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Urgent advice: Ask for an urgent GP appointment if:

  • you are not improving with treatment
  • new onset gut symptoms
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blood in your stool
  • waking up at night to open your bowels


Constipation in adults is common and can affect people of any age. If you poo less that 3 times per week or find that your poo is difficult to push out and/or hard, dry and lumpy, then this can indicate that you have constipation.

People suffering with constipation may also suffer with:

  • Stomach ache
  • Bloating
  • Nausea

Constipation can often be treated successfully with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. You may wish to discuss the use of laxatives with a pharmacist.

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