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Constipation in Adults

Your symptoms may signal an emergency!

When they occur with constipation, these symptoms could represent a medical problem that needs emergency care today, such as a stool impaction (fecal impaction) or another cause of a blocked intestine. A stool impaction is a large accumulation of solid stool that will not move.

If your symptoms are new or severe, you are advised to exit this questionnaire and to contact your physician now for urgent evaluation.

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