I have a similar problem some of you might relate to...
After going #2 sometimes my butt just doesn't wipe clean and I'm constantly wiping and have even gone as far as sticking my finger wrapped in toilet paper up there to get it as clean as possible. I'll even dab soap on the toilet paper to try to help clean it. It's so annoying. Sometimes it just dosn't wipe clean and 5-20min later I'll have to wipe it again.
I use to think it was because I'm a guy and I have ass hair, but after shaving my crack it didn't help at all.
Interestingly, the cleanest most perfect stools I've had were always after I had fast/junk/unhealthy foods, which is the type of food I was raised on! My parents raised me on Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken, Potatos, Steaks, Kool-Aid, Mc Donald's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hit, etc, as they didn't know anything about eating healthy, gardening, and all the bad ingredients that are in most food these days.
When I eat those unhealthy foods I was raised on my stools always tend to come out perfect and I ONLY HAVE TO WIPE ONCE! It's as if my body won't adjust to the healthier lifestyle I've adopted over the past 10 years, which is when this problem started occurring for me. I eat only a organic/natural diet of locally grown produce/meats/poultry bought at the farmers market, and natural/organic stuff I buy at Whole Foods/Trader Joes. I feel healthier but my bowel issues make me think otherwise.
I've been dealing with this problem for 10 years now and it only happens when I eat clean and healthy foods! I'm trying to increase my life span....but perhaps I'm just mean't to eat bad foods and die of cancer or heart disease.
I also recently read a few reports about how a whopping 84% of 'white tuna' sold in the USA, and used in Sushi was actually Escolar, a snake mackerel fish that causes oily anal leakage and was banned by the FDA until 1992. I've ate a lot of Sushi and Tuna over the past 10 years. Could this be the problem? I haven't ate Tuna Sushi or Tunafish in 2 weeks since reading those reports but my problem still hasn't cleared up.
Also a lot of organic/natural foods these days I noticed have laxatives and other bad ingredients in them you need to avoid. I just started avoiding these as I didn't know they were bad and they are in so many products...
Carrageenan Gum :
Carrageenan is a common food addivitve both in pet food and human food. It is extracted from seaweed through the use of a chemical solvent. It is used as thickener and binder in canned pet food, as well as in many human foods such as ice cream, yogurt, and soy milk.
According to the Cornucopia Institute, the International Agency for Research on Cancer recognizes degraded carrageenan as a “possible human carcinogen,” based on research showing that it leads to higher rates of colon cancer in lab animals. Carrageenan processors claim that food-grade carrageenan falls entirely in the undegraded category; however, one study showed that not a single sample of food-grade carrageenan could confidently claim to be entirely free of the potential cancer-causing material.
Xanthan gum is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged (fermented) sugars with a certain kind of bacteria. It is used to make medicine. Xanthan gum is used for lowering blood sugar and total cholesterol in people with diabetes. It is also used as a laxative. Xanthan gum swells in the intestine, which stimulates the digestive tract to push stool through. It also might slow the absorption of sugar from the digestive tract and work like saliva to lubricate and wet the mouth in people who don't produce enough saliva.
The main problem with soy lecithin is that is derived from soy beans. Soy beans are widely known to have one of the highest pesticide contamination levels of any crop. During the processing of soy beans solvents are used to degum the soybean oil and this is very likely to lead to chemical solvents and contaminant in the soy lecithin. Also, if the soybeans are not organic, then soy lecithin may also contain harmful herbicides and pesticides. Many soybeans are also genetically modified, a process which as yet has not been concluded to be safe and should be avoided.
Soy Lecithin sife effects:
Gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea,
Changes in weight (loss and gain
Loss of appetite
Nausea, dizziness, vomiting and confusion
Low blood pressure (which is just as dangerous as high blood pressure)
Blurred vision and occasional fainting
Perhaps because many of the organic/natural products I buy have these ingredients in them it's why I've been suffering with this? I really don't know for sure.. but I'm going to make sure to avoid them for now on.