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Does making myself defecate reduce the smell of flatulence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Having a rectum full of stool just sitting at the anal opening adds to the smell of gas.
It is not healthy to keep a rectum full of stool. It is an old wives tale that taking laxaties casues a lazy bowel. It is most healthy to move the bowels once a day with a soft, easy to pass bm. If it takes a "kick in the butt" or a "laxative" , then so be it.

In brief: Yes

Having a rectum full of stool just sitting at the anal opening adds to the smell of gas.
It is not healthy to keep a rectum full of stool. It is an old wives tale that taking laxaties casues a lazy bowel. It is most healthy to move the bowels once a day with a soft, easy to pass bm. If it takes a "kick in the butt" or a "laxative" , then so be it.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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