Fainting while having bowel movements

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Avatar f tn I also keep getting a recurring headache in the same place, it's the back left hand side of my skull kind of going into my neck. The constipation has gone but my bowel movements aren't quite back to normal as I still can't eat much so there isn't much and I am getting rectal bleeding every time I go from what I can only assume is a tear from the constipation.
2086477 tn?1332615594 Many people also do that with bowel movements or laughing for example. Its called neurocardiogenic syncope. You night ask your dr about that.
298579 tn?1192250448 I too get the pain at times after walking or slight exercise or bowel movements but the one I hate most is when you get one in the middle of the night when you were fast asleep and suddenly wake in excrutiating pain because you had an erotic dream. Interestingly enough, I had never mentioned the pain to my mother until recently and she told me that she had the same thing and is pretty sure my grandmother did as well.
Avatar f tn Hi! Google, or search for the Vagus nerve response. It can happen during bowel movements, stressful bowel activities, and at other times as well. I have a friend who is a RN and she has told me that they have actually had people pass out and fall off the toilet. Sweating can also be involved. I have had the same thing happen to me. I have never actually passed out, but it's an awful feeling. Good luck and hope this helps.
1298247 tn?1288294553 This is called vagus nerve stimulation. Large bowel movements press on the vagus nerve and cause a person to lose conciousness...the fact that he doesnt remember anything is questionable..The vagus nerve runs directly from the brain stem, in front of the ears and down the neck towards the chest and abdomen. It branches off in several places to provide communication with the brain to a number of organs, such as the heart and the stomach.
Avatar m tn I've been fine since Sunday night with normal bowel movements and no pain or dizziness since that incident. I tried to give as much information as possible and if I left anything out to help let me know. Thanks, and any information is appreciated.
Avatar n tn try QUESTRAN for post-op diarreah. It worked for me for a while. I had bowel resection almost 10 years ago. Unrelenting diarreah would not stop, but the questran stopped it right away. After a few years, I got off of it gradually. I may need another resection now. Very scared this time though. No I am 30, on my own, run my own business, so it will be very hard to do this all alone....
537974 tn?1213748515 Just to find this site and to know that other people have suffered the same excrutiating pain - with no straining at all - while having a BM helps. At least now I know I am not dying, and I am not alone. I do suffer from migraines, but these things, and it has happened four times in the last couple of weeks, are just way off the scale. I will try taking an analgesic before going to the loo in future.
Avatar n tn During these 20 days, I have found myself again. My energy is back. No fainting spells followed by bowel movements. I know it maybe too soon to tell, but my problem had become so frequent, so intense and I was feeling soooooo bad, that the change is truly overwhelming! Hope this may help other people with the same problem.
Avatar n tn I have had these symptoms since i can remember and I'm so relieved i have found this site so i now know other people suffer from this and its not just me. Cramps, Dizzy, Fainting, Sweaty, Loose Bowel Movement and often beeing sick. a couple of times i have fainted and have been shaking whilst passed out. It feels like I'm about to die. Some times i can't speak cos my tongue has gone funny and my hands are stuck in the same position.
Avatar n tn After endless reading for almost a year I still am having episodes of gas and bowel related heart palpitations. I did figure out that gas fighting products with simithicone such as gas x help very much when I go into a-fib. The palps always stop if I have a bowel movement also. I dont know what I ever did to deserve this but I just deal with it the best I can. Its very scary when it happens but I have to accept this and not panic as I did in the past.
Avatar f tn I'm 41 yo woman. Have never had regular bowel movements my entire life. This runs in my mothers family. Whatever 'it' is. I've had my suspicions over the years, but as I tend to faint during episodes, I've always been too afraid to see a doctor about it, for fear of losing my license. I apologize in advance, this will be all over the place, as I had a terrible episode 2 nights ago and probably got a mild concussion and am a little scatterbrained. It's Friday, but I thought it was Wednesday.
Avatar f tn This is the the reason many heart attack victims are found dead on the toilet after straining. Isuspect, with your history of excessive bowel movements that you are dehydrated, which is the co-factor. You need to ask your physician to take what are called "orthostatic vital signs" to determine this. In the meantime drink plenty of fluids, specifically electrolytes. There is no cure for this problem (sensitive vagus nerve) except to make sure that bowel movements are not strained.
Avatar n tn I have given you a link to a thread that is comprehensive on the subject of interest.. ttp://www.medhelp.
494976 tn?1302714301 When I came round I was disoriented and had been incontinent. The nurse said I had been having jerking arm movements and she thought it may have been a seizure. It wiped me out, I was so tired for the rest of the day. Needless to say I didn't care for the LP after this. The last attempt at my LP I passed out during and bolted up during not knowing where I was. In the past I have fainted fairly frequently and several times been Incontinent.
954005 tn?1304630205 ) In June of this year, I had 4 unexplained fainting episodes, which have now been seen on an abnormal EEG to be seizure-like activity. Everything to fix my prolapse and periods (because now for the last 3 months I've had a full period every other week)...It's all on hold, because they have to work on my brain. My Neurologist told me today that I still cannot drive indefinitely. The part I absolutely hate....the bathroom issues.
Avatar f tn The constant pain in the stomach and chest area has been a part of me since the day I started having this PVCs. I tried CQ 10, tried Magnesium, not much of a use. For a while, I stopped coffee too. PVCs didnt really go away, instead frequency increases as I grow older. I am now 31. I heard eating ginseng will also increase the frequency of the skipped beats. My GP said that it may be due to my nerve system. I read a book about MVP syndrome.
1707336 tn?1307826743 HOWEVER, if you miss a pill and are also having unprotected sex, then pregnancy is possible while on any birth control pill. Birth control pills should be taken everyday at the same time to be the most effective. Read the insert that comes with your pills and see what it says to do if you miss one pill.
Avatar f tn is there anything I can do to improve this situation, especially by healing the cuts?? My general history of bowel movements is pretty bleak, even as a child I have struggled with constipation, no matter what I did with my diet! The operation has clearly just aggravated things, but it is really quite distressing!
Avatar n tn My sysmtoms range from horrible pain in the stomach area, pain during bowel movements that would make me pass out, nausea, vomiting, fainting, fatigue, hot flashes, sweats and feeling full and huge weight gain and anixety. I had just about every test known to man and had everything from Crohns to IBD and latose intolenent to it was all in my head. I couldnt even care for my kids.
539750 tn?1226525277 Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; excitement; headache; impotence; nausea; nightmares; pupil dilation; sensitivity to sunlight; sweating; tiredness; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness; weight loss or gain.
Avatar f tn Take note of whether the pain is related to eating, sleeping, bowel movements, flatulence (passing gas), movement or menstrual cycle in females. The list of causes of left side abdominal pain are listed below are arranged in order from the upper abdomen (above the navel) to lower abdomen (below the navel). It is intended to serve as a guide but ultimately a diagnosis by a medical professional is necessary so that the appropriate treatment can be commenced as soon as possible.
Avatar n tn Hi bioya. I read your post. & I would like to tell U about my experience. I am a 48 year old female. But at age 18 my gallbladder ruptured. I had been having gallbladder attacks since the age of 16. Believe it or not. I had an appointment to have my gallbladder surgery a week after it ruptured. I guess it couldn't wait. (smile) The point I'm getting at is this. Did yours rupture or did U just have a normal gallbladder removal? See what happened to me was.
Avatar f tn Wow hon, you have such a wide wide range of symptoms and yes, some do coincide with thyroid problems but really, with THOSE kinds of symptoms that you are having, you must get to a Dr to see what is going on. I understand your aprehensions bc of insurance and money but honestly, you cannot go on like this and you cannot risk your health day after day... to see that you have a son, if you don't do it for you, do it for him! Imagine if he did not have you with him......
Avatar f tn Is there any stress or apprehension while having sex? Perhaps you're tensing up and there's a certain level of muscle strain going on. Try some streches before sex... or work up to it with some fingering or toy play to get you more ready. 4. If you're still having problems, go in for an ultrasound to check for potential scarring or tumors. This can be solved.
Avatar n tn They mainly happen at night now and the shaking starts in my legs and then my whole body begins to shake afterwards. My bowel movements have gone back to normal though and my heart rate seems to stay the same. Sometimes it lasts a couple hours, other times 20 minutes or so. My hands and feet get extremely cold when this happens. I curl up under a blanket and that seems to help. If I just lay under a blanket and relax I feel much better. I can't understand what is wrong with me.
Avatar f tn They told me its most likely my bowel movements and the after effects of also the tube being down my throat in surgery. My tip if it continues, put a pillow on your chest and lean forward. Hold your breath and count to 3 and left go gently. Also, pick up and good cosmo magazine and hit the stool! It wont hurt to try. Ive had attacks like this since june of 2016 so Im kinda use to the pain like ts a routine. :) Good luck and I hope you feel better.
Avatar n tn Since May I have been having severe dizzy or lightheaded feeling like I will pass out, but I don't. Combined with being extremely nauseas and very bad diarrhea. It comes out of nowhere. I could just be sitting at work and an episode will happen. It seems so hard to explain what is happening.
Avatar n tn I freak out when I have to get up early because sometimes it keeps me from having my usual bowel movements. Sometims I throw up in the morning and it looks like acid. (sorry to be so gross). I have gone through counseling, anti-depressents,etc and to no avail has it helped me. I know it really doesnt help you lose weight, but it keeps me from gaining. I used to weigh 108 lbs and now I have gained 30 + lbs from steroids that I take for my asthma.