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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

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...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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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 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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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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Can severe IBS cause shooting chest pains and lower back pain? I was diagnosed with severe IBS today and i have really bad constipation.

Can severe IBS cause shooting chest pains and lower back pain? I was diagnosed with severe IBS today and i have really bad constipation.

IBS signs/symptoms: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies . Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies . Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be either life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help from a certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Symptoms: burp a lot constipation urine a lot dizzy hungry & chest pains are signs of pregnancy but i had sex only 2 months into my shot can I be preg?

Symptoms: burp a lot constipation urine a lot dizzy hungry & chest pains are signs of pregnancy but i had sex only 2 months into my shot can I be preg?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I've been drinking a lot of coffee with cream for past year I've noticed im having chest pains and its hard to go to the bathroom sometimes im constipated sometimes im not also have pelvic pain what can that be should I be concerned?

I've been drinking a lot of coffee with cream for past year I've noticed im having chest pains and its hard to go to the bathroom sometimes im constipated sometimes im not also have pelvic pain what can that be should I be concerned?

Constipation likely : Coffee can be constipating and cause reflux which could be responsible for the symptoms you are having. However if your chest pain is with activity, or you faint, or have weigh loss i would visit the doctor soon. Otherwise limit to i coffee a day and see if that helps. ...Read more

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High stressed. Constipated for a week. Prior 2 months skinny stools or jelly type. Magnesium citrate passed only water. Now stabbing chest pains. ?

Have an exam: I'm not sure when was the last time he had a physical exam based on your presentation it's better to be examined. I need more detail about your symptoms of chest pain. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain?

What can cause chest pain?

Many things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Will slouching cause chest pain?

Will slouching cause chest pain?

CP: Chest pain can be due to- heart attacks, aneurysm, pericarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia, acid reflux, 'gas', esophagitis, pulmonary embolism, gall bladder disease, costochondritis, rib fractures, cancers etc. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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