A 17-year-old male asked:
can severe constipation cause itching all over?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Smith answered
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Should not cause generalized itching.
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Dr. Rowan Paul answered
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Possible dehydration: Constipation can be caused by dehydration, which can also cause dry skin and therefore itching. Persistent itching can be caused independent of constipation by dry skin, allergy, systemic (full body) illness, thyroid dysfunction for example. Constipation can be caused independent of itching from immobility, low fiber diet, stress, inflammatory bowel disorder, psychiatric disorder and others.
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
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