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Can pushing hard during a bowel movement mak IUD come out?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Sometimes but...

Straining at stool on occasion may promote colonic emptying , but you do so at a cost--increased risk of hemorrhoids, anal fissures, & even passing out.
The better question is, "why am i having a hard time feeling empty." work-up depends on your age, sex, medical problems, current drugs, level of activity, hydration. Rule out blockage, rectal dysfunction, inflammation, non-gi problems. Don't push!

In brief: Sometimes but...

Straining at stool on occasion may promote colonic emptying , but you do so at a cost--increased risk of hemorrhoids, anal fissures, & even passing out.
The better question is, "why am i having a hard time feeling empty." work-up depends on your age, sex, medical problems, current drugs, level of activity, hydration. Rule out blockage, rectal dysfunction, inflammation, non-gi problems. Don't push!
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