Hi. To be honest I’ve always had stomach problems for as long as i could remember, literally the story I’ve heard the most was about when i was maybe a year old and i had to be rushed to the ER cause i hadn’t pooped in like 2 wks.I’ve always had problems like that, always […]


I’m 30 years old and my noticeable stomach issues started when I was about 20, I remember living in a student house in Uni and literally sprinting to the bathroom so I didn’t have an accident. At first I just thought I’d eaten something off, but days turned into weeks turned into months. My housemates […]


Up to 70 I had never been constipated in my life,but after taking around a dozen Rennies for indigestion that also I had neverHad before the following morning I was constipated up to that point I was very regular with BM at least once a day.Had colonoscopy spoke with consultant who had never come across […]


I have IBS which cycles between constipation and diarrhea. I am 71 and it has been much worse over the last 2 years of COVID. On the advice of my gastroenterologist I take 11/2 tablespoons of psyllium in water/orange juice plus 1 cap of Clearlax in water every morning. Because on most days I have […]


I am 53 years old be 54 March 8th, 2022. I had my first episode of IBS with diaherea having dinner with friends at a restaurant. I didn’t know it was IBS thought it was because of my gall bladder being removed the fried chicken upset my belly. I then had another occurrence on a […]


I am57 yr old cancer survivor, I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. I went through chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. I know have a lot of problems with my bowels. My Dr. diagnosed me with IBS with constipation. I have severe bloating, so bad I look pregnant.I have a lot of gas, burping and […]


Hi I have suffered with IBS since 18 and then at 28 suddenly turned from urgency to go to chronic constipation. I now have chronic diarrhoea for nearly 3 months has anyone else had long spells of constipation and then sudden diarrhoea?


I’ve suffered from constipation my whole life. In 2012, I was prescribed an antibiotic + tylenol/codeine + nsaid after a wisdom tooth removal . The GERD started all of a sudden and anti reflux medications were not helping, no vomiting at all. They diagnosed me with GERD due gastroparesis. I was prescribed different prokinetic agents, […]


I almost feel silly writing this but I am going crazy and need to get it off my chest. I’ve dealt with chronic constipation since I can remember. As much as I try to manage it, I feel like it just gradually gets worse as I get older. Colon cancer and GI problems run in […]


Hi Guys, Just wanted to reach out to fellow sufferers. I am having a rotten time of it at the moment. I have suffered with chronic constipation for years and it’s got so bad recently that I now have bleeding piles and a tear from straining. I have daily IBS symptoms that have restricted my […]

281-Chronic Constipation: A Comprehensive Overview

Constipation is a common disorder affecting approximately 1 out of every 6-7 people worldwide, and annually leading to more than 1.5 million healthcare provider visits in the United States alone. People can experience short-term constipation as a result of medication use, dietary changes, or even travel.


Firstly, thank you all for sharing your stories. Two hours into my latest “attack” (we’re in for a long night people) and I feel comfort in knowing that there are others who understand me. I’ve always had problems with my digestion, I remember as a small child crying to my parents because it was causing […]