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A 29-year-old female asked:

Will constipation or less bowel or incomplete bowel moments cause colon cancer?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
NO: We don't know just what causes colon cancer but history of constipation does not seem seem to be an important risk factor for it.

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Last updated Jun 7, 2016

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