Expert Video - What are the symptoms of chronic constipation?

Expert gastroenterologist Dr. Satish Rao shares the most current medical thinking about chronic constipation symptoms, including the six most common symptoms. He explains how many of these you are likely to have if your doctor diagnoses chronic constipation. Dr. Rao also reviews when constipation can be a sign of a serious condition, including sudden constipation and bleeding. He suggests questions to ask yourself and your doctor about possible constipation causes, including any new medications.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.

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