Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Constipation in Adults
One condition that commonly causes constipation in your age group is an "irritable bowel." This problem typically causes some additional symptoms.
Do you frequently notice one or more of these symptoms in between episodes of constipation?
Abdominal pain episodes
Loose and frequent stools during pain episodes
Mucus in the stool
Relief from pain after bowel movements