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Were you looking for information about Constipation? Constpation is a common misspelling of constipation.
 
Constipation is the passage of hard, dry bowel movements. People with this condition may feel bloated and can find it difficult and painful to have a bowel movement. The problem can be caused by a number of things, including poor diet, medications, and irritable bowel syndrome. Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States, resulting in about two million doctor visits annually.
 
(Click Constipation for more information about this condition, including other possible causes and various treatment options that are available. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on constipation.)
 
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