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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.