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Sudden unexplained constipation

Constipation is most often caused by a low-fiber diet, lack of physical activity, not drinking enough water, or delay in going to the bathroom when you have the urge to defecate. Always try to have a bowel movement when the urge is present.

Other times, a pregnancy, an underactive thyroid, mental health problems or medications may be the reason for your constipation. More serious causes, like colon cancer, are much less common. Stress and travel can also contribute to constipation or other changes in bowel habits.

4 Signs of Colon Cancer

4 Signs of Colon Cancer

If there is one thing that everybody is afraid of, that is definitely to be diagnosed with cancer. Today we will talk about colon cancer, as this is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. Did you know that your doctor can administer preventive screening tests for different types of cancer, such as breast, skin, prostate and colon cancer? This is probably the best news you have red today. But lets see what are the signs of colon cancer?

What to ask your doctor about constipation?

If you suspect there is a more serious problem, you’ll first seek medical care for constipation from your family physician. A general practitioner provides a routine health screening and gives you the first counseling on lifestyle changes. If he thinks that you require care from another specialist, the family doctor will probably send you to a specialist in digestive disorders.