OK. ..I want to thank everyone for their replies. I'm sorry my shame kept me from doing it sooner. And by the way I'm not justifying my shame just apologizing for it. As it turned out, my only problem was the cheap laundry detergent I had been using. I got better detergent and the marks are coming out.
I guess I should feel lucky the problem isn't worse like incontinence or something. I know there is scar tissue from the flashlight though and I theorize that the scar tissue acts as a canal through an otherwise impassable seal. OK I'm sick now. Anyway, problem solved. Thanx guys. I'm going to take another OCD shower and forget this post ever happened now.