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bowel movement fainting

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
33 years experience Cardiology
Defecation syncope,: Is what you are describing. Significant vagal nerve stimulus from painful defecation or heavy bearing down. This is due to the Insulin resistance synd ... Read More

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Dr. Nihad Owaid
47 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
R/O ulcerative colit: need colonoscopy R/O ulceration colitis ,
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: Examination by your PCP. Possibilities include constipation, Hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowl disease or rectal lesions or GI infections
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: What you describe is worth seeing a doctor and getting checked out. Several things could cause those symptoms some not a big deal but some which could ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sweating: Have you checked your temperature and your blood pressure? Is your pulse rate high? Have you started to drop to the ground as you stand up? Any one or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Valsalva maneuver: Straining at defecation causes an abrupt drop in bp. Although you note that your BP is "normal", it's the fall in BP that causes dizziness and it's li ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Need examination: Is this something that JUST started happening or have you had this problem for a long time? Sounds like you're getting a lot of vagal nerve stimulatio ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
BP drop: If you jumped out of bed and stood up too suddenly, it is likely that your BP dropped too low and caused severe lightheadedness almost to the point of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vakas Sial
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Vagal maneuver: With the increase in intraabdomial pressure you may be causing compression of certain blood vessels that lead to hypotension.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Not bad - be careful: You're "orthostatic" - that is, your BP drops when you fight gravity by rapidly assuming an upright position. This is always present to a small degree ... Read More
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