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Constipation During Pregnancy: When a Typical Symptom Heralds a Serious Disease

Kim, Tae-Hee MD, PhD; Lee, Hae-Hyeog MD, PhD; Chung, Soo-Ho MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318242e386
In the Trenches

Constipation is common in pregnant women, but clinicians must have heightened awareness for more serious conditions.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Republic of Korea.

Corresponding author: Hae-Hyeog Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital 1174 Jung-1-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyunggi-do, 424-767, Republic of Korea; e-mail:;

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2012 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.