What it is ?
Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent and stools become hard, dry, and difficult to pass. You may have painful bowel movements, feel bloated, or have nausea. You may belch, pass a lot of gas, and have stomach cramps or pressure in the rectum.
Why it happens ?
Chemotherapy, the location of the cancer, pain medication, and other medicines can cause constipation. It can also happen when you do not drink enough liquids or do not eat enough fiber. Some people get constipation when they are not active.
|Ways to manage with food
Talk with your doctor before taking laxatives, stool softeners, or any medicine to relieve constipation.
Other ways to manage
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