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Rectal pain made worse by emotional stress

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
40 years experience Psychiatry
Most probably not: However, it would be helpful to see a counselor to deal with it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Stress response: Assuming that you're heart is good, these sound like stress responses and perhaps over concern too. Prolonged stress can result in physical problems, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Proper thinking: Improper thinking like worrying or angry thinking will lead to stress. Mindfull thinking like medication is the cure for stress.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
The best way is : To speak with someone about what is causing the emotional stress. Psychotherapy is based on helping people identify and process emotional stressors.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: People respond to emotional stress in different ways. Losing weight is a common response. But you should rule out other physical issues if you lost 20 ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: But they have more problems recognizing and verbalizing emotions--when they feel bad they try to make themselves feel better through compulsive activi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
To address stress:: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Stress & the body: It prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased h ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
To address stress:: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Stress & illness: Definitely. Emotional stress produces hundreds of changes in your body. If stress occurs too often or stays too long, those changes can push body sy ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Stress: Psychotherapy to work on stress management & coping skills.

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