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Feeling fatigued after bowel movement. What is causing this?

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What may be the cause of fatigue after a bowel movement? Thank you
Posted Sun, 14 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 55 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for writing in

Usually if you are constipated and strain a lot or sit for more time on the toilet seat you get fatigued

Most antidepressants do cause constipation

Hope this helps
Do write back in case of concern
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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Follow-up: Feeling fatigued after bowel movement. What is causing this? 2 hours later
Well...it happens regardless of being constipated. Any other possibilities?

Thank you,XXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 5 hours later
Hi

If you are not constipated get your Hemoglobin and Blood counts done

The only other possibility that comes in minds is either collitis and/or anemia

Do write back once reports are available
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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Follow-up: Feeling fatigued after bowel movement. What is causing this? 12 hours later
Thank you! - I will write back once I have blood work done. It may be several weeks however.
XXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 2 hours later
Hi XXXXXX

U may write back anytime
And do not hesitate if you have any doubts

Get well soon
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