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Can constipation cause dizzy spells?

Can constipation cause dizzy spells?

Indirectly: Attempting to evacuate your bowels when constipated can cause dizziness due to the straining causing diversion of blood flow. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Can constipation cause dizziness/lightheadedness. I usually am dizzy when unable to have bm. It is uaually followed by diarrhea. Can constipation press on a vagus nerve?

Can constipation cause dizziness/lightheadedness. I usually am dizzy when unable to have bm. It is uaually followed by diarrhea. Can constipation press on a vagus nerve?

Normally not: Anything is possible but your symptoms suggest that you at least need a GI workup. The vagus nerve is too far away to be directly affected. Are you anemic? If you are regualarly constipated are you sure that it is diarreah and not chyme (liquid processed food)pushing past old stool? Sometimes hypothyroidism can cause chronic constipation. Perhaps you should check with your primary care. ...Read more

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Can severe constipation cause vomiting, dizzy and. Weakness?

Can severe constipation cause vomiting, dizzy and. Weakness?

NOT cause and effect: But all related to lousy diet, especially all the sweet stuff. It results in deficiency of vitamin b and magnesium. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause dizziness? And any possible immediate cures?

Does constipation cause dizziness? And any possible immediate cures?

Possible: If you have constipation because you not eating right and not drinking enough water it is possible to get dizzy. If that's the problem the cure would be to take something to help you go and drink plenty of water. Of course they are other causes for dizziness and if you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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Constipation causes headache dizziness sore throat?

Constipation causes headache dizziness sore throat?

You might have: Constipation at the same time you have symptoms of sore throat, dizziness ; headache but would not anticipate that it is the cause. ...Read more

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Can constipation for 5-7 days cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, bloading, and just a weird overall feeling?

Can constipation for 5-7 days cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, bloading, and just a weird overall feeling?

Yes it can: The body can react to physiological stress with toxic reaction. Patients prone to constipation can have severe autonomic reaction including hypertension, headaches, migraines, fainting spells, and even seizure like events. These may be severe is cases with spinal cord injury or in children with cerebral palsy. A "normal" person may have similar symptoms in an acute case of severe constipation. ...Read more

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Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Infectious: It is hard to know the exact cause but with these symptoms an infectious cause should be considered and ruled out as you may need treatment. Please seek evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause sudden sever nausea + dizziness+ weakness. I take sompraz l at that time. If I take it regularly then it cause constipation & bloating?

Can GERD cause sudden sever nausea + dizziness+ weakness. I take sompraz l at that time. If I take it regularly then it cause constipation & bloating?

Careful, behaviors: All issues you mention, including GERD, are symptoms & can have many "causes". We are embodied souls/minds driving a complex engineered body. While symptoms are physical, causes/control may include multiple levels, including fear/anger. Sompraz-l is a proton pump inhibitor: reduces stomach secretion of HCl acid ~1000 fold (range: million fold) & side-effects you state are reported. Look further. ...Read more

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I have constant nausea + headache, better when eating and after sleeping, dizziness, nausea in upper abdomen+constipation. Cause? Had diarrhea 2 weeks ago

I have constant nausea + headache, better when eating and after sleeping, dizziness, nausea in upper abdomen+constipation. Cause? Had diarrhea 2 weeks ago

Many possibilities: You could have a viral illness of the GI tract (gastroenteritis) or liver (i.e. hepatitis) or any of a host of other physical reasons for your symptoms. You do need to seek medical attention as soon as you can to determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What cause dizzy, shortness of breath, heart pain, headache, and thirst lack of appetite? Constipation and bad periods?

What cause dizzy, shortness of breath, heart pain, headache, and thirst lack of appetite? Constipation and bad periods?

A lot going on: There's really too many symptoms there to try to address over the internet. No one disease can tie all all those things together. You really need a comprehensive evaluation that looks at your total health picture. That's would best be accomplished in a doctor's office with a person you know, trust, and like over the course of many visits. Please do consider this. ...Read more

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Does constipation make u dizzy?

Does constipation make u dizzy?

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Constipation is a very common problem particular in Western society. Common associated issues are not enough water and not enough fruits and vegetables. High-fiber can be very helpful in constipation but it must be associated with water.

Several questions would help diagnose your problem. To include how often you normally move your bowels. Do you normally have a problem with constipation? Do you ...Read more

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Possible to feel faint and dizzy from constipation?

Possible to feel faint and dizzy from constipation?

See below: Constipation is a very common problem particular in Western society. Common associated issues are not enough water and not enough fruits and vegetables. High-fiber can be very helpful in constipation but it must be associated with water.

Several questions would help diagnose your problem. To include how often you normally move your bowels. Do you normally have a problem with constipation? Do you ...Read more

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I am james from kenya. I have had headache [kinda horrible dizziness] from august. Then constipation has been born, and becoming severe.?

I am james from kenya. I have had headache [kinda horrible dizziness] from august. Then constipation has been born, and becoming severe.?

M.D. visit: You should be evaluated as soon as possible. Please have them check your blood pressure, kidney function and screen for Diabetes. Keep well hydrated and include fiber in your diet. Avoid sugar and processed foods. Please have your vision checked and report any changes in vision to your physician. ...Read more

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My wife is continuously vomiting and she is feeling dizziness and even constipation..

My wife is continuously vomiting and she is feeling dizziness and even constipation..

Go to ER: This sounds like it could be serious, go get evaluated at your local emergency room immediately. At the very least sounds like she needs IV fluids and then an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm facin constipation since I was a child nw im 18 I do poty aftr 3 or 2 days not regularly is it harmful nd I fell dizzy just fr sec sum times?

I'm facin constipation since I was a child nw im 18 I do poty aftr 3 or 2 days not regularly is it harmful nd I fell dizzy just fr sec sum times?

Chronic constipation: Constipation is frequently dietary related. Our diets are too high in meat and grains. You need to consume lots of fibrous fruits and veggies. If you are gassy, you may want to try dairy avoidance or lactose free dairy. Increase your water intake to 80-100 ounces each and every day. Exercise regularly to keep bowel motility going. Add Miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice daily to increase water content of stools. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a costochondritis relapse/worsening. I also diagnosed with constipation. This morning I couldn't wake up I was dizzy and drowsy?

What are the signs of a costochondritis relapse/worsening. I also diagnosed with constipation. This morning I couldn't wake up I was dizzy and drowsy?

Costochondritis hurt: S when you move the joint, either by moving your chest wall or by direct pressure over the inflamed joint. Neither this or constipation, can explain your dizziness and fatigue. (btw-Milk of Magnesia"Mint Flavor"works great to clean u out) ...Read more

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I am a 30 y/o female with constipation (5+ days), and dizziness/headaches. Dizziness is constant, worse after eating. Could the constipation be causing the dizziness/headaches? What should I do?

I am a 30 y/o female with constipation (5+ days), and dizziness/headaches. Dizziness is constant, worse after eating. Could the constipation be causing the dizziness/headaches? What should I do?

Probably Related: I doubt the constipation itself would cause dizziness and headaches, but what ever is causing the constipation could be to culprit. Are you dehydrated, do you have a UTI, thyroid disease? The straining could cause some headache. Also think dehydration. They are probably related, but not a cause effect. ...Read more

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54 year old male with Chronic constipation - for almost a week. Causing dizziness and headaches. Cant pass stool so I cannot eat - what should I do?

Constipation: If u have no kidney disease, drink one bottle of magnesium 296ml OTC and drink 32 oz of water after that. Once u had the bowel movement., drink miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily to twice daily. Eat high fiber diet. Drink citrucel daily. If no prior colonoscopy. Get one ...Read more

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I had a baby 7 months ago and have gone down to 7 stone 6, dizzy and constipation, seen a doctor and she didn't do anything, should I go again?

I had a baby 7 months ago and have gone down to 7 stone 6, dizzy and constipation, seen a doctor and she didn't do anything, should I go again?

Return to doctor: You should go see your doctor again. If you are dissatisfied with the response, it is always a good idea to seek a second opinion from another doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden nausea daily, diarrhea mostly daily, constipation every once in a while. Been waking in middle of night dizzy, nauseous, sweats what's causing?

Listen to your body: Something is bothering your autonomic nervous system. Make sure you are not pregnant or iron deficient from heavy periods. Eat 6 equal healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fruit, high quality protein, and whole grains and beans to keep blood sugar and blood pressure stable. Exercise to improve circulation to brain and body. Manage stress skillfully. Sleep 7-8 hours. Avoid tobacco and alcohol. ...Read more

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I have suspected colitis & currently have a kidney infection......just passing mucas with extreme pain & constipation. Have dizziness and feel sick?

I have suspected colitis & currently have a kidney infection......just passing mucas with extreme pain & constipation. Have dizziness and feel sick?

Here are some. ..: To help improve and hopefully solve your suffering from GI dysfunction or bladder irritation requires a tight joint effort to analyze detailed Hx in the onset, degree, durationl, interval, evolution, & progress of all symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time + physicals +. .. from dedicating professionals and from you with overhauling healthy lifestyle without overindulgence... ...Read more

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I'm 25 and lately I have been having dizziness constipation abdominal cramping. Eat a lot of gluten. Could I be gluten intolerant? How do I find out?

I'm 25 and lately I have been having dizziness constipation abdominal cramping. Eat a lot of gluten. Could I be gluten intolerant? How do I find out?

Easy: Easiest way for you to find out is avoid gluten for a couple of weeks and see if your symptoms improve. Be seen by your primary care md if you don't get better. ...Read more

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My dad's 79. For 3 days he's been having severe dizzy spells with constipation and gas. His blood pressure was 183/97. Should he air travel today?

My dad's 79. For 3 days he's been having severe dizzy spells with constipation and gas. His blood pressure was 183/97. Should he air travel today?

Dizzy: Untill that blood pressure is stabilized I wold not recommend flying. If his BP is at this level despite treatment, you have a very serious condition. ...Read more

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