Ask Snapper: Can My Butt Really Fall Out?
Snapper rectifies the rationale of a rectal rumor. Someone (let's call him Heather's husband) uses the bathroom as a place to get some 'me time'. He takes his Nintendo DS in there and plays video games on the pot.
Someone else (let's call her... um... Heather's Mom) has repeatedly warned that if you sit too long and too often on the toilet that 'your butthole will fall out'.
Is this a genuine possibility? Can chronic pot-sitters, after years of taking their sweet time, have their buttholes fall out because of it?
I Left My Butthole in San Fransisco
Is there no where else ‘Heather's husband’ can get some ‘me time’? Are Heather and her husband living at her parent’s? That can be a cramped living situation. It's unfortunate that he's found the can as a sanctuary, because it indeed can cause health problems.
Admittedly, I am a fan of the comfort of my toilet. I can recall commenting at one point that I'd like a toilet in my living room in front of my TV, because it is fairly comfortable. I wouldn't actually go through with that because Western style toilets are conducive to causing unnecessary strain while going Number Two. This is because the circulation in that area gets congested when someone hunkers down while taking a crap, and the blood supply has a harder time returning to the heart than it does leaving. Thus, blood can pool in the veins and cause bulging in the anal area. Can you guess what this is called?
Yep, hemorrhoids. Ouch.
If ‘Heather's husband’ is needing the length of a good Nintendo DS gaming session to get his bowels moving, he might want to consider upping his fiber and water intake as well as getting more exercise.
I hope this helps.
Snapper is a general medical-surgical Registered Nurse. And a Canadian one at that. She is not a doctor. She has never claimed to be one. She doesn't plan on ever being one. But, dang! She sure is smart, wonderful, and hot. She does not intend to give definitive medical advice on PoopReport.com, and the information provided here is not a substitute for readers seeking medical advice. All concerns should be followed up by your doctor.