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Does anyone else randomly experience lots of bowel movements back to back in a short space of time, along with lower abdominal/pelvic cramping? This happened to me today and I’ve also got lower left back pain and chest pain. I suspect the chest pain is anxiety related as I have a phobia of vomiting and diarrhoea. I had three large bowel movements back to back in the space of an hour, seemingly without a cause and out of nowhere. Any advice?

    • KitKat1450


      Yes. I have endometriosis and chronic back probs. When I cramp (pelvic) my back usually gets worse too and I get nauseous and dizzy and either constipated or lot of bowel movements in a row. I can tell the difference versus my stomach pain which usually but higher and comes with chest pain and more of weakness associated with my normal back pain. What your describing sounds like it may be inflammation from pelvic area and that can cause the bowels be not as “normal” (your normal). On area is inflamed it’s going to push the surrounding and change how those are functioning. May be the reverse and colon or intestines are pushing on pelvic region more. When happens to me I take electrolyte tablet, increase salt, and take more digestive enzymes when I eat. Feels like food just moves thru me too quickly and then exhausted when I don’t do those things. I stick with my “safe” foods that don’t give me as much stomach probs and don’t cause as much inflammation. I do other things but not entirely sure what else to tell you without more info. Will say things for calming stomach usually makes my chest pain worse! Peppermint, ginger… relive pressure inside stomach but it does so by relaxing the esophageal sphincter. The esophageal sphincter keeps acid in stomach so when it’s relaxed, my acid reflex gets too bad and then chest pain worse. I was told for so long the chest pain was anxiety but turns out it’s acid reflex from GErD and hiatal hernia- which flare worse when I’m anxious. What helps me for that is lemon water and apple cider vinegar diluted in water or cold herbal tea.

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Yes, some people experience multiple bowel movements in a short period of time along with abdominal cramping. Anxiety can also contribute to these symptoms. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and potential diagnosis.

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