What is the role of toxicologic causes or psychological issues in the development of constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Constipation may be of toxicologic origin, as with lead poisoning.

Psychological issues (eg, depression, anxiety, somatization, and eating disorders) may also contribute to the development of constipation.


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