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If u have lots of stool (fecal loading) that's dry and hard, are u at higher risk for perforation if u bend down, do crunches, or contort the torso?

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Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
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In brief: Consitipation

Hard stool is a stress on the rectum. It can cause the bowels to be stretched and possible traumatized while having a bowel movement.
Extreme pressure on you abdomen, like crunches can help to put more pressure on that area. Increase your fluids, change your diet ( add prunes) and possible use a stool softener to help get your stools better, prior to engaging in that activity.

In brief: Consitipation

Hard stool is a stress on the rectum. It can cause the bowels to be stretched and possible traumatized while having a bowel movement.
Extreme pressure on you abdomen, like crunches can help to put more pressure on that area. Increase your fluids, change your diet ( add prunes) and possible use a stool softener to help get your stools better, prior to engaging in that activity.
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