ASD & constipation

For as long as I can recall I've tended to be constipated. I know it occurs more frequently in  autistic compared to non autistic children, but what about adults?

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  • Statest16Statest16 Citizen, Mentor
    I thought autism is more associated with GI tract problems and diarrhea,I have not heard of constipation being a problem but I could be wrong.
  • Save_FerrisSave_Ferris Citizen, Member
    Don't have an issue with constipation , reckon I have IBS though
  • HylianHylian Citizen, Mentor
    I have had issues with constipation my entire life, and later on also issues that seem like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's. My issues haven't gone away in adolescence or adulthood.
  • Drinking lots of water helps with constipation. Ulcerative colitis is very distressing as is Chrohns. I believe they are both exacerbated by anxiety .
  • Teach51 said:
    Drinking lots of water helps with constipation. Ulcerative colitis is very distressing as is Chrohns. I believe they are both exacerbated by anxiety .
    That could explain quite a lot. I tend to experience mild dehydration. I'm not very good at telling when I need to drink(interoception) . That  can result in dry mouth, headache and nausea.

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