Constipation is mostly not taken as seriously as other physical ailments or diseases. But it is not such a problem which can be or should be ignored for long. Not only it creates discomfort in a person’s body and as a result in his life, but it may also lead to many more complications or problems. Hence, it is essential to recognize that you are suffering from constipation problem so that you can take suitable measures at the right time to eradicate this problem and the discomfort from your life.
The symptoms that point at your being constipated include the below mentioned problems. However, you should also bear in mind that not all signs or symptoms may be visible in a person troubled by constipation. But more than one sign will surely be prominent if you are facing the problem.
The most common and most noticeable sign will be irregular, difficult, dry and/or painful bowel movement. Your bowel movement will not be easy and will need straining. The feces during constipation are also found to be hard, dry and/or small. It may also happen that bowel movement becomes completely absent for a longer time than normal. If these symptoms are noticed or found present occasionally then it will not be appropriate to term it as constipation. But if you are constipated then these problems during bowel movement will be common and quite regular features.
Abdominal pain and abdominal bloating are other prominent signs of constipation. Abdominal pain may occur any time if you are constipated and without any other reason or trigger behind it. There is also a continuous feeling of discomfort in the body of a constipated person and along with that the person starts feeling lethargic. Some people also feel nausea while some others tend to vomit. Many people start loosing weight in constipation even if their diet is normal and there is no cut down on the food they eat. Constipation may also lead to diarrhea.
For adults, presence of these symptoms is a clear indicator of constipation. It is essential to treat the problem as soon as it is noticed to eradicate chances of aggravating the problem.