Doctor insights on:
Can Stress Make You Constipated
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
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
It can be: The bowel is under the control of the lower brain that is a computer. For every signal that goes from the computer to the bowel there are 9 signals that go from the bowel to the brain. All this is automatic and below conscious level. Stress is handled by the computer so it could reflect in constipation. However, i don't think that it is a usual cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A big factor..: Significant stress can change for dietary/sleep habits as well as lowering your fluid intake which can affect your gut/intestinal function, hence causing your constipation etc..Try to get stress relief, aerobic exercise, eat well, drink plenty of fluid will likely help. If not, then consult doc to check for possible thyroid problem etc..Many meds can cause such as well..Good luck. ...Read more
Been constipated due to stress have had tiny bowlments how long does it take to flush everything out ?
Poop: Start increasing fluids try mirilax or other bulk agents this should help. ...Read more
Anxiety and GI tract: Yes, anxiety can cause all kinds of gastrointestinal symptoms, including constipation. However, anxiety may not be the sole cause of your constipation. To help reduce constipation drink a lot of water, eat fruits and vegetables and try regular exercise. If constipation continues, get medically checked out to see if there are any other issues or medication recommendations. ...Read more
Can you have pain on right side like appendix region with constipation ? Only had really small bowlments i'm constipated due to stress
I've been going through a lot lately and have been looking after my mum who is not good, so i've been stressed and not eating and constipated, ?
It's time to take: Care of yourself. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. Supportive counseling might also be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more
What can cause feeling full quickly (almost a sick feeling) from not a lot of food and drink? Constipation? Stress? I feel stuffed and don't eat alot.
I've been constipated lately with lots of stress now there's a discomfort near my right rib. I also feel on a step in the same spot a while back?
Many causes: Pain in that area could be from constipatin, gallbladder disease, or rib strain from injury. Other causes are less likley but possible as well.I recommend having a physical exam performed. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can hemorrhoids make you constipated?
- Can water make you constipated?
- Can soda make you constipated?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can vicodin make you constipated?
- Can probiotics make you constipated?
- Can hydroquinone makes you constipated?
- Can vitamins make you constipated?
- Talk to a gastroenterologist online