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Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where a person (or other animal) experiences difficulty in eliminating feces.

Some of the main causes of constipation include:

These causes may have a multiplicity of causes themselves.

People often take laxatives to try to eliminate constipation.

Screaming Jay Hawkins wrote and sang "Constipation Blues" while suffering a serious bout. The Bonzo Dog Band recorded "The Strain" on the same subject.