Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Constipation in Adults
Your symptoms suggest that the support or position of other pelvic structures relative to your rectum may be interfering with your passing of stool. In women, one of the most common causes of a narrowed pelvic outlet is prolapse (downward sagging) of the uterus. Prolapse of a pelvic organ would be suggested by some additional symptoms.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
Pain in the vagina, pelvis, lower abdomen, or groin
Heaviness or pressure in the vaginal area, or the sensation that something is about to "fall out" of the vagina
Leakage of urine that is worse with heavy lifting, coughing, laughing or sneezing
Frequent urinary tract infections
A bulge of moist pink tissue from the vagina