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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?

One or more of these concerns applies to me.

I do not have these symptoms.

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