Expert Video - Are there certain symptoms that mean I have chronic constipation?

Expert on chronic constipation Dr. Jeanetta Frye reviews the specific symptoms that may mean you have chronic constipation. These include having constipation for a certain length of time, having a certain number of bowel movements each week, and what your bowel movements look and feel like. Dr. Frye also discusses how you may feel after a bowel movement and what you need to do to have one if you have chronic constipation.

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