Pharmacy Corner
Constipation: Time Goes Slow When You Can’t Go When should I see my doctor?

You should see your doctor if you have constipation plus any of the following:9

  • No bowel movement for more than a week
  • Constipation for more than 2 weeks even with the use of laxatives
  • Fever, nausea, vomiting and/or extreme thirst
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
  • Extreme discomfort and/or pain around the rectum or abdomen
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Episodes of diarrhea and constipation
  • Anemia (watch out for symptoms of anemia eg. tiredness, lack of energy)
  • Family history of colon cancer