Constipation in Adults (cont.)
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Constipation and Digestive Problems
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS, Spastic Colon): Because of changes in the bowel function, if a person has this disorder, he or she may have
Intestinal obstruction: Mechanical compression and interference with the normal functions of the bowel may occur in the following conditions:
Mechanical problems of the anus and rectum (the bottom part of the colon) that includes the rectum pushing out of the anus (rectal prolapse) or into the vagina
Damage to nerves within the intestine: (Spinal cord tumors, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries may produce constipation by interfering with the function of the nerves supplying the intestine.)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2015
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