Obsession with bowel movements

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My mom is obsessed too. Going too often, not going enough. She phones me every day with a "poop report". No idea why.
I've worked in healthcare my entire adult life and I've never met an elderly person who wasn't obsessed with their bowel movements.
My father has the same obsession too. The nurse at the assisted living says part of it is that this is something they have some control over. He even keeps a note pad about the poop. It is just too much some days.
What do you do when it is stuck in their rectum and they need you to get it out! Is there an answer for this one! This is after weeks of gentle colon cleanses, probiotics, digestive enzymes, aloe lax, buffered magnesium, water, prunes,'prune juice, bran flakes, avacados....

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