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Pushed too hard to pass stool. Is it causing the pressure in head?

I was in a public restroom and didnt want to sit down for my business, so I was in an awkward position and pushed too hard at that moment. As a result i had too much pressure in my head and when i looked in the mirror, my eyes were blood shot. I wasn t feeling too dizzy or anything but I had a slight burning on my head after a while. What should i do? Can it be something serious? How can i know if there is such damage?
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Constipation, or pushing too hard for passing stools can increase pressure in head.
This is called increase in intra-cranial pressure.
Constant increase in intra cranial pressure may cause many effects. But occasional increase in intra - cranial pressure is usually symptom free.
Elevated ICP will cause congestion of eye that is why your eyes will be red. It also makes blood flow sluggish which may lead to dizziness. After returning to normality the blood flow will rush to the brain which causes burning sensation.
The burning sensation of head will stop after a while.
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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