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I catch my 46 year old boyfriend, cleaning his self out, with his hand then smelling it. he does this alot, what could be the reason? I`m female,
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This is very unusual & not indeed what men do. It's not normal behaviour really as he indeed has some real or imagined worries / concerns with his internal workings lets say as it's something that needs somehow & how difficultly to be approached by him. he must have some past history within the family of serious physical illness or something & believes by doing this he maybe checking in his mind for signs ( this is just my best guess). ask the Dr on site here perhaps after approaching your partner & getting more knowledge about it maybe. Failing that is it something you can approach comfortably & sensitively with him?? Do others know, extended family perhaps?? All attempting to support him encouragingly to see his GP.

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To all of you who think this is funny, its not did you ever think that it could be a mental disorder?! She came on this page to get help cause she is worried about her boyfriend. There are all types of mental disorders/diseases out there, my husband has schizophrenia and sometimes talks to himself or laughs out loud for no reason, I don't tease him cause I know he can't help it, my 6 year old son has mild autism and sometimes poops his pants I don't point and laugh because he can't help it, its called being mature. Grow up if you can't say anything nice then don't say nothing at all.
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Kitkat, why not ask him.  Maybe he has a reason to do it.  There's a show that used to be on TV called  something like "You are what you eat".  One of the first thing the nutritionist did was take a poo sample.  You can alot about the health of the person from their poo.  Blood in the stool, undigested food, too much mucus, etc. can all be indicators of some digestive trouble.  Certain smells can indicate digestive issues as well.  If you're really worried about it, ask him why he does it and perhaps you could suggest he use toilet paper rather than his hands to handle the poo.  Get him some anti-bacterial handsoap and make sure he washes really well before handling food.
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