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Have got severe headache during bowel movement. Underlying cause?

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Twice in the last 2 days i have gotten a severe headache during a bowl movement
Posted Mon, 2 Sep 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Exertional head ache associated with straining.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

One possible condition that causes this sort of symptoms is Exertional head ache.
It is associated with exertion and straining. Since it is associated with bowel movements, it may be due to constipation.
I would advise you to drink plenty of water and diet fiber to your diet to avoid constipation.
In the meantime you may take laxatives.
If the symptoms persist then consult your doctor for evaluation and rule out conditions like hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart diseases.

Hope the answer helps you.

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