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Could stress and anxiety be causing floating stools

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Anxiety/Constipation: Psychiatric component can play a role in your bowel habits. Everyone will have different response however. Patient can either have diarrhea or con ... Read More

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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely...: Unless you have diarrhea, constipation, blood in stool, abdominal pain,fever and feeling sick this should not be of major concern. However if you are ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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IBS: this sounds like IBS- get examined and evaluated by your physician. Additionally- stop self mediciating. Ask for specific medication for your symtoms
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stress: So sorry to hear about the stress :(. The abdomen and intestines are layered with many different nerves, so much so that we call it the "second brai ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely connected: Stress and anxiety is almost a regular occurrence in peoples lives, some ipeople suffer it daily, some on occasion, some as part of generalized anxiet ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
49 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety and stress: You might want to consult with your doctor about this. Stress and anxiety results in a lot of things, but so do medical conditions. The stress and anx ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
27 years experience Family Medicine
Stress: Stress can certainly cause changes to your period, even delay the next period. If this is a persistent problem, see your doctor for evaluation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Stress and anxiety can cause heart rate to go up may even cause irregular heart beat.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you are: Hyperventilating in reaction to stress you might feel tingling around mouth, fingers and feet.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You would have to : Rule out medical causes before making a determination that this was anxiety induced.

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