This guy did what most people do – relax on the throne and play games on your phone while you wait to drop the kids off at the pool.
But he did it for a little too long – he claims he sat on the toilet for more than 30 minutes each time he used the bathroom. In fact, he had to be rushed to the ER in the middle of the night.
Turns out, his rectum fell out of his body. No, we’re not sh**ing you.
Dr. Su Dan, of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, said he diagnosed the man with a rectal prolapse, which is when the ends of the intestines lose their attachment with the body and literally fall out.
The physician said the man has likely had the condition since he was four but the bulge retracted. Over time, it grew worse and worse until a massive lump former that was over 16 inches long and came out of his anus. The man had it removed through surgery but left with a pretty important lesson:
Dr. Su believes the cause of the man’s condition, at least this time, was his prolonged time spent on the toilet as it weakens the muscles in the pelvis.
Bet The Squatty Potty Never Seemed So Enticing:
Most gastroenterologists and other internists recommend sitting on the toilet for no longer than 10 minutes and definitely advise not to push.