Constipation, Flatulence, Vomiting: 8 Possible Causes
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What causes constipation, flatulence and vomiting? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.



Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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Intestinal Obstruction

If your small or large intestine becomes blocked, fluid and digested food cannot move through. This can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and burping.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine and causes many uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and pain.

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Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.

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Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease is a blockage that occurs in the colon in about one of every 5,000 births. The cause is unknown, but tends to affect more boys and those with Down syndrome or another inherited condition.

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Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.

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A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias are most common in the abdomen but can appear elsewhere.

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