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    What causes stomach pain while suffering from constipation?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Is it normal to have some belly pain post consitpation?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
this can occur

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yes, it is normal, particularly if the problem with constipation has been going on for a long period of time.

If the bowel movements return to normal then the pain should decrease within a few days.

If the constipation recurs then the pain may worsen because the bowel is once again trying hard to get rid of the retained stool.

You can use pain killers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to see if this helps to relieve any discomfort that you may be experiencing.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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