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Can being constipated cause you to gain weight?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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In brief: Constipation

It takes about seven hours or more to digest the meal so there is always some stool passing through the colon.
Most people will have bowel movements of less than 1 pound. If one is extremely constipated you may put on a little weight but it won't be very much and most scales are not accurate enough to notice it.

In brief: Constipation

It takes about seven hours or more to digest the meal so there is always some stool passing through the colon.
Most people will have bowel movements of less than 1 pound. If one is extremely constipated you may put on a little weight but it won't be very much and most scales are not accurate enough to notice it.
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