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Constipation in Adults

It does not sound likely that your constipation has resulted from a nerve injury in the brain or spinal cord area. However, there are also nerve endings within the intestines that may be affecting your bowel function and the function of these nerves should be considered. A common cause of constipation is nerve damage local to the intestines that is known as autonomic neuropathy. This is a common complication of diabetes.

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