Constipation Symptoms

Constipation Symptoms

What are constipation symptoms? Less than three bowel movement per week, hard stool, difficulty passing stool, and feeling incomplete evacuation. 

Symptoms of Constipation

Signs and symptoms of constipation include:

  1. Passing fewer than three stools per week.
  2. Evacuating lumpy or hard stools.
  3. Difficult to pass stool: Straining to have bowel movements.
  4. Obstructed feeling in the rectum that prevents normal bowel movement. 
  5. Feeling incomplete evacuation after passing the stool from rectum.
  6. Need help to empty rectum, such as using hands to press abdomen, using fingers to move stool from rectum. 

Other symptoms of constipation include:

  • Stomach aches, cramps, and discomfort;
  • Feeling bloated, heaviness, and belching;
  • Nausea and/or vomiting;
  • Feeling unwell or sick;
  • Loss of appetite and taste;
  • Disturbed sleep;
  • Lethargy, lack of strength or energy;
  • Irritable, angry or unhappy;
  • Foul-smelling wind and stools;
  • Mouth Ulcer;
  • Foul breath;
  • Feeling hot and thirsty;
  • Sweating easily and/or night sweats;
  • Pain in lower back and knees; and
  • Headache.

All these symptoms find some relief immediately after passing stool. 

Severely narrow stools or shaped like small pellets/balls signal the presence of a spasm in the smooth muscular wall of colon. This would not happen overnight: habitual holding in the pelvis often due to long-term chronic anxiety, stress, or trauma.

The stool evacuated into the toilet water should float; if it sinks, it indicates poor digestion and accumulations of toxins. Everyone suffered from the accumulation of colon toxins manifest as coating at the back of the tongue.