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Why do I get the chills after a bowel movement?

Why do I get the chills after a bowel movement?

Equilibration: Believe it or not, passing a bowel movement is an intricate, coordinated event that requires a specific sequence of nerves & muscles firing. One phase is the sympathetic phase, and the other is the parasympathetic phase. Brief (lasts < 5 seconds) chills immediately after a bm is part of the re-equilibration. Pain, or anything that lasts longer needs to be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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I feel really sick AFTER I have a bowel movement -- I get really shaky, nauseous, sweaty, chills, and start having a hard time hearing. ?

I feel really sick AFTER I have a bowel movement -- I get really shaky, nauseous, sweaty, chills, and start having a hard time hearing.   ?

Blood pressure low: If this only happened once, don't worry about it too much. If it happens every time, it sounds like your vagus nerve is overactive and it is causing all of these things. Make sure that you don't get constipated and have to strain to get it out or have a lot of pain. If it keeps happening, you need to see a clinic and particularly to get your blood pressure checked. And always get UP SLOWLY. ...Read more

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Why do I get intense chills and goose bumps when I have to have a bowel movement or urinate?

Goose Bumps : Sometimes when one strains at the stool or urinates, the intra abdominal pressure rises (this is called a valsalva) and the increased pressure sets of a chain of reactions that affects your para sympathetic nervous system and your get goose bumps, chills, and often a lightheaded feeling. Try not to strain so much with either activity and let things naturally empty. ...Read more

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Reoccurring uti I have fever chills nausea dizziness and frequent bowel movements that stink. Is that related? Always get those symptoms. Seeing dr

Reoccurring uti I have fever chills nausea dizziness and frequent bowel movements that stink. Is that related? Always get those symptoms. Seeing dr

UTI : I'm glad you're seein your doctor, your doctor will examine you, probably will do a urine analysis & culture to figure out what is causing your symptoms, you will need a renal ultra sound & depending on how many UTI you had you might need to consult a urologist, who might do a VCU to R/O vesicouretral reflux. GI symptoms sometimes go together with any infection in the body. Feel better. ...Read more

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Sleeping, awake with a little naseaua, sudden body temp increase, immediate sweats and a pending bowel movement. 3 min. Later,body temp drops, chills?

More details: It's not clear if you are referring to a recurrent issue or just a one-time occurrence. Also did you actually take your temperature or you felt chills and fever? This could all due to an episode of acute gastroenteritis but if it still persists, then more work-up would definitely be needed. ...Read more

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I have chills, sweats, and fever. I have had no appetite for4 days and haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. I amachey all over with no sharp pain. I also have a wheeze in my chest. What should I do?

I have chills, sweats, and fever. I have had no appetite for4 days and haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. I amachey all over with no sharp pain. I also have a wheeze in my chest. What should I do?

Sounds viral: It sounds like a viral infection to me. Push fluids, rest, blend diet. If better, gradually return to normal routine. If no better or doing worse, call your doc. I'd give you another 48-72 hours to figure it out. ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more