What Is Chronic Idiopathic Constipation?

Q:
What is chronic idiopathic constipation?

A:
You get chronic idiopathic constipation when you have been plagued by constipation for a long time. It is called idiopathic because the cause of this type of constipation is unknown, and it is not caused by underlying illness or medication.

You may have chronic idiopathic constipation if you have one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Constipation or difficulty in passing stools.
  • Hard and lumpy stools.
  • Straining when defecating.
  • Feeling of incomplete evacuation after completion.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Abdominal discomfort and bloating.
  • Flatulence (too much gas in the stomach).
  • Poorer physical functioning.
  • Poor social functioning.
  • Feeling less healthy.

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