Constipation occurs when stool moves slowly through your intestines. It is a common affliction meaning that your bowel movements happen less often than is normal, and they are painful or hard to pass. Severe constipation can lead to impaction or bowel obstruction, which can be deadly.


The preceding information is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.