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Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

YES: There are many theories about why...("retained toxins from bowel etc etc) but none adequately explain the phenomenon ....headaches/malaise definitely accompany Irritable Bowel Syndrome Type C (Constipation) Discuss these symptoms with your Gastroenterologist Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Can constipation cause a fever/headache? I had some red brite spots in stool the other day, today it's gone. Should i worry about colon cancer?

Can constipation cause a fever/headache? I had some red brite spots in stool the other day, today it's gone. Should i worry about colon cancer?

Yes: Those symptoms are common with constipation. The likelihood of colon cancer at your age is low, but if you have had significant changes in your bowel habits or if you have significant family history of colon cancer you should consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How does constipation cause headaches?

How does constipation cause headaches?

Good question...: Constipation and Headache have certain biological mechanisms in common.90% of serotonin (a brain neurotransmitter) is made in the gut--altered levels are linked to irritable bowel syndrome.Gut bacteria influence levels of serotonin and an increase is found in the guts of kids with constipation—although, germ-free mice are found to have lower serotonin levels.Stress or dehydration can also cause. ...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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I've had mild constipation for the last few days. Mild nausea and reflux. Headache.Evacuated and had yellow mucus on stool. What could be the cause?

I've had mild  constipation for the last few days. Mild nausea and reflux. Headache.Evacuated and had yellow mucus on stool. What could be the cause?

IBS?: Irritable bowel syndrome is descriptive in terms of some of the symptoms you are experiencing. You are young and the sooner you get to the bottom of these symptoms the better. Establish a relationship with a professional who will not only help with symptoms but help you get to the bottom of what is going on. ...Read more

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Right wrist & arm swelling, having major headaches on & off, tired, sick stomach & constipation, nausea. Cause?

Right wrist & arm swelling, having major headaches on & off, tired, sick stomach & constipation, nausea. Cause?

Not sure: You need to be seen. Concern there is something creating a block from your neck that is leading to the arm swelling and headaches. Make an appointment as soon as you can. Could be a swollen muscle or neck out of alignment ....But it cannot be ignored. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more