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Constipation

About Constipation

Learn more about constipation, including studies, research and current methods for managing the condition.

Is it dangerous to hold your poop in?

We all poop – some of us are like clockwork, some of us can go a few days between bowel movements, and others suffer from constipation. Is it, however, ever dangerous to hold your poop in?

This man was constipated for 22 years

A 22-year-old man has been constipated since birth. Doctors had to surgically remove part of his colon to offer him relief. We look at the condition he suffers from – Hirschsprung's disease.

7 surprising causes of constipation

Most people agree that a low fibre diet is a main cause of constipation. However, here are seven causes of constipation you might not be aware of.

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