Slow Bowel Movement
Constipation symptoms can be recognized by infrequent bowel movements. Some experts say that people are different and this will account for infrequent bowel movements, however, Wes Jones in his book ‘Cure Constipation Now’ mentions that bowel movements should be a foot long and occur at least a few times a day.
Other Constipation Symptoms
Other constipation symptoms are that your stomach feels bloated or extended, you experience headaches, nausea and/or lethargy. Constipation symptoms can become more pronounced to include agitation, anxiety and acid reflux if you go for a longer period than is normal for you without having a bowel movement. No one likes to think about their lack of bowel movements as a cause for mental distress since they are not accustomed to associate a physical disorders as being the cause of a mental disorder. But, that can be another of the many constipation symptoms that are possible for the average person.
Constipation Symptoms – Hemorrhoids
Of the many possible constipation symptoms, the worst for many sufferers of constipation is the hemorrhoid problem that can happen if the sufferer tries to force a bowel movement. Hemorrhoids can be painful and bleeding, you may notice a bright red stain on the tissue after having a bowel movement. With any bleeding you should see your healthcare professional to rule out anything serious. Constipation can have various causes but the symptoms are all basically the same for those who are afflicted with constipation.
Chronic constipation causes constipation symptoms that can turn into ulcers if the stomach acids are allowed to accumulate and the digestive system isn’t working properly. There are some symptoms that a person might misconstrue as being caused by constipation but might have other causes. For the most part, feelings of bloating, stuffiness, lethargy, and gas are probably due to constipation. The worst, of course, would be the formation of hemorrhoids which are perhaps not typical of most sufferers of constipation but a symptom of chronic constipation.