Signs & Symptoms of Constipation

Constipation can be painful, unpleasant, and unhealthy. No one wants to experience infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool. Know the signs and symptoms of constipation to avoid pain and possibly serious bowel health issues.

Signs and symptoms of constipation include abdominal bloating and distention, infrequent bowel movements, passage of lumpy or hard stool and difficulty evacuating the rectum. If you are experiencing a feeling as though there is a blockage in your rectum that prevents bowel movements, you may be constipated.

Constipation may be considered chronic if you have experienced two or more of these symptoms for the last three months, with no relief. Risks of chronic constipation can lead to serious issues like hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fecal impaction, or rectal prolapse.

Don’t let the discomfort of chronic constipation, or unexplained and persistent changes in your bowel habits, affect your life. Schedule an appointment with a specialist at Regional Gi today. For more information on constipation and services offered at Regional Gi, please visit