Symptoms of constipation

The most commonly described symptoms of constipation are:

• Having anything less than three bowel movements per week
• An incomplete feeling after having a bowel movement (obstructed defaecation).
• Passing hard, small or lumpy stools
• Straining when passing stools
• Abdominal bloating/ fullness
• Abdominal pain

It is estimated that about 80% of people will suffer with constipation at some point in their lives.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
of our consultants
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