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Does constant constipation lead to bowel cancer?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Mcgee
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Constipation does not cause bowel cancer.
However, bowel cancer can often cause constipation, so any change in your bowel habits should prompt a discussion with your doctor, urgently if there is any bleeding.

In brief: No
Constipation does not cause bowel cancer.
However, bowel cancer can often cause constipation, so any change in your bowel habits should prompt a discussion with your doctor, urgently if there is any bleeding.
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Dr. Richard Mcgee
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It can lead to other issues with the colon such as malabsorption, ectasia, and dysfunctional peristalsis.

In brief: No
It can lead to other issues with the colon such as malabsorption, ectasia, and dysfunctional peristalsis.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Constipation
No, but the reverse can occur.

In brief: Constipation
No, but the reverse can occur.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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