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Are there any situations when I should not treat constipation myself?
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but rare at 25
Bleeding with hard bms, also fever and worsening abdominal pain in conjunction with your constipation should make you seek help--they may be a sign of a more serious problem.

In brief: Yes but rare at 25
Bleeding with hard bms, also fever and worsening abdominal pain in conjunction with your constipation should make you seek help--they may be a sign of a more serious problem.
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Mild intermittent constipation can be self-treated.
However, these are important issues to discuss periodically with your doctor. She may want to evaluate for potential causes of constipation as well as provide guidance for treatment.

In brief: Yes
Mild intermittent constipation can be self-treated.
However, these are important issues to discuss periodically with your doctor. She may want to evaluate for potential causes of constipation as well as provide guidance for treatment.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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