should my eyes water when I poop
November 23, 2012 10:50 AM   Subscribe

My eyes water when I poop. Is this normal?

Or at least not rare?
posted by TheJoven to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Is it because you're straining or because the smell is so heinous?

If it's because you're straining, eat more fiber or try a stool softener.

If it's the other, see a doctor.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:54 AM on November 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Or does it hurt? Haemorrhoids maybe?
posted by KateViolet at 11:11 AM on November 23, 2012

Runny nose and watery eyes are fairly common in association with pooping. The parasympathetic nervous system is weird.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 11:15 AM on November 23, 2012 [6 favorites]

Normal. And that's all I have to say about that.
posted by samthemander at 11:19 AM on November 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

It has been known.
(in best Alan Rickman voice)
posted by scruss at 12:29 PM on November 23, 2012 [3 favorites]

Yeah, sorry, not with you on this one.
posted by Tooty McTootsalot at 12:34 PM on November 23, 2012

my nose is running when I poop, so I think that watery eyes are somewhat related and fairly normal...
posted by ts;dr at 4:27 PM on November 23, 2012

Here are the auto-completes Google furnished when I searched for "bowel movements make me":

feel sick

There was only one auto-complete for "when I shit I start":

speaking in tongues

Seconding Monsieur Caution here.
posted by thisclickableme at 4:29 PM on November 23, 2012 [3 favorites]

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