Health & Fitness

How long is too long on the potty?

Did you know that wasting too much time in the restroom can be more harmful than making your roommate or spouse unhappy? A lot of pressure is placed on the lower rectum because of the form of a toilet seat. You may be more likely to develop hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and, in severe cases, anal prolapse if you take more than a few minutes to relieve yourself. Let’s take it slowly.

The harm that could result from using the restroom for an extended period of time is the least frequent but most severe one. I’d want to tell you a cautionary tale. In February 2018, a man in China was taken to the hospital after he felt a sizable lump emerge from his anus as he was using the restroom.

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