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:
- Passing fewer than three stools per week.
- Evacuating lumpy or hard stools.
- Difficult to pass stool: Straining to have bowel movements.
- Obstructed feeling in the rectum that prevents normal bowel movement.
- Feeling incomplete evacuation after passing the stool from rectum.
- 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
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.