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Could Stress And Anxiety Be Causing Floating Stools
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
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
Yes: Both medication and gall bladder disease can create altered bowel movements. Intrigued by your description of "bad gallbladder". Have you been told that or just assuming you have one because of your bowel habits?. The really big issue not to take a back seat to anything else at age 50 is colon malignancies. Any change in bowel habits at this age should trigger an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause yellow stool? diangosis with gb sludge via mri. Having RUQ pain. 22 weeks preg. Could gb be cause or could it be anxiety related or what?
Possibly: Gallbladder related, particularly if sludge is not allow for appropriate drainage of bile. But it also may be related to dietary changes. Anxiety itself won't cause your stool color to change, it can affect your frequency! If you haven't been evaluated by your doctor and/or your OB then you need to see them sooner rather than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It could: Psychological stress can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, but before you decide that it is psychological, it is important to rule out any medical problem which could have been brought on by stress or may be causing the symptoms. Get a physical and speak to your physician. If they find no medical causation or think you simply need to learn some stress reduction techniques, find a psychologist. ...Read more
Pretty unlikely: There are some physical complaints that seem more common in patients with stress or anxiety. This includes neck and shoulder pain and low back pain. While it is possible stress and/or anxiety may play a part, it is fairly uncommon for stress to cause constant leg pain. Consider another opinion or further testing. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Could a form of gallbladder disease cause abdominal pain, fatigue, and being lightheaded. Also could it cause ALT enzyme levels to be mildly elevated?
Yes, but so could...: ...lot's of things that inflame liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). You could even have mononucleosis. So what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one be so stressed that it causes indigestion, malabsorption? My stools are irregular, loose. Is it stress ulcers in stomach? Celiac ruled out.
Bowel lesion: Black stool represents blood from high in the bowel. With abdominal swelling one expects that the bowel is partially obstructed causing proximal dilatation. Fatigue would be due to blood loss so that one needs blood work up and a CAT scan of abdomen followed by colonoscopy. The scan would help define a site of origin of the problem and whether if malignant has it spread. ...Read more
I'm having a gastric and constipation. It caused light-headedness and neck strain. Sometimes, it was also followed by anxiety attack. Is it normal?
Common is not Normal: This may be common but if normal means nothing is wrong, no - it's not normal. You might just need more water or a look at your diet/exercise lifestyle. It could be a specific flu or bad food. Anxiety is best managed by some CBT to learn skills and it can really help. This anxiety may have done a good job in motivating you - that's what it was intended to be - a push to action! Best wishes! ...Read more
Gets occasional dizzy spells followed by the need to void bowels or expel gas. Been told the dizziness is anxiety. Could it be a digestive issue?
Anxiety, Dizziness: Feel Good that you are NOT OVERWHELMED by these symptoms, and they are occasional. Let Wise Person within you Reflect: •Drop in B.P, Low Blood sugar, dehydration, Anemia, Medications may cause dizziness •Need to void bowels or expel gas could be due to food, infection, or stress •Stresses in your life •Feelings of worry fear, hurt, resentment, confusion Seeing a Therapist will benefit. ...Read more
Little faeces for 3 days. Constipation and excessive gas. Could this be possibly related to the elevated ALT level (75U/L)? Other possibilities?
May be but unlikely: To address constipation, drink enough water to make your urine watery, take a fiber laxative or natural fiber like prunes. Regarding elevated ALT, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, Do not take acetaminophen till elevated ALT is resolved. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. ...Read more
Can axiety kinda cause you to feel like ur dropping or floor uneven been to dr I'm little panicky cause these symptoms could they be anxiety?
Yes: Anxiety can cause you to feel off balance, or as if you are falling. Usually, sitting and relaxing, breathing slowly, thinking calming thoughts should help. However, off balance and falling feeling could also be an inner ear or other type of problem. If you don't feel better in a couple of days, or if you get worse, see your doctor again. ...Read more
What are some neurologial problems that could be causing my frequent urination other than stress and anxiety?
What are some neurologial problems that could be causing my frequent urination other than stress and anxiety?
Multiple causes: Difficult question - most problems of frequent urination are not caused by neurological causes - overactive bladder (oab) - is a general problem with multiple causes - in men this is often due to enlarged prostate, decreased size of bladder, urinary tract infections. Women can have interstitial cystitis, prolapsed uterus, etc. Get an initial eval by your fp to r/o infection - then urologist eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest discomfort, severe lower abdominal pain, white things in stool, diarrhea and yellow stringy things in stool also. What could be causing these?
Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?
Billiary disease: A large dose of diarrhea medications containing bismuth subslicylate, such as kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or pepto-bismol, may cause stools to temporarily turn white. Stool may also turn white after swallowing barium sulfate before receiving a barium enema test. Anything that prevents the bile to reach the intestines may cause it ( narrowing, stricture, tumor, or billiary cirrhosis. ...Read more
Does stress and anxiety cause the anal sphincter to be tighter than usual or it normally would be making it feel more difficult to pass stool?
Low fiber diet and hard stool, *mild* stinging after passing a stool, &stress&anxiety do all those things sound like they could cause a hemorrhoid?
Yes. See your doctor: Your doctor will give you medication to clean out your intestine. Then you'll take a bulk laxative for at least 6 months to have peanut-butter consistency stools at least every other day. Sit on the toilet nightly for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after dinner. Chronic constipation causes anal fissures, hemorrhoids & stretches the walls of the colon, causing diverticulosis & diverticulitis later. ...Read more
Feel like when I go through anxiety/stress my usually well behaved stomach causes me for past month to start burping alot, feel like food moves slowly down my throat, random pit of stomach pain, stool amount changes/BM's less frequent. No bloody BM. ?
For some people -: the GI tract can be quite reaction to stress. Please work on reducing stress/ anxiety. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. ...Read more
Under a lot stress and anxiety. Went to the bathroom and stool was normal but there was a small of brown mucus floating. Should I be worried?!
I'm under a lot of stress and anxiety. When I went to the bathroom the stool was light brown and black (peptobismol) there was a littlemucus floating.
IBS: this sounds like IBS- get examined and evaluated by your physician. Additionally- stop self mediciating. Ask for specific medication for your symtoms ...Read more
My stool was normal and soft but there was a small amount of mucus that was floating at the top. If means anything I'm also under lot of anxiety stres?
Possibly: This could be a sign of IBS- get examined and get a GI consultation. ...Read more
Stress/Bowel Pattern: Stress does not necessarily change stool color, but can affect bowel movement patterns. Some patients can have what is known as irritable bowel syndrome in which stools can vary from constipation to diarrhea. This condition is often diagnosed after all other organic/pathologic conditions are excluded. Wise to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very small amount of stool nd not in time, plus I have stress nd anxiety. Plz suggests me exact medicine for healthy digestion. Thanks?
Sounds like: Your constipated. Try to stay hydrated, remain active and increase your fiber intake. Also try to find something to aid in stress reduction like meditation or yoga or prayer. Also try to optimize your sleep, this should help too. It may also benefit you if you avoid caffeine for now if your really anxious. ...Read more
I've had orangeish-light brown stool for a few days. Haven't been eating a whole lot due to stress and anxiety. Comes suddenly and is over with fast.
Stress: So sorry to hear about the stress :(. The abdomen and intestines are layered with many different nerves, so much so that we call it the "second brain". When you are stressed, you can have diarrhea, or constipation, or a host of different changes to your bowel habits. However, if you are ever having bloody or or black colored stool, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Pooped solid yellow stool, should I be worried? had blood work done a few weeks ago and didn't get a call back from GP. could it be stress/anxiety?
Healing from hemorrhoid flareup, stool very random/loose. High stress/anxiety. Pain keeps going/coming back. Help!? Have switched to high fiber diet.
I would be intereste: In anxiety prior to flare. If alternating constipation and diarrhea could b irrtible bowel, a type of functional somatic syndrome. If pain persistent keep using the hemmorroid med, if u can't sit, may be a clot in hemmorroid. It can be hard to resolve without a procedure. You may have fissure in the skin.Treat flare, 2aleve 2x/day w/1gm tylenol (acetaminophen) 6hr. Anxiety 2B considered, tx may help ibs sx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow color on toilet paper after bowel movement. Stool is normal light brown color. No other issues, however I do suffer from anxiety and stress.
Under a lot of stress ibs runs in fam. Upper abd/back and lower abd pain. Gassy after meals. Can ibs cause floating oily stool or something else? I
I have bleeding stools, I have been stressed for a few weeks, can this be a cause? Also, is there anything I can eat to stop them?
20 yr old female. occasional red jelly like bits in stool. No other symptoms. can stress cause this?
Some loose stool, pain/burn in rectum after using restroom, small amt of bloody mucous last week, feel as though could go more sometimes.causes?stress
Why does stress cause hard stool? I eat healthy & drink enough water. I know stress can slow peristalsis but I go every 24 hrs so it's not that.
Colon spasm: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, &among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet &emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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