Posted by: christy | 2011-08-29

shivers before bowel movement

do you have any idea why one would get the shivers before bowel movement? it has happened every time for the last 2, 3 weeks especially when nature calls at night or in the evening. I start shivering uncontrollably until I go to the loo and only then the shivering stops. I have mentioned this to my doctor ( I am being treated for a possible hiatal hernia or stomach ulcer) but he thought nothing of it. I am just a bit concerned as it does not seem normal to me.
Thank you.

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You should not be too concerned, as it is an autonomic reaction to the stretching of the rectum, as well as pressure on the anal sphincter. If it becomes a real problem, you should consult a gastroenterologist.


Dr Anrich

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