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Constipation in Adults

By answering a short series of questions, you will allow us to individualize our advice for you.

The following symptoms may indicate a serious complication of constipation, such as a complete blockage of stool:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Stool leakage or diarrhea (despite also having prominent symptoms of constipation within the last 24 hours)

  • A persistent urge to move your bowels

Have you experienced any of these symptoms within the last 24 hours?

Yes, I have one or more of these symptoms.

No, I do not have these symptoms.

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