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Constipation with Cancer

Constipation is a common side effect of some of the cancer treatment drugs your child may be receiving including vincristine (Oncovin). Pain medications like narcotics can also cause constipation. Constipation can cause:

  • Changes in bowel patterns, such as pain, hard stools, or increased gas
  • The stomach to become swollen or bigger
  • A decreased appetite and changes in eating habits
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Treatment for Constipation

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

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Last Updated: 12/2013