What Are the Symptoms of Severe Chronic Constipation?

Q:
What are the symptoms of severe chronic constipation?

A:
Though constipation does not seem to be a big problem, the condition could get worse if you don’t take necessary measures. When your constipation becomes severe, you should immediately go to the emergency room or see your doctor.

Symptoms of severe chronic constipation include:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Vomitting
  • Stomach bloating

If you have these four symptoms all together, you are probably having a bowel obstruction. You may not be sure whether the abdominal pain you are experiencing results from bowel obstruction. Keep in mind that the pain from a bowel obstruction is intense—-much more so than any pain felt from constipation.

Keywords: chronic severe constipation.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.