Migraines & Headaches Community
Headache when Bowel straining
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding migraine and headache issues such as: abdominal migraines, headaches caused by allergies, cluster headaches, headaches, headaches in children, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, tension headaches, visual disturbances.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Headache when Bowel straining

How can I prevent this!!! I am on medication that is constipating and take stool softner to offset this , but even if I just use normal "pushing" for a bowel movement, i get an instant blow-the-back-of-my-head-off  headache!!!I  It dissipates after a minute or two but leaves a slight headaceh and dizziness for a short time.  Is this something i need to bother my doctor about?  thanks
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
Hi,

Thanks for writing in.
Headache on bowel straining is known as exertional headache. These headaches are brief and severe and pervasive. Most of these headaches are benign and usually respond to OTC pain killers. However sometimes they may be a symptom of a serious underlying disorder like an intracranial lesion or CSF leak.
I would suggest you to take a fiber rich diet and mild pain killers and see if there is relief. If there is no relief it is advisable to consult your physician and get an MRI done.
Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Migraines & Headaches Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1413427272
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
1751596_tn?1406776760
Blank
kristy12
Berlin, Germany
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Eddie1994
PA