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Thyroid And Bowel Movements
Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?
Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I take propranolol for my thyroid, it causes a bowel movement each time I take it, why does it do that?
Bowel movement went from x2 a day to 2 a week with rapid weight gain and difficult to hear bowel sounds is this a thyroid issue?
Seems a little quick:
Sorry to hear that you've been struggling recently with your health. Your symptoms sound like they manifested a little too fast to be due to thyroid issues. Would be useful to have a little further discussion with a doctor either on HealthTap or in your local area to see if we can pinpoint another cause. Rapid weight gain over 2 weeks is usually due to water weight. Hope this helps ...Read more
18 Year old male. Symptoms that are troubling me such as Throat Discomfort, Night Sweats on my legs not too sweaty., Frequent Bowel Movement, Gas, Dry Eyes, and nerve pain tingling throughout body. Random Hot Spots. Thyroid test came fine.?
Bowel medications: If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique. If the constipation is due to pain medications, it is wise to take a stool softener once or twice daily while taking pain pills. For a home remedy, try a Dulcolax 10 mg suppository placed in the rectum and she should have results in an hour. See a doctor if there is no result. ...Read more
When bowel movement is coming I get strong pressure in neck & head, feel sluggish, sleepy & mentally dull until I void. It then passes quickly, why? .
I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement. Diagnosis?
Go see your DR for a: Thorough exam and accurate dx. Possibilities include muscle strain, carotid artery narrowing, sinusitis, intestinal problems etc. Based on your age, you may consider a screening colonoscopy, ekg, blood test to check for diabetes, kidney, prostate, liver & cholesterol problems etc. Stay active and maintain ideal weight. God bless u! ...Read more
While body readying for bowel movement, get pressure in neck/ head, sleepy, mentally dull. It stops as soon as I void. Poss lack of fibre/ hydration?
BM and MS changes: Robert, are you bearing down forcefully to have a BM? IF so what you describe is known as a vagal reaction. Bearing down stimulates vagus nerve, heart rate drops, BP drops, pressure in head/neck not uncommon. If so, more fresh fruits, veggies, water and increase fiber. ...Read more
Can over straining while passing stool leads to nerve or vein in head & neck to break? After straining during bowel movements feel pain in forehead.
Headaches: Straining for bowel movements can increase intra abdominal and intra cranial pressure. Most of the time there is no threat to brain vessels. Very very rarely if a person has brain artery aneurysm then there is a possibility of rupture and bleeding in side the brain, which can lead to severe sudden headache, coma and death if not taken care quick;y. ...Read more
Hemorrhaging stroke? Strained badly during bowel movement, bad left side head pressure/pain and pain in jaw/neck. Discomfort/pain/pressure, no weakness
Intense cramping above naval. Followed by very loose bowel movement, face and neck flushing, pounding headache and light headed. What could cause it?
Reasons for pain on my left side under the ribs and backpain which cause numbness on the leftside head neck hand and leg and frequent bowel movement?
Multiple systems: Those are a lot of symptoms. You should start by seeing your primary care physician to make sure that there is nothing systemic going on. After that a neurologist or physiatrist can evaluate the multiple areas of pain to see if they are related or if there are several causes. ...Read more
Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?
What would cause intermittent luq pain with unexplained weight loss? Normal chest and abdominal xray, normal bloods with slightly high wbc. Normal thyroid. No nausea and usual bowel movements & hunger
Irritable Bowel Synd: There are multiple etiologies that would explain your symptoms, too many to fixate on a single cause. I would suggest you see a gastroenterologist for a egd. With that said, long term antibiotics can disrupt the normal intestinal flora resulting in a colitis. Consider taking probiotics. ...Read more
After increasing my fiber in the diet to about 20g. I have 4-5 bowel movement s daily. Very very uncomfortable?
Constipation: Do you have a history of constipation. Have you ever had a clean out done where you flush your system. Is your bowl movements watery or soft. Fiber is good to take but the amount depend on your age. It should be age plus five until you reach adult age, than you should take 45 grams a day. ...Read more
I get re-occuring pain in my stomach before and during bowel movements that only stops once I've finished my bm. Been off and on for a long time but s?
A long time ago there was very little blood but haven’t seen anymore, it’s a sharp pain whenever I have bowel movements I feel some soreness sometime?
Clean well: After you have a bowel movement, clean thoroughly with toilet paper. Then wipe the area with a tissue with a dollop of ordinary skin cream That should clean things up in a day or two. If the itching persists, then put a little over the counter cortisone cream on the paper and dab your rectum with that twice per day for several days. ...Read more