It is important to see your GP promptly if you have the following symptoms associated with constipation:
• rectal bleeding
• unexplained weight loss
• persistent tiredness
• severe abdominal pain

You should also see your GP if the constipation persists for more than 14 days with no improvement.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

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