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Facing difficulty in passing stool.Is it a psychological problem ?

My father 88 yrs is saying unless he puts fingre in anus he cant pass stool. Can it be a surgical problem or is psychological? Pl. help. He is very weak now but insists in using Indian/ Orissa wc pan as in english toilet he is unable to put his hands down and unable to use fingre.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Feb 2011
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In old age constipation is very common.please let him use india pan,in this style natural passing of stool is easy.Give him green leafy vegetables to eat may juice,ask him to drink plenty of liquids.You can also isabgul at bed time ,this helps in passing stool easily and has not got any systemic to him to avoid products with maize in it like bread,biscuits.Usually this should take care of this,if not pl.see your doctor for any laxatives.
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