Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Constipation in Adults
We have considered the possibility of a brain or spinal cord injury or abnormality. There are also nerve endings within the intestines that may be affecting your bowel function and the function of these nerves should be considered. A common cause of constipation is nerve damage local to the intestines that is known as autonomic neuropathy. This is a common complication of diabetes.
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