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
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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