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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is constipation common?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elaine Peterson
Dr. Elaine Petersonanswered
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Yes: Yes, constipation is common. Many studies report a that 12-19% of the population suffer from constipation, but as high of 27% has been reported in some studies.
Dr. Peter Lopez
32 years experience
The short answer is : It depends a lot on diet (low fiber and not enough water intake) and activity.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are common constipation symptoms?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
No bowel movement fo: R several days, abdominal pain, distention, cramps, low grade fever, nausea , vomitting, lethargy.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Difficult or painful evacuations. Prolonged evacuations.
Oct 2, 2012
Last updated Jul 27, 2014
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