In constipation, intestinal processes are slowed down for various reasons. If left untreated, constipation causes fecal matter to build up in the large intestine and rectum. This mostly causes discomfort, though it may also cause you to feel abdominal pain and a feeling of sluggishness.
- Q What is chronic functional constipation?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with acute constipation?
- Q How common is chronic constipation?
- Q Should I be worried about constipation and diarrhea?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with chronic constipation?
- Q What is constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS)?