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Signs and Symptoms of Constipation

All Signs & Symptoms of Constipation

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with Constipation:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Stomach achesOften36 mentions
Difficult bowel movementOften14 mentions
Hard stoolOften10 mentions
Physical painOften7 mentions
Being irritableSometimes6 mentions
Frequent cryingSometimes5 mentions
CryingSometimes4 mentions
Upset stomachSometimes4 mentions
Abdominal painSometimes3 mentions
NauseaSometimes3 mentions

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of Constipation*

What happens to common Constipation symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Stomach aches0%2.9%14.7%32.4%32.4%17.6%
Difficult bowel movement0%0%0%7.1%64.3%28.6%
Hard stool0%0%11.1%33.3%44.4%11.1%
Physical pain0%0%14.3%0%57.1%28.6%
Being irritable0%16.7%0%16.7%33.3%33.3%
Frequent crying0%0%20%40%40%0%
Upset stomach0%0%25%25%25%25%
Abdominal pain0%0%33.3%33.3%0%33.3%

Conditions with similar symptoms to Constipation

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with Constipation when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of Constipation

What was your approach to Constipation? What were the results?