Symptoms Constipation

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Disorder characterized by a scarce or infrequent emission of feces; one can speak of constipation only in the presence of a delay of more than three days in the emission of abnormally dehydrated stools

Most common symptoms and signs *

  • Anal burning
  • dyschezia
  • Pain in a hip
  • Anal pain
  • Encopresis
  • extrasystoles
  • Faecal impaction
  • Hard stools
  • Ribbed stools
  • Swelling in the anal area
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Stomach ache
  • Functional Meteorism
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal itching
  • Anal fissures
  • Urinary retention
  • Foam in urine
  • Constipation
  • Rectal tenesmus

Further indications

Fortunately, most episodes of constipation are only temporary. Simple lifestyle changes, such as adopting a diet that is richer in fiber and liquids, together with regular exercise, are able to reverse the symptoms of constipation. This can also be solved using laxatives; this choice is justified only when the behavioral treatment described above does not produce the desired results.