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Why Does My Heart Race When Have A Bowel Movement
Sometimes when I have a bowel movement my heart goes into tachycardia. I suffer from occasional PSVT but when there is gas, or BM my heart starts race?
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
Pelvic pressure and pressure in my anus when I have a bowel movement. It doesn't happen all the time, just when I have an intense urge to push. Worry?
Does intestinal gas ever make it feel like your heart is beating rapidly? I have been having instances where my heart races and then i burp.
Gas and Tachycardia : Gas pressure in the stomach can compress the vagus nerve, which controls heart rate. Also, after eating, you body enters a hyper metabolic digestive state which can speed up heart rate, too. I assume you do not experience racing heart any other time? If you do, you might have an arrhythmia that requires a consult with a cardiologist. You might want to check with your doctor anyway, and adjust diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hemorrhoids that protrude when passing a bowel movement. Lately is has been painful when doing so. I notice traces of blood. What can I do?
Go to MD: There are medicines that can be given. If the hemorrhoid is really as bad as you explained and it is thromboses, surgical management (hemorrhoidectomy) may be necessary to avoid rectal prolapse which can cause drying and necrosis and infection of the rectal mucosa that protrudes out. ...Read more
Why when i push hard to make a bowel movement i get a surge of pain in my head and i can hear my heart beat.
Shouldn't strain...: ... So hard to have a bowel movement. You may be unintentionally performing what is called a valsalva maneuver since you are straining so hard. Simple things which may make your bowel movements easier to pass include increasing the amount of fiber in your diet through eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking more water. If you continue to need to strain so hard, and i would see your physician. ...Read more
Why when i'm laying in bed and I have to have a bowel movement or urinate my right hip will hurt? It happens everytime.Whether i'm laying on it or not
Odd hip pain: This is not a common symptom pattern. The most common disease i know that could cause this is endometriosis, where they may be implants of endometrial tissue on the bowel and/or bladder. Also prior pelvic infection or prior surgery could cause adhesions which might produce these symptoms. ...Read more
What does it mean to have sudden sharp pain in the heart area? One breath makes it feel like I have a rock in my heart, if i hold my breath it stops
I get symptoms where my heart skips a beat then i feel like I have to burp. Once i burp or have a bowel movement the skipped heartbeat goes away. Why?
Bowel Movements: 31 year old lady with questions about thin bowel movements. Many causes ranging from hemorrhoids to other obstructions that may need to be evaluated to make sure they are not dangerous. Please evaluate your diet, make sure you are eating adequate dietary fiber, use nuts such as walnuts, oatmeal, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, etc. Pain/blood with BM also needs MD evaluation please see MD promptly. ...Read more
I recently noticed that my heart was beating strongly when I was sleeping a couple of times. Does it mean I have a heart condition?
Why does a deep breathe increase my heart rate. I felt this while I had my hand on my chest. Why does this happen and is it normal?
Breath fast heart: 31 M asks why does deep breathe increase my heart rate. Guess he cannot search the web? A detailed answer is beyond 400 letters. Recommend you go to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and see PMC 1609007 Breathing and control of heart rate. Always do a web search before coming here and look for nih references for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can sometimes notice my heart beat in my vision, its like i can see my pulse. I've never had this before and It doesnt hurt, is this normal?
Hypertension ?: Go get your blood pressure checked and get a good physical exam to find out what may be the problem. Your symptoms could be related to hyperthyroidism or cardiovascular disease, but you won't get any answers unless you go see a doctor or nurse practitioner to get started ...Read more
Is it normal to feel my heartbeat when i put my palm on my abdomen? Or I have a heart that is beating too hard? Or abdominal aorta aneurysm?
Possibly normal: You may feel your aorta in your abdomen if you are very skinny. It is unlikely that you have an aneurysm. However if you feel you may have one then i would have your pcp evaluate you by physical exam and if suspicious you should have an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when you have a white mucus looking bowel movement and bloated to 2x my normal clothing size and bowel movement very painful?
See doc: This won't get a good answer on line. See your doc and get a good history and exam. ...Read more
When i was running on the treadmill i had a strong palpitation, heart skipped ad beated hard.And noticed a pain in kidney .What does that mean?
Palpitation: If its only happened once it means it happened once. If this happens in whole or part more often then you ought to go see your dr. And get checked out. It may be nothing, one thing or a combination of things. ...Read more
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