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ConstipationSymptoms

9 Common Symptoms of Constipation

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What causes constipation?


Bloating
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Bloating and gas


stomach pain
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Abdominal pain


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Hemorrhoids


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Changes in stool appearance


Bathroom
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Changes in frequency


Bags under eyes
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Lethargy and fatigue


Not hungry
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Decreased appetite


Back pain
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Back pain


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Next steps to treat constipation


Mandy Patterson

Mandy Patterson

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

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