Doctor Oz did a segment called Ask Dr Oz: Am I Normal? Below are all of the questions Dr Oz was asked by people who were too embarrassed to be shown on tv asking the question.
Anal Cramps: Rectal Pain at Night
Dr Oz was asked by a woman who says she gets horrible pain in her rectum that lasts 10-20 minutes and can even wake her up from sleep. She gets this pain several times a month. Dr Oz said that rectal pain at night is not normal, but it is not rare either. It is a problem called Anal Cramps. We have all used Chinese Finger Traps before, where the harder your pull your fingers apart, the more impossible it is to get your fingers unstuck… this is similar to what happens with anal cramps. What you want to do is to relax the muscles and so Dr Oz gave a couple of exercises to help with Anal Cramps. Lie on your back and alternate with placing your right hand on your left knee and your left hand on your right knee. Also, while lying on your back, try to pull your buttocks up into your body. Dr Oz said these exercises also help manage incontinence.
Nipple Inverting & Nipple Retraction
Dr Oz said that inverting nipples are normal as long as you can make them come back out again. If you cannot pop your nipple back out, it could be a sign of an infection, inflammation or even cancer. If you have breast cancer, it can pull down on the duct running through the nipple, causing it to invert, and you won’t be able to push your nipple back out.
Are 2-3 Nosebleeds a Day Normal?
Dr Oz said it is not normal to get that many nose bleeds every day, and it might mean there is another problem with your blood clotting system. Dr Oz showed us where three arteries come together in your nose, and when the blood vessels cross each other, if there is dry air or your nose is dry inside, you can get nosebleeds. Dr Oz said you can manage a lot of nosebleeds by putting a glycerin gel inside of your nose to keep it from getting dry, cracking and bleeding.
Why Do I Cry When I Poop?
Dr Oz said that it is actually normal for some people to cry when they poop. If you look at how your brain makes decisions, going to the bathroom happens naturally. Your brain sends a message to your colon and says go to the bathroom, but the same parasympathetic system controls your tears, and so the signal can get crossed. Dr Oz said that this is not rare and some people only figure out that this does not happen to everyone by comparing themselves to what their friends say. Dr Oz said that some people can sweat or have blood pressure changes when they poop too!