Men’s Health: Why Going To The Toilet Can Give You ‘Pins And Needles’

This column was originally published Sept. 29 in Men’s Health, and it was published again Oct. 31.

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 story online.

Men’s Health: Why going to the toilet can give you ‘pins and needles’
Oct. 31, 2016
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Denise Parrish is Senior Communications Strategist for Operations at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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