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Is it normal for me to need to poo when I am nervous or stressed?

I feel the need to go, but when I actually go, nothing comes out, or it comes out but it's more a constipated feel.

Is this normal?
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This happens to me! Well I don't really poo but that weird feeling in your tummy, it's actually quite painful more like the constipation feel
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This happens to me! Well I don't really poo but that weird feeling in your tummy, it's actually quite painful more like the constipation feel
I don't feel it much in my tummy, you know that feeling when you really need a poo, I get that, but then when I go i'm constipated or nothing at all :/
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Yes, it's completely normal.

It's all to do with your fight-or-flight response. It sends lots of blood to the parts of your body you might need/makes the muscles contract (eg brain, arms, legs) and withdraws blood from the less important areas and makes them relax (bladder, stomach, colon). This is why being nervous makes people feel they need to/need to wee, poo and puke.

Which is, of course, really helpful in these kinds of situations.
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Is it normal for me to need to poo when I am nervous or stressed?

I feel the need to go, but when I actually go, nothing comes out, or it comes out but it's more a constipated feel.

Is this normal?
Its called getting "Butterflies".

I would get it before going in the ring. Found that anti-diarrhea pills helped.
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I think it's normal. I used to get really bad diarrhoea before all my exams. Locking yourself in the toilet for ages right before an exam is always awesome. Thanks body. :dry:
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Doesn't ring a bell... unless you mean sharting? That's embarrassing, but not usually due to nervousness.
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That's normal I have had it before job interviews and exams before actually.
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Is it normal for me to need to poo when I am nervous or stressed?

I feel the need to go, but when I actually go, nothing comes out, or it comes out but it's more a constipated feel.

Is this normal?
Ever heard the phrase '****ting yourself'? It's not without basis.
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Is it normal for me to need to poo when I am nervous or stressed?

I feel the need to go, but when I actually go, nothing comes out, or it comes out but it's more a constipated feel.

Is this normal?
It's common, Kendra Wilkinson calls it the nervous poops lol
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diarrhoea is a normal consequence of stress
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Okay thanks. I wasn't sure because I've been pooping at irregular intervals lately, so I was just checking
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(Original post by llama-beans)
Yes, it's completely normal.

It's all to do with your fight-or-flight response. It sends lots of blood to the parts of your body you might need/makes the muscles contract (eg brain, arms, legs) and withdraws blood from the less important areas and makes them relax (bladder, stomach, colon). This is why being nervous makes people feel they need to/need to wee, poo and puke.

Which is, of course, really helpful in these kinds of situations.
I suppose the only saving grace is that as soon as you enter the ring/examination hall/battle for middle earth, the nerves, jitters and butterflies disappear leaving your body utterly committed to scoring a knock out/lots of marks/high uruk-hai kill count.
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Anonymous #1
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What's the best way to get the blood back to the parts that cause nerves then? :P
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What's the best way to get the blood back to the parts that cause nerves then? :P
Not sure there is a way, save avoiding the stressful situation. You can't override a biological reflex, unfortunately!
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I think it's normal. I used to get really bad diarrhoea before all my exams. Locking yourself in the toilet for ages right before an exam is always awesome. Thanks body. :dry:
I have this. It's potenitally so disastrous that I take at least a half dose of immodium about an hour before: this works every time... thankfully it's never affected my exams but it could potentially ruin them, months of hard work could potentially entirely go to waste. Really sucks for us though!
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when i'm nervous, I puke and poop. sometimes simultaneously

:toilet:

edit: to actually answer your question, yes, what you experience is normal
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Its completely normal its like when others feel sick or need to pee (this is me sometimes)

You cant prevent it from happening, just know that you dont actually need to go and itll subside once the stress passes.
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Completely natural and normal!
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do you take part in a poll about bowel health or habit at http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/560893
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