Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Constipation in Adults
Constipation can be the result of a medical problem, and sometimes it is a valuable clue to a medical illness that has not yet been diagnosed. Sometimes, it signals that you may have a neurologic illness or injury.
Please consider the following questions:
Did your symptoms develop following a back or neck injury?
Have you been diagnosed with any neurological illness (Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, or other)?
Do you have unexplained numbness, weakness, or shaking (tremor) in any localized area of your body?
Do you have leakage of bowel contents or urine that you are not able to control?
Choose a response:
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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