Constipation is a digestive condition in which a person has difficulty passing a stool. The colon may absorb too much water from food and as it slowly travels through the gastrointestinal tract, feces become dry and hard.

Possible signs and symptoms of constipation may include:

  • Difficulty Passing a Stool
  • Hard Feces
  • Infrequent Urge to Void (Three Times or Less Per Week)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Distended Bowel
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Sense of Incomplete Emptying
  • May Lead To Bowel Obstruction in Severe Cases

Possible causes of constipation may include:

  • Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Hormones
  • Anatomical
  • Side Effects of Medications
  • Illness

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