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Is it good to remove remaining stool with finger? Will this cause cancer? I am worried

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Neither

What remaining stool? Removing stool with finger is not needed and if you this, it will not cause cancer.
If you are constipated, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water, every day, so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

In brief: Neither

What remaining stool? Removing stool with finger is not needed and if you this, it will not cause cancer.
If you are constipated, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water, every day, so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
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