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Symptoms of constipation

Top 9 Constipation symptoms to watch out for

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools regularly, or you are unable to completely empty your bowels. A list of common symptoms of constipation appears below.

  • Evacuation of only small quantities of stool (like rabbit droppings)
  • Stool hardness
  • Needing to strain to achieve evacuation
  • Painful evacuation
  • The feeling that the bowel hasn’t completely evacuated
  • Flatulence
  • Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain
  • Constipation occurs when stool passes through the large intestine too slowly. When stool stays in the large intestine too long, the intestine removes too much water, and the stool becomes hard and dry.
  • Constipation can also cause your stools to be lumpy, large or small.

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Pregnancy and constipation

From hormone changes to an expanding waistline, constipation can be a side-effect caused by the changes your body goes through during pregnancy. But it doesn’t have to be one you can’t overcome.

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Children and Babies

As children grow, it’s normal for their digestion rhythm to be a bit unpredictable. And knowing why can help you find a way to help them avoid the discomfort of constipation.

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What causes constipation?

Eating too many of the wrong foods, travelling, or simply getting older. Take a look at the different issues that can cause your battle with bowel movements.

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