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Constipation, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Abdominal pain: Go to the topic Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older.
  • Vomiting: Go to the topic Nausea and Vomiting, Age 4 and Older.
  • Fever: Go to the topic Fever, Age 4 and Older.

Are your stools black or bloody?

Have you had leakage of stool from your rectum (fecal incontinence)?

Do you think your constipation may be caused by physical or sexual abuse?

Do you have rectal pain?

Do you think that your constipation may be caused by a medicine?

Do you have new constipation?

Do you have chronic constipation?

Are you unable to have bowel movements without using laxatives?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 02, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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