Why you should not sit on the toilet seat for too long

According to the specialists sitting on your toilet seat for more than 15 minutes means you have some serious issues. I know most of you don’t take it seriously but if you are facing this, you’ll have to read further to know the causes and precaution to be taken. This might be diurnal problem for some of you whereas for some this might be once in a week. Read more to find out what happens if you seat for more than 15 minutes while pooping.

What does it mean?

Pooping should not be a long-stretched and lingering process. You’re better off keeping your toilet time to less than 10 to 15 minutes. In fact, you should only make your way to the bathroom when the urge hits. If the urge to poop isn’t there, you might be tempted to push or strain to try to get the job done. And all that unnecessary straining could lead to the development of hemorrhoids—bulging blood vessels around your anus that can become swollen and painful or even bleed.

Don’t waste time in the bathroom

The peristalsis wave is a progressive and recurring contraction which enables our body to carry stool along our bowel as well as triggers the urge to poop. In case you don’t go when you are feeling the immediate urge there are chances that you might experience a reverse peristalsis.

The harder and dryer your stool is the more difficult it is to pass.

Difficulty in pooping

In case you don’t go when that feeling hits, there are chances that you might experience a process called reverse peristalsis, where the stool backs up slightly into your colon. This can make trying to poop even, well, harder. The harder and dryer your stool is, the more difficult it is to pass. (Your colon extracts some of the fluid from your stool, which can contribute to constipation).

So if the impulse for poop goes, don’t stress on pooping. Instead, get off the toilet seat and wait until the next pressure generates—it might be a couple hours.


If it frequently takes you more than 10-15 minutes to poop, then it could be a sign that there’s something wrong with you. Of course, spending more time in the toilet is also an indicator of constipation.

Coffee can help you poop

If you need a quick fix, a cup of coffee a day can keep constipation away.

Sipping coffee in the morning may help stimulate the muscle contractions involved in the peristalsis wave. This will help you ease while pooping and make you feel better.

References: allindiaroundup.com

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