There are a number of contributory factors that can lead to constipation, some of which include:

• lack of or not enough fibre in diet
• change in routine or lifestyle
• ignoring the urge to pass stools
• medication side effects
• not drinking enough fluids
• immobility or lack of exercise
• anxiety or depression

Constipation in children can be caused due to poor diet, fear of using the toilet and problems during toilet training.

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Authored Jul 30, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm