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Hello, can anxiety or nervousness causes loose stools? I've been having frequent anxiety/ panic attacks early in the morning,

Hello, can anxiety or nervousness causes loose stools? I've been having frequent anxiety/ panic attacks early in the morning,

Yes, anxiety: can stimulate the gut. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. A mental health professional can teach your ways to cope. "Hope and Help for your Nerves" is a book by Claire Weekes that helps w.anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Hi, I've been taking Natural Calm Magnesium & also having frequent anxiety attacks & nervousness early am with insomnia, can these cause loose stool?

Hi, I've been taking Natural Calm Magnesium & also having frequent anxiety attacks & nervousness early am with insomnia, can these cause loose stool?

Magnesium laxative: Magnesium is an old home remedy for anxiety, apathy, depression, headaches, insecurity, irritability, restlessness. However, magnesium is an active ingredient in Milk of Magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) Magnesium citrate, & other laxatives. Your loose stool may be magnesium dose-dependent. Consider other causes however if persistent after curtailing magnesium use, & best see your provider about help with your anxiety. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe me: Nervousness, Poor concentration, Lack of pleasure, and Decreased energy level. What should I do?

I am experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe me: Nervousness, Poor concentration, Lack of pleasure, and Decreased energy level. What should I do?

Emotional tension: Your symptoms suggest that you have considerable anxiety and likely an element of depression.
There is good treatment to get over this probelm but you need to visit a good physiican who can counsel you, monitor you and give an antidepressant under his/her supervision.
You should also change your life style if possible. Stress reduction requires you to slow down with your work and exercise/walking. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anxiety/Constipation: Psychiatric component can play a role in your bowel habits. Everyone will have different response however. Patient can either have diarrhea or constipation or both. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Could nervousness cause loose stool?

Could nervousness cause loose stool?

Yes but it should ge: The brain and intestine share the same "nervous system" and yes, it is possible. But other common dietary intolerances may also do this. ...Read more

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Does nervousness and stress cause the period to become light? What are othe causes to have light period?

Does nervousness and stress cause the period to become light? What are othe causes to have light period?

Yes,: Many possible causes including stress and anxiety you have mentioned, low thyroid function, menopause or perimenopause, pregnacy and many other less common causes. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress change stool shapes, colour and ability to pass a stool?

Can anxiety and stress change stool shapes, colour and ability to pass a stool?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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How can nervousness and stress cause someone to have a duodenal ulcer?

How can  nervousness and stress cause someone to have a duodenal ulcer?

Increased acid: The exact mechanism may be more complicated but essentially stress increases the production of stomach acid. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Healing from hemorrhoid flareup, stool very random/loose. High stress/anxiety. Pain keeps going/coming back. Help!? Have switched to high fiber diet.

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 more

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Anxiety (Definition)

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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