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Headaches with bowel movements

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Headache : Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can c ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
It happens: Sometimes you can have a nervous system response triggered by the urge to have a bowel movement that can cause temporary headaches, nausea, or dizzine ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesn't sound bad: If you had a sharp pain in your head while having a bowel movement and the pain passed after the bowel movement, as long as you don't continue to have ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Association?: A tension headache type often feels like squeezing the head. You bowel movement should not typically cause this though. Is this a frequent occurrenc ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
BP and dizzyness: This could be due to uneven circulation, possible shunting of some sort. Normally there is no bad dizziness related to bowels. Will require a thorough ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Tenesmus: That feeling is called tenesmus. Could be rarely from inflamed bowels, but most the time it's just from having diarrhea. If persisting seek medical h ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
See MD: please see a doctor ASAP. You may need testing and medication.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Green Stool: Rapid transit of stool through the intestines can prevent reabsorption of fluid and processing of bile salts. That is why loose stools are so often gr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Could be pre-syncope: You need to see your PCP and he/she needs to consider cardiovascular consult vs neurological consult.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Drink water: Use otc laxitive, fiber in diet (pears are the highest in pectin) and exercise at least 1 hr /day especially sit ups, use otc MiraLAX (polyethylene gl ... Read More

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