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Review: could Constipation cause Fainting?

Summary: Fainting could be caused by Constipation, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Pain, and take Lactulose.

We study 16,054 people who have Constipation from FDA and social media. Among them, 212 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,440 patients) is typically treated by Miralax, Colace, Amitiza, Senna, Lactulose, Polyethylene Glycol 3350.

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) (latest reports from 317,185 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 16,045 people who have constipation are studied. Among them, 212 (1.32%) have Fainting. They amount to 0.07% of all the 317,082 people who have Fainting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fainting in constipation reports

Gender of people who have constipation and experienced Fainting * :

FemaleMale
Fainting55.86%44.14%

Age of people who have constipation and experienced Fainting * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fainting0.00%0.00%0.00%3.56%7.56%14.67%29.33%45.33%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (89 people, 41.98%)
  2. Hypertension (80 people, 37.74%)
  3. Nausea (44 people, 20.75%)
  4. Anxiety (34 people, 16.04%)
  5. Depression (28 people, 13.21%)
  6. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (24 people, 11.32%)
  7. Prophylaxis (24 people, 11.32%)
  8. Diabetes mellitus (23 people, 10.85%)
  9. Insomnia (20 people, 9.43%)
  10. Non-small cell lung cancer (20 people, 9.43%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lactulose (54 people, 25.47%)
  2. Dexamethasone (47 people, 22.17%)
  3. Senna (39 people, 18.40%)
  4. Colace (38 people, 17.92%)
  5. Lorazepam (35 people, 16.51%)
  6. Carboplatin (34 people, 16.04%)
  7. Protonix (32 people, 15.09%)
  8. Miralax (32 people, 15.09%)
  9. Ativan (30 people, 14.15%)
  10. Zocor (30 people, 14.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Related condition

- Constipation (14,971 reports)

 

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