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A 26-year-old female asked:

My sisters intestine is 60cm longer than normal, she's been having constipation from when she was little, she's 24 now, is that ok?what can she do?

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Dr. Giovanna Da Silva
Colon and Rectal Surgery 27 years experience
Consult a specialist: Constipation is very common in her age and some people have since childhood. There are so many causes for constipation that the best thing do is to consult a gastroenterologist and if needed he or she will refer to a colorectal surgeon. The length of the bowel itself may not be the cause for her symptoms.
Last updated Apr 21, 2014
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