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7 hours ago Constipation, or the inability to have a healthy number of bowel movements each week, can be a very uncomfortable condition. Here are seven constipation symptoms you need to know—and what to do

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2 hours ago Certain health and nutrition problems can cause constipation. not eating enough fiber. not drinking enough liquids, or dehydration. not getting enough physical activity. External link. celiac disease. disorders that affect your brain and spine, such as Parkinson’s disease. spinal cord or brain injuries.

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4 hours ago Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent and stools become difficult to pass. It happens most often due to changes in diet or routine, or due to inadequate intake of fiber. You should call your doctor if you have severe pain, blood in your stools, or constipation that lasts longer than three weeks.

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7 hours ago The symptoms of constipation include: Hard, compacted stools that are difficult or painful to pass. Straining during bowel movements. Fewer bowel movements than usual. Stomachache or cramping that

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9 hours ago Constipation Signs and Symptoms Although bowel movement frequency varies greatly for each person, if more than three days pass without a bowel movement, the contents in the intestines may harden, making it difficult or even painful to pass. Straining during bowel movements or the feeling of incomplete emptying also may be considered constipation.

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3 hours ago Drink 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of water and other fluids a day (unless your doctor has you on a fluid-restricted diet). Fiber and water work together to keep you regular. Cut back on milk. Dairy products

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Just Now Rare Symptoms. Sometimes people present with more rare symptoms of constipation. These include: Nausea: A buildup of stool in your intestinal tract can cause nausea. This usually happens when there has been a build-up over time and is often a result of fecal impaction. Fecal impaction is a complication of constipation that should be evaluated

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5 hours ago Technically speaking, per the NIDDK, constipation is when you have one or more of the following symptoms: Fewer than three bowel movements a week. Stools that are hard, dry, or lumpy. Stools that

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2 hours ago Constipation is common. For some people, it’s a chronic condition. For others, it’s a brief occurrence caused by stress, medications, …

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3 hours ago Constipation means different things to different people. For many people, it simply means infrequent stools. For others, however, constipation means hard stools, difficulty passing stools (straining), or a sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement.The cause of each of these types of constipation probably is different, and the approach to each should …

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3 hours ago This damage can occur for various reasons, including pregnancy and childbirth. Some possible symptoms of outlet constipation include: straining to empty the bowels. delaying bowel movements due to

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5 hours ago The symptoms of constipation may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis. How is constipation diagnosed? The tests performed by a doctor will depend on the duration and severity of the constipation, since most persons experience constipation at one time or another. The doctor will also take into

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9 hours ago Other signs and symptoms of constipation include: Having lumpy, hard, dry stool that's difficult to pass. Straining to pass stool. Feeling like you still need to go after you have a bowel movement

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2 hours ago A number of prescription medications are available to treat chronic constipation. Lubiprostone (Amitiza), linaclotide (Linzess) and plecanatide (Trulance) work by drawing water into your intestines and speeding up the movement of stool. Serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 receptors. Prucalopride (Motegrity) helps move stool through the colon.

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3 hours ago Constipation is not a disease, but may be a symptom of another medical problem. How common is constipation? Constipation is common among all ages and populations in the United States. About 16 out of 100 adults have symptoms of constipation. About 33 out of 100 adults ages 60 and older have symptoms of constipation. 1

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Just Now Constipation is blamed for many complaints (abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, anorexia) that are actually symptoms of an underlying problem (eg, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], depression). Patients should not expect all symptoms to be relieved by a daily bowel movement, and measures to aid bowel habits should be used judiciously.

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2 hours ago All three people with constipation saw improvements in symptoms after the procedure. Medications that lead to constipation. Some drugs used to treat COVID-19 may also lead to constipation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What constipation symptoms should you worry about?

The most common symptoms people experience when having a short term constipation problem are:

  • Infrequent or missing bowel movements generally lasting for 2-3 days
  • Pain or difficulty when trying to pass stool
  • Stool is small, lumpy, or even relatively dry

What are the signs and symptoms of constipation?

Signs and symptoms of constipation in children may include:

  • Less than three bowel movements a week
  • Bowel movements that are hard, dry and difficult to pass
  • Pain while having a bowel movement
  • Stomach pain
  • Traces of liquid or pasty stool in your child's underwear — a sign that stool is backed up in the rectum
  • Blood on the surface of hard stool

What conditions can constipation be a symptom of?

Underlying conditions

  • Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) When your thyroid, a small gland near at the front of your neck, fails to produce enough hormones, it can have a drastic impact on your metabolism.
  • Diabetes. Like hypothyroidism, diabetes is also a hormonal problem. ...
  • Irritable bowel syndrome. ...
  • Anxiety. ...
  • Depression. ...
  • Other conditions. ...

What is the best thing to relieve constipation?

Your doctor may recommend the following changes to relieve your constipation:

  • Increase your fiber intake. Adding fiber to your diet increases the weight of your stool and speeds its passage through your intestines. ...
  • Exercise most days of the week. Physical activity increases muscle activity in your intestines. ...
  • Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. ...

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