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09-15-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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How to make a rectal exam a bit easier.

Being diagnosed a a young age meant getting rectal exams on a regular basis. To say it caused anxiety is an understatement. A pediatric surgeon gave me a tip that made it easier.

As the doctor is about to insert a finger, have your child push out as if going to the washroom This will relax the muscles and make it easier. (I always clenched which made it worse)

Tell the doctor first so he/she knows what's going to happen.

I hope this makes the exam go a bit easier for your children.
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