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Chest pain after bowel movement? Have been slightly constipated lately. Is this the cause or is it something else?

Chest pain after bowel movement? Have been slightly constipated lately. Is this the cause or is it something else?

Probably unrelated: I believe it is coincidental that you noticed chest pain after a bowel movement. Straining to pass stool does increase intra-abdominal pressure, but it would be unusual for this to cause chest pain, especially in a young woman of your age. If this is the only time you have chest pain, I think you can watch and see what happens. Work to relieve your constipation with more water, fiber, exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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I have no ins. What are my cheapest options to check for gastrointestinal problems. Constipation, stabbing leftside chest pain, bloating.

I have no ins.  What are my cheapest options to check for gastrointestinal problems.  Constipation, stabbing leftside chest pain, bloating.

Hospital: Your best bet will be to go to the emergency room and talk to them that you not have insurance . Social services can assess your case and hopefully you will be qualified for some kind of assistance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a sour stomach, acid that shoots up into the back of my throat, chest pain, and constipation. I have gerd and irritable bowel, should I call dr?

I have a sour stomach, acid that shoots up into the back of my throat, chest pain, and constipation. I have gerd and irritable bowel, should I call dr?

See answer: If the chest pain is particularly severe, especially if it is radiating to your arms or jaw, you feel sick, feel sweaty or become breathless, you should call 911 in the U.S. For information on chest pain:> http:///bit.ly/1U6MpnW For GERD :> http://bit.ly/ZquHBK and http://bit.ly/1oBHu1n For information on constipation:> http://bit.ly/1uzOegm Consult your physician if you need further advice. ...Read more

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8 yr old daughter has constipation takin miralax, (polyethylene glycol) has stomach pain nausea & nw chest pain. Dr appt thurs or should she go nw. Hurts n middle of chest ?

8 yr old daughter has constipation takin miralax, (polyethylene glycol) has stomach pain nausea & nw chest pain. Dr appt thurs or should she go nw. Hurts n middle of chest ?

Depends: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by slowly increasing the water content in hard impacted stool. If she is severely constipated, this may cause labor like pains for a few days as the water pressure pushes against the blockage. Consider giving her a Pediatric Fleets Enema to see if you can loosen any hard stool plugs in rectum. This may help the colon relax and begin to empty. Contact your MDs after hours # if needed ...Read more

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I had protected sex november 10 and had a full period . Since then I have been bloated, constipated, stomach is hard, lower right abdomen & chest pain ?

I had protected sex november 10 and had a full period . Since then I have been bloated, constipated, stomach is hard, lower right abdomen & chest pain ?

Had a period since?: Have you had a period since November??? If not, you may be pregnant! If periods normal, bloating has many causes. Depends on location in abdomen, timing with food, if localized or all over, what makes it better and worse, if it's associated with pain, any change in stools, nausea, vomiting, fever, etc. Associated chest pain would suggest gallbladder problems. See a doctor for full exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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