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Common constipation: Common constipation is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
Constipation (medical condition): Difficult or dry bowel movements
Constipation (medical condition): Constipation is any difficulty with bowel movements or unusually dry stool. It is common in children and older age, but can affect anyone. About 2% of the population suffers from chronic constipation.
There are various symptoms of constipation. Failure to have a daily bowel movement need not necessarily indicate constipation, as everyone has different bowel patterns. Various conditions can cause constipation ranging from poor diet, aging, pregnancy, irritable bowel syndrome, and numerous other underlying conditions. Constipation can also cause diarrhea leading to misdiagnosis. Various medications can cause constipation including overuse of laxatives that can cause a vicious cycle. See also the full list of conditions reporting a symptom of constipation.
Constipation: Constipation is passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movements, usually fewer than three times a week.... (Source: excerpt from Constipation: NIDDK)
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