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Old 04-17-2010, 02:37 AM
 
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Default Headaches and bowel movements

Came across this:

Question:
I am 61 and postmenopausal. Sometimes I get a headache that preceeds, and seems to be relieved by, a bowel movement. I can`t tell if the headache is causing the BM or the BM is causing the headache. Have you heard of this? And do you know what I can do to prevent the headaches?
Answer:
No, I have not heard of this
Answer came from some university doctor.

Has anyone ever had this happen to them? And if so, have you figured it out? Is it the BM causing the headache or the headache causing the BM?

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Old 04-17-2010, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Uh, I don't think I better comment on this one.
Anyway, I hope you find out which is causing which.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Toxins can cause HA (head aches) and that's what your bowels are full of.

Good bowel regime and cleaning yourself out (a cleanse once a month) is key for health.

The question is how good is your bowl regime/habits etc...(are you retaining stool/motility/frequency/access/meds/history etc..).

Diet is a big one that effects it all.

Good diet and exercise are key (make sure you're getting enough fiber/water).

When people tell me they have a HA I tell them to drink water.

It's the BM causing the HA (sending a signal "get me out of here" (of course if that is indeed the case).

Good-luck
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: New England
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Toxins--could be but also a food allergy. Once the offending food leaves the body the headache goes away. Experiment with milk, soy, wheat, corn -- most common allergies.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Originally Posted by VegasGrace View Post
Came across this:

Question:
I am 61 and postmenopausal. Sometimes I get a headache that preceeds, and seems to be relieved by, a bowel movement. I can`t tell if the headache is causing the BM or the BM is causing the headache. Have you heard of this? And do you know what I can do to prevent the headaches?
Answer:
No, I have not heard of this
Answer came from some university doctor.

Has anyone ever had this happen to them? And if so, have you figured it out? Is it the BM causing the headache or the headache causing the BM?

You're 61 and have you ever had a colon check? If not why not?

What you're complaining about could be a symptom of colon cancer so get your butt to a doctor and get checked out instead of asking for medical advice on a public forum already!!!!
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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Constipation causes headaches. Menopause causes constipation. But I agree its good to get a full check up when anything is acting off.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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You're 61 and have you ever had a colon check? If not why not?

What you're complaining about could be a symptom of colon cancer so get your butt to a doctor and get checked out instead of asking for medical advice on a public forum already!!!!
Colon cancer: Symptoms - MayoClinic.com

Colorectal screenings should begin at the age of 50.

If you haven't gone in and had this done you should.

Headaches are not a warning sign of colan cancer.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Welcome to the world where doctors are not gods.

Get a colonoscopy. You are likely overdue for one anyway. It'll clear out your gut like no other method.

Gut bacteria are strange cohorts. Sometimes they are on your side, sometimes they want to make you sick. After the colonoscopy, do the yogurt, probiotics, and increased fiber routine. Periodically, make sure to use raw garlic and take oil of oregano to limit the growth of putrative bacteria.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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can you get headaches with colon cancer?
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Uh, I don't think I better comment on this one.
Anyway, I hope you find out which is causing which.
I don't think I should either because my first thought was, "Where do you have your head?"
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