Colon and Rectal Surgeon Questions Constipation

What can be the impact of long term constipation?

My girlfriend has been suffering from prolonged constipation for over 8 years now. She goes around once per week but feels okay otherwise so she doesn't want to see a specialist. What will be its impact on her body?

1 Answer

No one knows the long-term impact, though, if she does not have any symptoms, this may be her individual normal. Her primary care can check to make sure she does not have thyroid or parathyroid hormone imbalances.