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Constipation in Adults

If the path out of your rectum is partly blocked due to your anatomy, you are likely to have some specific symptoms relating to your constipation.

Do have any of the following symptoms?

  • Bowel movements happen more easily if you push your fingers into your vagina or against the skin near your rectum

  • Solid stool (either soft or hard) remains in your rectum after a bowel movement

  • You may need to use your finger to remove stool from your rectum

  • You may need to position yourself on the toilet in unconventional ways in order to have a bowel movement

  • You have sensation of a blockage in your rectum during bowel movements

  • You have urges to have bowel movements (felt in your pelvis) that do not lead to successful passing of stool.

Yes, I have one or more of these symptoms.

No, I do not have any of these symptoms.

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