Hyperdefecation | definition of hyperdefecation by Medical dictionary
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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sitosterol and stigmasterol) are reduced in hyperthyroidism owing to gastrointestinal effects of thyroid hormones, which promote gut motility resulting in hyperdefecation
Common manifestations of Thyrotoxicosis Symptoms Signs Heat intolerance Goiter Excessive sweating Hyperkinesis Palpitations Hyperreflexia Hyperdefecation
Tachycardia Hyperphagia Lid retraction Nervousness Lid lag Weakness Ophthalmopathy Weight loss Dermopathy Onycholysis Velvety skin Tremor Warm, moist palms Gynecomastia Proximal muscle weakness TABLE 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.