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9 Myths About Constipation You Should Know

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Woman sitting on the toilet.
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Flushing a toilet.
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Myth: You must have a bowel movement every day or you’re constipated


Man with a magnifying glass.
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Myth: If you can release some stool, you’re not really constipated


Large crowd of people.
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Myth: Not many people experience constipation


Oatmeal with nuts and pears.
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Myth: Eating a high-fiber diet will prevent constipation


Healthy foods, stethoscope, and dumbbells.
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Myth: Constipation will naturally work itself out


Grandfather and grandson.
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Myth: Only older people experience constipation frequently


Woman experiencing stomach pain.
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Myth: Constipation isn’t a serious health issue


Woman drinking a glass of water.
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Myth: Upping your water intake treats constipation


Patient talking to a doctor.
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Myth: You don’t need any assistance to get over 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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