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Could stress and nervous anxiety be causing floating stools

A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Magnesium laxative: Magnesium is an old home remedy for anxiety, apathy, depression, headaches, insecurity, irritability, restlessness. However, magnesium is an active in... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
CBT and medical: I suggest psychotherapy using CBT ( cognitive behavioral therapy) and a thorough medical examination to rule out underlying medical issues ( illness, ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Emotional tension: Your symptoms suggest that you have considerable anxiety and likely an element of depression. There is good treatment to get over this probelm but you... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Find a life coach: Life often sends us challenges that we do not have the skills to manage. You wouldn't try to fix your bad appendix on your own & shouldn't try to ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, it can.: A young adult with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and po... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
For some people -: the GI tract can be quite reaction to stress. Please work on reducing stress/ anxiety. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
IBS: this sounds like IBS- get examined and evaluated by your physician. Additionally- stop self mediciating. Ask for specific medication for your symtoms
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: This could be a sign of IBS- get examined and get a GI consultation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes but it should ge: The brain and intestine share the same "nervous system" and yes, it is possible. But other common dietary intolerances may also do this.
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