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Symptoms of Constipation

Symptoms of Constipation

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Constipation includes the 32 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Constipation:

Why Am I Constipated: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Constipation (con-stuh-PAY-shun) means that a person has three bowel movements or fewer in a week. The stool is hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. You may feel "draggy" and full.

Some people think they should have a bowel movement every day. That is not really true. There is no "right" number of bowel movements. Each person's body finds its own normal number of bowel movements. It depends on the food you eat, how much you exercise, and other things. (Source: excerpt from Why Am I Constipated: NIDDK)

Constipation -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. It is defined as having fewer bowel movements than usual, with a long or hard passing of stools. (Source: excerpt from Constipation -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Constipation -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Some doctors suggest asking these questions to decide if you are really constipated.

  • Do you often have fewer than three bowel movements each week?
  • Do you often have a hard time passing stools?
  • Is there pain?
  • Are there other problems such as bleeding?

If the answers are yes, you probably do have a problem. Otherwise, you probably do not. (Source: excerpt from Constipation -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Constipation as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Constipation, it is also important to consider Constipation as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Constipation may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Constipation. This signs and symptoms information for Constipation has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Constipation signs or Constipation symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Constipation may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Constipation symptoms.


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