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Is it ok to induce a bowel movement by anal finger insertion? It seems to work better and faster than a laxative.

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Called digital stim.

Digital stim. (or finger stimulation) is a well known way to induce a bowel movement.
Patients who are in wheelchairs (paraplegic) use this method frequently. Digital stim. Is safe and effective (without drugs).

In brief: Called digital stim.

Digital stim. (or finger stimulation) is a well known way to induce a bowel movement.
Patients who are in wheelchairs (paraplegic) use this method frequently. Digital stim. Is safe and effective (without drugs).
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