Did you hear a brief squeaky noise as you pushed a poop out your anus?!

The squeaky sound was generated by the mechanics of pushing the stool out the anal opening.

This has happened to me.

It was no coincidence that my stools were hard balls (due to several days of eating too much junk food).

It wasn’t easy getting the stools out; I had to do some straining. The first batch of BM’s that came out were accompanied by a single and brief squeaky noise.

That’s the best way to describe the sound. It wasn’t loud or shrill, and it did not originate from my stomach or mouth. It was from my anus.

A Doctor’s Explanation

“A few days ago I was blowing up balloons for my granddaughter’s birthday,” begins Dr. David Beatty, MD, a retired general practitioner with 30+ years of experience and an instructor of general medicine for 20 years.

“If you blow up a balloon and let it go, the air releases with a low pitched flutter.

“If you squeeze and stretch the neck of the balloon, allowing some air out, the noise is a higher pitched squeak.

“Perhaps this is the explanation for squeaks associated with bowel movements. If the anal sphincter is tighter or more tense, the noise produced may be higher.”

What matters, though, is how your stools appear.

Are they brown? The brown color can range from light to very dark, and it’s also normal if there’s a green tinge or a greenish-brown color.

If they’re pencil thin, you’ll want to keep an eye on this to see if it’s a recurring trend. Colon cancer can cause pencil thin stools.

Another suspicious sign is blood in your stools. But this doesn’t always mean colon cancer. 

If your poops regularly come out in hard balls or hard in any shape, this is indicative of unhealthy eating: a sign you need more fresh produce and fiber, and less junk food.

Dr. Beatty has worked in primary medicine, surgery, accident and emergency, OBGYN, pediatrics and chronic disease management. He is the Doctor of Medicine for Strong Home Gym.
Lorra Garrick is a former personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise. At Bally Total Fitness she trained women and men of all ages for fat loss, muscle building, fitness and improved health. 
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