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What are the symptoms of constipation?

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Symptoms of constipation include:

  • Straining while having a bowel movement
  • Hard stools
  • A feeling of obstruction or incomplete evacuation
  • Fewer than three bowel movements per week

SOURCES: MedicineNet web site, "Constipation." Gastroenterology Clinics of North America web site, "Constipation: evaluation and treatment."  WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Laxatives -- Topic Overview." UpToDate, "Patient information: Constipation." Familydoctor.org: "Laxatives: OTC products for constipation."




Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 22, 2019

SOURCES: MedicineNet web site, "Constipation." Gastroenterology Clinics of North America web site, "Constipation: evaluation and treatment."  WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Laxatives -- Topic Overview." UpToDate, "Patient information: Constipation." Familydoctor.org: "Laxatives: OTC products for constipation."




Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 22, 2019

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