What is constipation?
Constipation occurs when your bowel movements become difficult to pass or when they happen less frequently than usual.
Normal stools should be soft, formed and passed without straining but the frequency of bowel movements is different for everyone. For some, it is normal to have a movement once or twice a day, but others only have a few movements each week — all are considered normal if it is your regular routine and you are not straining. Only you can determine what is normal for you.