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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Can constipation cause vomiting?

Can constipation cause vomiting?

Yes, if SevereEnough: and intestines are full enough, they vomiting is the fall back option to at least partially reduce intestinal volume. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Not really: constipation refersto difficulty in the large intestine: heartburn refer to stomach lining irriation from gastric acid or reflux ( GERD). ...Read more

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Can constipastion cause vertigo?

Can constipastion cause vertigo?

Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more

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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

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Constipation can cause dehydration?

Constipation can cause dehydration?

You have things back: Ward. Dehydration causes constipation. You need at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily at a minimum to avoid constipation. More if you exercise or do anything strenuous., or if you are on meds that contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause breathlessness?

Can constipation cause breathlessness?

Possible: In severe constipation with abdominal bloating and distention, it is possible to experience shortness of breath due to pressure on the diaphragm and impairment of its movement. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause constipation?

Can indigestion cause constipation?

Some circumstances: Indigestion describes an upset stomach; constipation relates to infrequent stooling. There is little likelihood of a cause & effect relationship. However, many patients with indigestion reach for remedies that may be constipating (e.g. Calcium or aluminum-based antacids). Also, global dysfunction of transit through the gut would result in both symptoms due to a slow emptying stomach & colon. ...Read more

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Can tiredness cause diarrhea?

Can tiredness cause diarrhea?

No: Hi. No, tiredness and diarrhea are usually mechanistically unrelated. I would say severe diarrhea can cause tiredness, but not vice versa. ...Read more

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How often can headaches cause nausea and vomiting?

How often can headaches cause nausea and vomiting?

Probably migraine: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headaches, and they are often associated with nausea/vomiting. Otc pain meds can contribute to rebound/medication overuse headache, which causes the headaches to actually worsen in the long run. You should see a neurologist who can get you on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute agent (i.e. Triptan i.e. Imitrex) for the pain. ...Read more

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Can citalapram cause headaches?

Can citalapram cause headaches?

True for many meds: Headache is one of the most common side effects of medications in general. Celexa (citalopram) can cause headache as a side effect. Usually it is temporary/transient shortly after starting the medication but sometimes persists and continues throughout the time of taking the medication. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause bleeding?

Can constipation cause bleeding?

Yes: It can cause bleeding if there is a resultant tear or fissure. It can also cause bleeding from associated hemmorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

It can: But less so than narcotic pain relievers do. Especially when taken in the recommended dosing. Drinking extra glass with each dose should prevent any constipation. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause incontinence?

Can constipation cause incontinence?

Coexist: Bowel and bladder dysfunction may coexist and is seen often in children with voiding dysfunction. Having constipation and a distended rectum may lead to problems with bladder emptying and/or storage. ...Read more

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Can stress cause constipation?

Stress constipation: Stress can definitely cause constipation. An anal fissure can make the constipation even worse by causing the internal sphincter to tense, which makes it hard to defacate. Pain and blood-streaked french fry- like stool results. It is painful and a vicious circle. Surgical treatment of the fissure may help as may steroid suppositories. I don't know of any psychotherapy studies on these dynamics. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more