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    Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Medicines

    You can read more about how to prevent or treat constipation in the separate leaflets called Constipation in Adults and Constipation in Children . , Constipatio...

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Conditions

    Treating constipation Constipation is sometimes a main symptom of IBS. If so, it may help if you increase the fibre in your diet.

    Left Lower Quadrant Pain in Children Conditions

    In children common causes of left lower quadrant (LLQ) pain include: Constipation Very common in children. Means passing hard stools (faeces), with difficulty, less often than n...

    Local Preparations for Anal Disorders Conditions

    Suppositories for constipation Glycerol suppositories are one of the options used for constipation. You put them into your bottom, and they usually stimulate a bowel movement sh...

    Anal Fissure Conditions

    See separate leaflets called Constipation in Adults , Constipation in Children and Fibre and Fibre Supplements for more details.

    Linaclotide capsules (Constella) Medicines

    Typical symptoms include tummy (abdominal) pain, bloating, and bouts of constipation and/or diarrhoea. Linaclotide can be useful for people who have constipation as one of the main...

    Indigestion Medication Conditions

    Antacids that contain aluminium have the opposite effect and may cause constipation. Many antacids contain both aluminium and magnesium compounds so that there is a neutral effect on your ...

    Right Lower Quadrant Pain in Children Conditions

    In children common causes of right lower quadrant (RLQ) pain include: Constipation Very common in children. Means passing hard stools (faeces), with difficulty, less often than ...

    Left Lower Quadrant Pain in Pregnancy Conditions

    What are the most common causes of left lower quadrant pain in pregnancy? Constipation  Constipation is very common in pregnancy. It gives you crampy lower tummy (lo...

    Abdominal Pain Conditions

    You may also feel bloated and sick if you have severe constipation. See the separate leaflets called Constipation and Constipation in Children for more information.

    Common Problems in Pregnancy Conditions

    Read more about the symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia) in pregnancy and how you can treat it. Constipation Constipation is very common in pregnancy. It means passing hard st...

    Hirschsprung's Disease Conditions

    This problem is usually quite apparent early on in life as it causes severe constipation. The only way to fix it is with an operation. What causes Hirschsprung's disease?

    Rectal Prolapse Conditions

    This can include: Constipation. Diarrhoea. Straining to pass urine due to a swollen prostate gland. Pregnancy.

    Hirschsprung's Disease Professional

    Older infants and children These present with chronic constipation that is resistant to the usual treatments and a daily enema may be required. Rarely, they have soiling and overflo...

    Piles (Haemorrhoids) Conditions

    See the separate leaflets called Constipation in Adults , Constipation in Children and Fibre and Fibre Supplements for more details.

    Iodine Deficiency Conditions

    Low levels of iodine may cause an underactive thyroid gland and symptoms of hypothyroidism (eg, tiredness, constipation and weight gain). Iodine deficiency in pregnant women may cause problem...

    Right Lower Quadrant Pain in Pregnancy Conditions

    Often accompanied by bleeding, which can range from a small amount of dark blood to alrger amounts of bright red blood with clots You can find out more details in the separate leaflet called mi...

    Rib Injuries Conditions

    Codeine and dihydrocodeine may cause drowsiness or constipation. For constipation, you can take standard laxatives such as senna tablets and/or increase the fruit, fibre and fluid in...

    Sigmoid Volvulus Professional

    This occurs in cases of long-standing chronic constipation where patients develop a large, elongated, relatively atonic colon, particularly in the sigmoid segment.

    Common Postoperative Complications Conditions

    Complications of bowel surgery Constipation Inability to pass a stool (constipation) is very common in the days and weeks after surgery.