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Why do I sometimes get chest pains before a bowel movement?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Reflux
Straining to have a bowel movement increases abdominal pressure and can result in gastric reflux which causes heartburn.

In brief: Reflux
Straining to have a bowel movement increases abdominal pressure and can result in gastric reflux which causes heartburn.
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