hyperdefecation

hyperdefecation

(hī″pĕr-dĕf″ĕ-kā′shŭn)
Increased stool frequency without an increase in stool weight above normal. It may be present in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, hyperthyroidism, or proctitis.
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In contrast, phytosterols (i.e., sitosterol and stigmasterol) are reduced in hyperthyroidism owing to gastrointestinal effects of thyroid hormones, which promote gut motility resulting in hyperdefecation. Conversely, impaired bowel transit occurs in hypothyroidism (3).
All oral and some IM/IV antibiotics which are enterohepatically re-circulated into the GI tract after infection can commonly cause conditions ranging from early-onset hyperdefecation to diarrhea within 1-7 days after the start of oral or IV therapy.
Over the preceding 2 months, the patient had experienced a 4.5-kg weight loss despite increased appetite, mild heat intolerance, palpitations, an increase in her long-standing hand tremor, intermittent anxiety, hyperdefecation, and light menstrual flow.