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10 Potential Fainting After Pooping Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Aortic Valve Regurgitation

    Aortic valve regurgitation is a condition that occurs when your heart's aortic valve doesn't close tightly. This allows some of the blood that was just pumped out of the lower left chamber (left ventricle) to leak back into it.

    Can be severely acute or chronic.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion, shortness of breath when lying down, brief fainting episode
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    Chronic with relapses

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Long Qt Syndrome

    Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical activity. It can cause sudden, uncontrollable, dangerous arrhythmias in response to exercise or stress. Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.

    Resolves after stopping medication that causes it

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    racing heart beat, brief fainting episode, not having protected the body during the fall, feeling completely normal before fainting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Long Fainting Episode

    Fainting for an extending period of time requires an immediate physician work-up because it could be serious. You should see a doctor immediately.

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    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    long fainting episode
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  5. 5.Atrial Flutter

    Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a common type of abnormal heartbeat. The heart rhythm is fast and irregular in this condition.

    If the flutter only occurs once and there is no underlying heart disease, it is likely to never happen again.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, lightheadedness, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  6. 6.Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue.

    Fibromyalgia is generally a lifelong condition

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, arthralgias or myalgias, anxiety, depressed mood, headache
    Symptoms that always occur with fibromyalgia:
    arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Atrial Fibrillation

    An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. The atria comprise two out of the four chambers of the heart. When their beat is disturbed, symptoms such as a racing heart, chest pain, breathlessness, and dizziness may occur.

    More than 1/2 of people with short term atrial fibrillation get their normal heart rhythm back in less than 2 days without any treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, racing heart beat, lightheadedness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  8. 8.Normal Variation of Constipation

    Constipation is a very common condition affecting the large intestine. It is characterized by difficulty passing stool, or passing stool less often. Commonly it is linked to not eating enough dietary fiber, not drinking enough fluids, or not getting enough exercise. Some medications can cause constipation as well.

    Variable, but can resolve in days to weeks

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, constipation, constipation
    Symptoms that always occur with normal variation of constipation:
    constipation
    Symptoms that never occur with normal variation of constipation:
    vomiting
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  9. 9.Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) occurs when the valve between the heart's left upper chamber (left atrium) and the left lower chamber (left ventricle) doesn't close properly because the flaps of the valve are "floppy." Most people who have the condition are born with it.

    Without surgery, this is a lifelong condition.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, rib pain, shortness of breath, racing heart beat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Carotid Sinus Syncope

    Carotid Sinus Syncope is a pattern of fainting caused by abnormal response to touching the neck arteries (like tying a tie).

    33% have recurrence

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    brief fainting episode, dizziness and lightheadedness before passing out, feeling nauseated, warm, and lightheaded before passing out, fainting after turning head to one side
    Symptoms that always occur with carotid sinus syncope:
    brief fainting episode
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fainting After Pooping

  • Q.If this interview is about someone else, or "myself" is selected by accident, it is very important for us not to miss this question: has the person regained consciousness?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you been experiencing dizziness?
  • Q.Do you notice your heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly (also called palpitations)?

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Fainting After Pooping Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced fainting after pooping have also experienced:

    • 6% Dizziness
    • 6% Constipation
    • 6% Chills
  • People who have experienced fainting after pooping were most often matched with:

    • 12% Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • 10% Panic Disorder
    • 10% Long Qt Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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