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Change in bowel habit
Constipation    
Lower abdominal pain

7 possible causes of "Change in bowel habit, Consti..."
Symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Chronic pain
1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A syndrome is a collection of symptoms that often occur together. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common syndrome that causes many individuals to seek medical help. This condition is separate from inflammatory bowe...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Self-depreciation
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Headache
2. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman's emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the month generally just before her menstrual period. PMS symptoms start five to 11 day...
Symptoms:
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • General weakness
3. Crohn’s Disease
Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Aversion to food or drink
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Chronic pain
4. Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal obstruction occurs when there is a blockage of your small or large intestine. The blockage prevents the passage of fluid or digested food. The blockage may be partial or total.There are many potential cause...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Feels hot to touch
5. Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula (bulging sacs that usually appear in the lining of the large intestine) get infected or inflamed. Although diverticula are most common in the large intestine (colon), they ca...
Symptoms:
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Tenesmus
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever
6. Anal/Rectal Abscess
An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. In addition to extreme pain, the abscess can cause fatigue, rectal discharge, and fever. In some cases, anal abscesses can result i...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal swelling
7. Appendicitis
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It may be acute or chronic. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine states that appendicitis is the most common medical emergency in the United States. More than 250,00...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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