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Can't empty bowel? Try coughing!

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by MeSci, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I discovered by chance recently that a way to speed up a frustratingly-slow bowel movement is to cough or clear the throat. I just happened to cough when stuck on the loo one day - success!

    So now when things are taking too long, I have a little cough! :)
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  2. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    Good tip! :D
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  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    I think this could give you hemorrhoids though? I think it would be like using force, especially the coughing part, not necessarily the clearing the throat.

    GG
  4. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    It doesn't feel like it. I think it could help reduce the risk of getting haemorrhoids, as it doesn't seem to involve straining the anal muscles. It feels as though it pushes things along from higher up. You (or I!) don't have to cough vigorously - just gently. I do it quietly behind my hand, as I don't want the neighbours to think I'm choking to death! :lol:

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