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why does my heart race when have a bowel movement

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Diagnosis?: Impossible to say off-hand. A 24 hour holter recording during which time you mark the recording when you have your index symptoms would advance the di ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Heart monitor: Bearing down (like pushing for a BM) actually slows the heart and can terminate PSVT. You need to wear a 24 hour (or longer) heart monitor to determin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
GI virus: Sounds like a viral GI process.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
When one is normal: There is nothing in your scenario that implies a disease. This is just normal. There is nothing to be scared about.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cardiac: Not uncommon to have skipped beats but if they persist or worsen seeing your doctor would be a good idea. It is likely when you burb or have a bm you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Shouldn't strain...: ... So hard to have a bowel movement. You may be unintentionally performing what is called a valsalva maneuver since you are straining so hard. Simple ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
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Holter Monitor: Palpitations means awareness of heart beat(HB). But is this an irregular HB?, or just more forceful beat? This Is important to determine. How quickly ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This combination of: symptoms is consistent with an autonomic dysfunction. Perhaps POTS. You should see a health care provider for evaluation. I would suggest you see a ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Weak, shaky: I strongly recommend that you see -- 1: Your primary doctor. 2: A Psychologist that will help you feel more comfortable. Hope all goes well - please ... Read More
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Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Drink more water!: You are describing a form of vaso-vagal syncope called defecation syncope in which the act of defecating causes the following symptoms: dizzy, lighthe ... Read More
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