What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

Dizziness. Hello, after a bowel movement, the body squeezes which causes a temporary shift in blood flow away from the brain. This is referred to as a valsalva maneuver. The dizziness should be short lived. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. Blood pressure checks, labs, and a careful examination may be needed.

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What causes upper right side pain an dizziness after bowel movement.?

Anything. Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. Read more...

I always get a nauseous feeling before and during bowel movements. This causes me to also have a racing heart and dizziness.

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Get a checkup. Off the top of my head I would say that when you strain during a bowel movement , this may cause a vasalva which is physiogical response and causes your heart rate to drop and blood pressure will drop. Nausea accompanies sudden drops in blood pressure. Then your heart rate may return to normal or go faster. This does not explain the symptom of nausea prior to bowel moment you're straining. . Read more...