Men’s Health: Feet going to sleep on the toilet? Ask a doctor

Dr. Satish S.C. Rao, director of the Digestive Health Center at Augusta University, gives Men’s Health readers some toe-tingling reasons to keep your toilet time short in this Ask a Doctor feature.

Here are a few takeaways:

  • Your feet are more likely to fall asleep if you’re a skinny guy.
  • In most cases, experiencing pins and needles on the john is nothing to worry about.
  • Spending too much time there—particularly if you’re straining—can lead to hemorrhoids or bleeding.

Read the full story online.

Men’s Health: Ask a Doctor: Why do my feet fall asleep when I’m on the toilet?

Sept. 29, 2016

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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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