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What happen when you hold your poop in?

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Dr. Mark Gromisch
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Constipation

Basically, the main function of the colon is to convert liquid stool from the small intestine into a formed stool.
By avoiding having a bowel movement, you are at a higher likelihood of developing hard stools, abdominal cramping, hemorrhoids and anal fissures

In brief: Constipation

Basically, the main function of the colon is to convert liquid stool from the small intestine into a formed stool.
By avoiding having a bowel movement, you are at a higher likelihood of developing hard stools, abdominal cramping, hemorrhoids and anal fissures
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