13 Surprising Causes Of Constipation

03/16/2011 10:51 am ET | Updated Jun 12, 2015
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What causes constipation? Well, the obvious culprits include a low fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the urge to go, not drinking enough water, or a lack of exercise.

But constipation also has other, less-well-known causes, including certain medications and supplements, as well as potentially serious medical conditions.

What's causing your gut trouble? Here are 13 possible causes of constipation you may not have considered.