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Can stress and fear cause a person to no longer feel as if he or she has to use the restroom i recently had to use the restroom and something had occurred that scared me. I immediately lost the cramps and "gurgling" sensation in my stomach and actually ha

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Yes,

Yes, that is a good question.
That is part of our sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system response, "fight or flight". Fear can cause individuals to lose the urge to go to the bathroom, however depending on the situation some people have the opposite effect.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, that is a good question.
That is part of our sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system response, "fight or flight". Fear can cause individuals to lose the urge to go to the bathroom, however depending on the situation some people have the opposite effect.
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