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Constipation in Adults

Great! Fortunately, you do not have enough symptoms to specifically suggest an electrolyte, calcium or thyroid problem at this time.

You may not need a blood test to assess your electrolytes, calcium level, and thyroid function now, but if your constipation remains unexplained these tests may be helpful.

Persistent constipation always warrants a basic physical examination and a discussion of your diet and medicines, so we will move on to discuss medicines and constipation.

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