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Can constipation occur more than once?

Constipation, and acute constipation, can occur more than once. But if you know what caused previous incidences of constipation, you may be able to prevent it from reoccurring. Most incidences of constipation are caused by a lack of fiber, fluids, and exercise. So as long as you incorporate changes into your diet and lifestyle, you should be able to prevent constipation. If a medication causes constipation, then talk to your doctor about taking fiber supplements before taking it or discontinuing the medication. Constipation cannot always be avoided, but monitoring your fiber and fluid intake will go a long way in preventing reoccurrences.

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