The constipation is actually a symptom which is defined as a decreased frequency in the passage of stool. Normally, the patient may notice some difficulty when they are trying to evacuate their bowels. They may get a sensation that they have incomplete passage of stool. There may be some discomfort and/or pain associated with the passage of stool. Patient may also, in some instances, experience lower abdominal discomfort and/or pain. And in rare instances, especially if the patient has hemorrhoids, dilated rectal veins, the patient may notice some blood when they wipe themselves or in the commode after the passage of a hard stool.
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