According to China Times, a woman from Hong Kong, after experiencing constipation, had gone to the toilet to relieve herself and when she came out, her family members found that she suffered from amnesia. They discovered that she had forgotten everything that happened over the past 10 years.

Eight hours passed before she was back to normal. The worried family sent her to the hospital, thinking that there was something wrong with her brain but when doctors checked on her, they found her brain to be functioning normally.

She also did not remember her temporary amnesia at all and the source of the memory loss seemed to be a mystery until a neurosurgeon explained that it was caused by her constipation problems. He explained that this amnesia was reportedly due to the excessive force she exerted when she wanted to relieve herself during constipation.

This excessive force led to an increase in abdominal and intra-cerebral pressure which caused a lack of oxygen flow to her brain, resulting in a short-term memory loss. The doctor also said that people who are highly emotional or frequently carry heavy objects have a higher risk of suffering from temporary amnesia. He advises those who experience a similar situation to always go for a check-up. He added that these people are 30% more likely to experience a stroke compared to an average person so it’s important to ensure that they are healthy.

The doctor continued to explain that if she had pushed even harder, she would have turned herself inside out and would have been consumed by her own anus and ceased to exist. All that would be left of her is a tiny anus. I guess she dodged a bullet there.

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