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A 28-year-old female asked:

What are causes of a bowel movement in your sleep that does not wake you? and of vomiting in your sleep, when you only wake because you are choking on

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Sounds serious: my gut feeling is a seizure or other sleep problem i would definitely see your doctor asap for this issue
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
We all pass gas when: We sleep, and if you are having diarrhea, then it might not be unusual to pass some stool at the same time. GE reflux is not uncommon, and when lying down, esp on a full stomach and may seem like vomiting. Imodium (loperamide) slows intestinal activity, but may also delay stomach emptying. Aside from that, abnormal sedation from alcohol, sleeping pills, seizure, or occasionally a bad dream. I wish u well.

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