Expert Video - What are the symptoms of opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye explains the symptoms of opioid-induced constipation, including decreased frequency of bowel movements, straining, hard bowel movements and bloating. She describes when this condition is likely to start and get worse. Dr. Frye also mentions warning signs of a serious condition, including bleeding and sudden symptoms, and what to ask your doctor if you are over 50.

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