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Old 12-15-2016

Anyone out there get some perspiration near the "natal cleft" (butt crack) before they have to do number 2? This started about 12 months ago and I'm trying to figure out why this is going on and what to do for it.
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Old 12-15-2016

Baby powder.
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Old 12-15-2016
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There are conditions out there about this. I would go see a doctor.
It could be stress too.
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Old 12-17-2016
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no.not being played.i do get this as well.i find all is ok but you just have to go.thats the answer.regards to you
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Old 12-19-2016

Ok....noticed I got some posts on whether Im a "TROLL" or not. I can assure you Im no damn troll. I honestly wish this was fake and I was making the whole thing up. About a year ago I had a nasty case of food poisoning. It caused all sorts of digestion issues. I had to take antibiotics for a while and I think it made things worse. Two Gastro spe******ts said that I have post-infectious IBS. Ive been a member of the site for a while now but they mostly post about digestion related issues. Ive searched long and hard for people with similar issues. Believe it or not if you google "Sweaty butt before bowel movements" you will get a couple posts (from yrs ago) that have posted similar issues. I have actually tried to reach out to those people directly but had no luck. I met with a neurologist and he couldnt find any issues with me. I did have one Gastro say that when stool reaches my "sigmoid" colon it may be triggering nerves in this area (my butt) which is causing the sweating to begin. I can tell you that as soon as I go the sweating immediately stops. Its like shutting off a switch. Its absolutely driving me crazy. My problem is the excessive sweating wont stop until I go. THE REASON WHY I JOINED THIS SITE IS TO SEE IF ANYONE COULD PROVIDE SOME ADVICE. I had a derm inject some botox in this area but haven't had much success. I live in NJ and if anyone has any good hyperhidrosis Docs in this area then Im all ears. Im a 36-year old male, physically fit, and own my own business. I dont have time to waste to make a fake account and leave some bogus bullshit posting. Just looking for some advice. I know the "sweating" in this area is a symptom of a bigger problem related to my digestion (more specifically the nerves). I figured Id look for a fix for the sweating as I continue searching for answers. IM NOT A TROLL.....IM NOT A TROLL.....IM NOT A TROLL.
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Old 12-20-2016

Yes, yes, you sound legit. I don't think a troll would go through all this trouble. Sorry about that. I've had butt sweating most of my life. I'm sure this has something to do with your gut. I sometimes get severe itching on different parts of my body before a bowel movement and afterwards just disappears. I also have severe Fibromyalgia/CFS on top of HH.

The odds that a doctor will find the cause is slim. These days doctors will not take the time to truly investigate most problems.... even if you are in the hospital. Once you leave the doctor's office, you are forgotten. Dr's just don't have the time or the energy to investigate most issues. Not to sound negative, but It's something that you will might have to track down an answer on your own. It sucks.

They can do all the gastro testing in the world and the odds are it might be something you might have to just live with. Is this something that lasts for hours before a bowel movement or are we talking within the hour. Most of us on here that have butt sweating sweat to the degree of soaking our undergarments. I've learned to wear boxer shorts 50/50 poly cotton. Summertime is pure hell for us.

It's believed a lot of things are caused in the gut. Maybe in time it might correct itself? I'm 20+ years your age. I'm sure probiotics were recommended and then you have other people who will recommend herbs and supplements.

One topical solution might be to roll on some Certain Dri in that area if your body can handle it. I've known and know way too many people with mysterious gut issues. I do feel for you. And you are doing the right thing by reaching out.

Keep us informed if you get any new leads as to the cause.
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Old 12-20-2016

Thanks Sprawling and I completely agree on your insights regarding Drs. I realize the only success I will have is on my own. When I met with the neurologist he was almost condescending in the way he spoke to me. He was like "This is a first for me and Ive been doing this for over 40 years." I wanted to pull out my phone and say "Here **** face" and show him the posts from people with similar issues. I simply thanked him for his time and figured the search continues. Ive dabbled around with so many supplements for my digestion issues. Ive spent a fortune on probitoics (different brands, strains, etc). The issue only starts when I first get the urge like I may need to go. The mornings for me are the worst because my bowel is in super overdrive. As soon as my eyes open and I get out of bed my colon starts to fire up and I know its time. I usually go 3 times every day between 5am-around mid-day. I go once when I wake. I then head to the gym and will usually go when I get back. I will have breakfast, shower, and then get started with my day. Its the 3rd one which is frustrating. Once I get the urge then the perspiring begins. The morning perspiring doesnt bother me because Im home or at the gym and its manageable. Im trying to learn everything there is to know about "sweat glands" and what triggers them. Obviously when stool reaches my colon something is triggering this response. The need to sweat immediately stops after I go. I guess I should feel fortunate that it doesnt continue. Its not debilitating like Im sure for others but its annoying me. I dont sweat excessively anywhere else. I have researched DRICLOR, SWEATBLOCK, and CERTAINDRI. They all have good reviews on AMAZON. I dont think any of these products state applying it in this area is ok but gonna try anyway. Anybody used either of these and have any good things. I read Aluminum Chlorohydrate is the best stuff out there for sweating. Will definitely try another round of BOTOX. Maybe my Derm didnt get the injections deep enough. Oh well....such is life... and I know it could always be worse.
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Old 12-21-2016

Like I said, gut issues are so tricky to treat. It all comes down to figuring out how to manage what we have and hopefully someday the problem will clear up. I've used Certain dri on the butt and groin area and has helped. It gets to a certain point I just don't care about it since I've been dealing with it for so many years.

I'm glad you are experimenting and hopefully things will either improve or you'll just do better at dealing with it. Probiotics did nothing for me also. It is what it is. Glad that you are at least functioning and living your life. Enjoy your holidays!

If something does end up working for you, be sure to come back to your posting and give us an update.
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Old 01-22-2017

Hey Rcece, hope you're doing well.
Any updates on your condition?

I have another thread regarding generalized HH but experience the same issues as you have described in this thread.
For me it started literally over night, the need to go to the bathroom frequently and right away in the morning, which was totally out of norm. I was a one a day person and could "hold it" without a problem.
Now the frequency has stabilized, it's back to normal in fact but the sweating down there still precedes the bowel movement every time, as well as the need to pee.

Not sure about you but for me any kind of use of those muscles down there (before a bowel movement, lifting weights in the gym, being nervous/anxious and clenching those pelvic muscles) it all produces crotch/butt sweating .

Do you sweat there when you exercise?
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Old 02-20-2017

Hi Sweatty,

Sorry I was busy with work/family life the past couple weeks so I didnt have a chance to respond. So the sweating still continues in that area. As soon as I get the sensation down there, I can feel some moisture starting. It never happens to be when I exercise and its never as "localized." Ive been using "CertainDri" which seems to help a tiny bit. Im careful not to put it anywhere near that sensitive territory of what I call my OFF LIMITS area. Its boggled my mind for about a year now. I know worrying about it doesnt help but would love to figure out a remedy for it. As soon as I go, the moisture completely stops. I've concluded it has something to do with my Autonomic Nervous System (maybe the Vagus Nerve). I guess Ill continue to for an answer.
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I was happy to search, find and read Rcece's post of December 15, 2016 as well as the other responses.

I am a male in my sixty-sixth year and began excess sweating when I was twelve years. I have intermittent sweaty head, neck, hands, **** area and feet, but my arm pits produce the most sweat and discomfort. I have spent the last few decades studying sweat and its relationship to the body and environment. Below is my layman's opinion.

There are many reasons to sweat: heat, embarrassment, exercise, sex, fever. My experience makes me think that some perspiration is connected to the function of the colon and the rectum.

I almost never sweat when asleep, only when I'm awake.

Before pooping, I first notice my hands are sweating between my fingers. Then my eyes feel watery with thick, mucus-mixed, thick tears. Phlegm starts to develop in the sinus areas in the back of my nose and throat, which I must clear often. As I get closer to defecation, my upper lip sweats, my palms are clammy and wet, and my **** and under arms really drip sweat excessively. I start to feel too warm and begin to sweat all over. When I'm done moving my bowels, all this sweating stops.

I have concluded that all this sweating is the result of my rectum filling up with poop. My theory is that Mother Nature wants a mammal to go outside to relieve it's self, so it makes the mammal feel too warm. The sweat cleans the skin and may encourage bathing. When the dirty deed is over, the mammal goes back inside to warm up. The sweat drys and the dirt flakes off the skin.

In my study of the digestive system, I realized that poop is mostly mucus mixed with some waste product like a booger. Mucus allows poop to slide through the colon more easily after the waste is desiccated (dried out or water withdrawn). Desiccation puts water and waste into the blood stream, which can cause perspiration. I believe my body sweats and produces mucus, so that my colon and rectum will be lubricated, but the rest of the body also produces the sweat and mucus at that same time in other places.

So it makes sense to me that after my pooping, I stop sweating. The problem is that my arm pits begin to sweat after approximately ten or twenty minutes. I believe this is because the colon only digests one days food at a time (my theory) and is empty only for a short time. When the rectum empties, in a few minutes after that, the food from the day before is injected very quickly (3 minutes) into the colon. That's when and why, I think, my under arm perspiration begins. When I'm constipated, I can stop sweating for longer.

This theory does not help me much, except that I try to only eat once per day to prevent more sweating. The trick is to allow your food to move as fast as your digestive track would prefer. I try to drink much water. I try to drink psyllium husk powder (Metamucil without sugar) and water at days end. I try to eat much fiber and less protein. I stay away from grain based foods.

As I get closer to bedtime, I usually stop sweating, so sweating also has something to do with the circadian rhythm and the sympathetic nervous system or was that the parasympathetic? It's complicated! I'm a layman.
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Originally Posted by rglide88 View Post
I was happy to search, find and read Rcece's post of December 15, 2016 as well as the other responses.
Interesting and graphic details on your theory. Thanks for sharing
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