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A 35-year-old female asked:

What would cause chest pains and shortness of breath each time i get the urge to pass urine or faeces?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
SOB with urination: Urination activates parasympathetic nervous system. That system can causes bronchoconstriction. It may be hyperactive in you. Would check for asthma with PFTs as it may be exacerbating asthma, check echocardiogram for heart abnromalities and follow up with a neurologist or cardiologist that specializes in the autonomic nervous system dysfunction (Vanderbilt Univ- Autonomic Dys Center )
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