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Can severe constipation cause itching all over?

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Dr. Rowan Paul
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Possible dehydration

Constipation can be caused by dehydration, which can also cause dry skin and therefore itching.
Persistent itching can be caused independent of constipation by dry skin, allergy, systemic (full body) illness, thyroid dysfunction for example. Constipation can be caused independent of itching from immobility, low fiber diet, stress, inflammatory bowel disorder, psychiatric disorder and others.

In brief: Possible dehydration

Constipation can be caused by dehydration, which can also cause dry skin and therefore itching.
Persistent itching can be caused independent of constipation by dry skin, allergy, systemic (full body) illness, thyroid dysfunction for example. Constipation can be caused independent of itching from immobility, low fiber diet, stress, inflammatory bowel disorder, psychiatric disorder and others.
Dr. Rowan Paul
Dr. Rowan Paul
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Constipation

Should not cause generalized itching.

In brief: Constipation

Should not cause generalized itching.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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