a HUGE difference it made in my life. Also, no smelly butt and clean underwear are other +'s too.
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replied August 4th, 2011
itching anus
guys I have had this problem for a while and I think I have a solution to it because I have been able to beat it. with myself I noted the following: 1) my stool was soft and sticky. 2) it would take a number of attempts to try to clean the anus 3-5 times wipes. 3) there would be some blood traces on the toiled paper. 4) It would burn like acid after walking a while and when you go to toilet and try to wipe you will find that the anus is not clean then it would feel better after the wiping. 5) After a while you will develop a lower back pain. 6) regular itchiness in the eye corners.

I also consulted some pharmacist and doctors on the matter but they could not help.

I only suspected when getting a lower back pain that it might be an STI. I took some STI antibiotics and noticed that it disappeared within 48hrs. it always came back every time I had an unprotected sex with my mistress. For this treatment to work you need to get it with everyone in your sexual cycle else you will always be reinfected. you will notice almost an immediate change in your stool immediately after taking some antibiotics within 24hrs.

for a man:
-a single dose of 500mg ciprofloaxacin
-500mg of Erythomycin four times a day for seven days.
-apply some petroleum jelly around your anus every morning after wash.

for a lady
take the same as the man above plus, some varginal inserts of nystatin tablets or cream.

don't ever stop taking the medication even if it stops, continue for seven days.
indulge only in a safe sex.

most of these tablets require doctors priscription and you can discus it with your doctor also for alternatives like: DOXY 100mg or AMOXYCILIN.

SEEK A PROFESSIONAL HELP IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO PENICILLIN.

Goodluck!
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replied October 28th, 2011
Hello everyone, had same problem for over a year, tried many things... however, what helped was change in stuff what i eat..
1, i stopped eating rolls & bread
2, for breakfast i have ussualy oat-flakes with milk (sometimes just apples & pear..)
3, usually eat chicken breast in very light marinade
4, instead of rice or potatoes as side dish i take fresh vegetables (paprika, tomato, radish, etc...)
5, almost no chocolate or sweets
6, eat less, before i could go for lunch and have a big pizza, now i try to eat only as much as i need (and as long i work in an office, it should not be much)

From all of the above i think that most important is that stopped eating at restaurants and prepare my food by my self & eat it with *vegetables*...

Another problem however was created, after eating a big amount of vegetables as side-dish i get a bit gassy. I guess i need to find the balance in how much of vegetables i should eat.
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replied May 5th, 2008
Dirty and Itchy Anus
I have the exact same problem and have visited several specialist. One told me it was the consumption of tomatoes and bananas etc. Another specialist told me it was weak muscles. I am still wrestling with this issue and it is depressing. It hits without notice and provocation. I am too depressed about it and if anyone knows what can be done, please advise. At 48 and with no real health issues it is depressing to go to the bathroom and fear that I will not be able to get clean until I have caused a rash on my anus.
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replied May 5th, 2008
Experienced User
Have you ever tried baby wipes- my boyfriend would keep a small container of wipes with him to help. I know that it can definitly happen just because over the years the rectum can start to leak.. Just like bladders do. Have you ever had a colonoscopy
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replied May 8th, 2008
itchy anus
I was umanstan, but change names. Yes I have tried the wipes and took some to work. This too caused frequent trips to the rest room to clean. I don't know why, but the problem comes and goes. I have not done anything unsual to cause it, so I am surprised. Doctors seem to take it in stride as if, you should not worry, but no one would want to date or be in public settings feeling unclean. I don't know what next steps to take.
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replied May 23rd, 2011
Oh my gosh . . . This problem is DEPRESSING. I'm a twenty-year-old girl too! I hate it. I went to the doctor and she suggested something (too embarassed to say) and I did it -- and I still couldn't get clean after a bowel movement! After I go I wipe and wipe with toilet paper, then use a wet wipe, then dry off, then later on I check again and there's still fecal matter! I've been excersizing, eating fruit and veggies, etc., nothing helps it. It's a terrible downer, because as a girl I want to feel clean and nice, but as it is, once that bowel movement comes I no longer do and I'm miserable. It gets itchy and sometimes burns and drives me absolutely crazy. Help!
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replied October 8th, 2008
Itchy anus
I am new, I have been experiencing same issue. I have tried for last 2 years to figure it out. I have it narrowed down to what I believe is the cause. I believe it is Aspartame in Diet pop. I gave it up 2 months ago and no itchy anus. I had a 1 liter yesterday and this morning it drove me crazy how itchy I was. Does any one else with this problem, drink diet pop or have aspartame?
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replied December 17th, 2012
I would like to add TOMATOES to the list, some others have noted alcoholic beverages as well but I can't say the same. Def tomatoes and some diet drinks and oily spicey food Indian/pakistany. A table spoon of baking soda with water at night seemed to help when it's real bad, seems like it might be linked to high acidic producing foods. Strangely enough Since i started taking prilosec for heartburn my itchy episodes have far decreased i'm not exactly sure why just speaking empirically. Also may seem far fetched for some of you but was very real to me- pay attention to if you start experiencing the sensation of food being stuck in your throat- it turned out the acid in my stomache was burning my esophagus and scar tissue was forming narrowing the passage, I had really bad heart burn as a teen but it went away out of thin air, so I thought nothing of it.. Turns out our bodies protect themselves from acid coming up the esophagus by creating scar tissue, only problem with this as you can gues is acid no longer comes up due to narrowing (so heart burn goes away)but food has trouble getting down. Prilosec or nexium etc. worked wonders for me for this, just recently noticed the added benefit of much less itchy stool. There got to be a link here and i think it's the acidity.
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replied January 24th, 2009
Where to find the answer??
I have the same problem. Wipes help but don't solve the problem and it is not just diet soda. I have been to several Dr. and no one has a clue. If this many of us have a problem someone must know how to fix it.

PS. I have had a colenoscapy and there was nothing wrong. Seriously can someone help.
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replied January 26th, 2009
Dirty And Itchy Anus
Hi
I have the same problem and like some others have not had the courage to got to the doctors but suppose i will have to. If any body has any answers or fixes to this i would love to hear. Likewise if and when i find out anything i will post it here. I recently divorced and now have a new partner and it is so embarrassing.!!!!
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replied January 27th, 2009
Same problem
Pretty much the same issue here. I find it is much worse when the stool is somewhat watery, not so much diaroia, but not a hard stool. It is interesting to note the comment about Aspartame. I generally have this enrgy drink called "V". I have at least one per day. I have had a look at the ingredients and while Aspartame is not specifically mentioned, there appears to be ingredients similar to Aspartame.

Either way, i had a colonoscopy recently and teh Dr gave me the all clear...but still this issue persists. Does any one else have bloating in the stomach associated with this issue?

Its a temporary solution but seems to do ok...
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replied January 29th, 2009
same problem
I'm 32 years old. I've had this issues on and off for about 5 years. I had a scope about 3 years ago. Seem to have helped for a few months but it's definitely back. Some days worse then others. Also noticed that once I have the urge to go, and I don't go immediately, it gets worse and my whole days is ruined. I go regularly anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day. I eat healthy, lots of fruits, vegetables, red meat only once or twice a month, whole grains, nuts and berries for fibre. My alcohol intake is very low and I only drink water and almond milk with my oatmeal. No aspartame or other sweeteners.
When I had the scope, doc couldn't find anything wrong( started with the itch and unclean). I'd go to the washroom many times a day just to wipe.
My doc's explanation was that my body creates a specific enzyme that irritates my anus. He suggested just using petroleum jelly. Although it feels very weird, it helps with the itchiness, but not the wiping problem.
Also, I believe I have excessive gas. At least my fiancee believes so.
Better stop this, gotta go wipe again. It's soooooooooooo sore already.
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replied May 10th, 2011
Itchy dirty anus.
I have same problem. I am a massage therapist and have developed a theory. The anus muscles are stressed and tight and do not close properly. I have developed this through experience. I take a softball (as in bat and ball) put it on the floor and sit my anus directly over it with my legs crossed to controll my weight over the ball. This can be painful so ease onto the ball causing
a little pain and hold till pain eases. Do this as regularly as you wish. The itching goes away quickly and the anus feels more relaxed. The leaking seems to go away. It is not permanent but needs to be repeated once in a while. This is my opinion based on treating myself. Post if it works for you.
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replied February 1st, 2009
carolina black
I have now started to eat more fiber. My doctor tells me it is a binding agent as well as a stool softner. I have not have the problem as much. I hate to say it, but I think stress helped create the problem for me. I clean constantly and do worry about what my partners think. But just always have wipes and be prepared. I do not think we will get an answer to our issue
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replied March 17th, 2009
same problem
I have the same problem. I wonder if it could be associated with prescription meds (high cholesteral, blood pressure), or possibly vitamins, fish oil, or baby aspiring, all of which I take every day. Painful, embarassing, and life altering problem. I hate it.
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replied March 27th, 2009
Possible help
Hi I have experienced this for a number of years and like the original poster never sought help.

Itching is less of a problem for me more the dirtyness for now reason and the seeming inabilty to get and stay clean.

Just recently and for another reason entirely I started taking Whole Psyllium Husks and Acetyl L-carnitine. Not sure which one (or the combination) but this has stopped it in a falsh ti would seem. The Psyllium if a great source of fibre and the other is said to help with IBS.

Anyway it seems to be working for me so may help others.

EDIT - I am also taking L-Glutamine and this I understand can help digestion/IBS too.
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replied March 27th, 2009
Re: Dirty And Itchy Anus
Hi there,

I had the same thing a while ago. It sounds like you could have pin worms... They are harmless but annoying... You need to clean your colon asap, you could get some worm tablets from your local chemist.

I trust this helps Smile

SamWhat wrote:
Hi, hope someone can help

I have been having issues for actually, a matter of years now. In typical Male fashion I've been living with it without getting a mdeical opinion but I've had enough now.

I'm still trying to build up courage to get this seen by my doctor (embarrasment more than anything), but in the mean time...

After bowel movements (which are generally very regular, normal consistancy and not painful) I can sometimes find it difficult to get clean. If I have a shower immediately afterwards, then this seems to help but later in the day I can find myself dirty again which no end of wiping will solve. Walking for long periods can make things a lot worse and this will also increase the chance of my anus becoming very itchy. I cycle a lot and in a weird way, this seems to help. After a long ride, although it can still be itchy, the dirtiness goes.

There appears to be no link as to when this happens. Sometimes I can go days with no issues. I am very active, perfect weight, am 39 years old, eat fresh fruit and veg every day, no processed food at all. I'm a member of Bupa and at my last annual checkup was pronounced very healthy with the exception of slightly high blood pressure which is being investigated at the moment.

Any help or advice as to what the issue might be would be greatfully recieved.
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replied July 5th, 2009
I believe I have the same problem. I can go to the loo and then have a shower and be clean. Maybe an hour late I need to wipe. Its very embarassing. I watched a programme on the television that mentioned that in the colon near the entrance to the anus a little pouch or recess can develop that poo gets trapped in. After you have defacted and start moving around this excrement comes free and exits the anus. It isn't a huge amount of poo and doesn't always mark underwear but can make the anus very itchy.
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replied July 14th, 2009
Rectum leakage exercises
SamWhat, I know you wrote so long ago and probably got the answers you need, but coming from someone who has has so much colorectal surgeries (7 surgeries in two years), I can tell you the one thing that will really help you is doing Kegal Exercises. Do a Google Search for instructions on how to do them correctly. Anyone having problems in any part of the perineal area can benefit. You bascially tigthen your anal muscles (like you're holding in a bowel movement) for 10 seconds, then release for 10 seconds. Do this 20 times. Some doctors suggest 20 reps every hours you're awake. I do them when I remember (but every day).
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replied July 17th, 2009
Looking for help
I'm in the same boat, never feeling clean, and had a colonoscopy. I hope there is an answer. I've tried lots of things, been to a doctor and have had this for years.

Any help or advice is useful.
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replied August 4th, 2009
aspartame and anal itch
I wanted to add that I have the same problem with aspartame. Whenever I consume it, later that day or the next day my anus is extremely itchy. At other times, I never really have an issue (unless it's hot, I've sweated a lot, but haven't showered, and that really only affects my "taint")

The other day I chewed 3 pieces of sugarless gum, and my anus was sore and itchy for days afterward. I looked at the label and saw aspartame was the primary sweetener...
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replied September 20th, 2009
I have had this problem since I was a teenager - I am now 37 (male) and am fit and eat a healthy diet with no medications and consume no artificial sweeteners and limit my exposure to junk food. I believe the problem is as stated by dcorlett - for me a small amount of poo and fiber particles is stuck just inside beyond where wiping alone will reach. Moving around and gravity and sweat gradually work this stuff out onto the anus where it itches and can soil underwear. My solution is to always use water and swab out my anus as far up as my finger will reach. It usually takes three or four passes with rinsing my hand in running water, then re-swabbing. You will know when you are clean by how it feels and how much discoloration there is in the sink when you hold your finger under the stream of water. Eventually it will come out clean. Then I lightly dab the wet anus with toilet paper without wiping - wiping a wet bottom leaves too much paper residue. If the dabbed paper is very discolored, I repeat the entire process until it is comes clean. Finally I always follow up with a wet wash rag then dry on a towel. Wiping with toilet paper alone just does not work for me and leaves me feeling dirty and requires repeated trips to re-wipe. I felt ashamed the first several time of doing this but it works 100% for me and I have just developed a technique where I can do this without making a mess and just wash my hands really good two times, including under my fingernails with antibacterial soap. It's amazing bow many little pieces of gritty fiber and tomato seeds etc. are suspended up in there. It's also so wonderful to always feel totally clean down there and have clean fresh smelling underwear, even after a long walk or drive - something that would always result in soiling and itching before I started using this cleaning procedure. This may not solve everyone's issue, but this simple procedure has changed my life and just become routine to the point where I just do it and don't even think about it anymore.
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replied February 24th, 2010
use conditioner for anal itch control
Multiple causation needs multiple steps to correct.
1-No artificial sweeteners, main cause of itch.
2-High fiber diet, easy to say, hard to implement.
3-Use conditioner for lubricant cleaning. Some use vasoline or tucks, but I've had the best result with "conditioner" (the kind you buy for use on hair after shampoo). After shower or using the loo, put a bit on finger or paper, wipe and press in. It eliminates the itch for me, and the pressing-in controls the "prolapsed colon" which is a structural contributing factor. It is an effective management strategy. I carry a travel-sized bottle of conditioner.
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replied August 11th, 2011
Soiled rectum after several wipes
Wow, I was wondering if others suffered from this too!
Thank you all for your responses.
For the second wipe, using clean toilet paper I either take a small tube of AloeVera and place a small portion on the toilet paper before using. Another solution is to spit on the toilet paper.
This is a very anoyying issue. Thanks again to all.
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