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How does cystic fibrosis affect your ability to go to the bathroom?

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Cystic fibrosis can affect the way your body breaks down food. Signs of this include constipation and large, greasy stools.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cystic Fibrosis?” “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?”

American Lung Association: “Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “About Cystic Fibrosis,” “Use the Right Gastrointestinal Medications.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cystic Fibrosis Trust: “Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet -- March 2013,” “Additional Complications.”

KidsHealth: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

NHS: “Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center: “Effects of CF: Pancreas/Gastrointestinal Tract: Intestinal Problems.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cystic Fibrosis?” “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?”

American Lung Association: “Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “About Cystic Fibrosis,” “Use the Right Gastrointestinal Medications.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cystic Fibrosis Trust: “Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet -- March 2013,” “Additional Complications.”

KidsHealth: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

NHS: “Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center: “Effects of CF: Pancreas/Gastrointestinal Tract: Intestinal Problems.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

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