Have Constipation or Have a Constipation. Which Is Correct?

We say "have constipation". Generally, when you talk about illnesses and conditions, the article "a" is unnecessary.

We say "have constipation". Generally, when you talk about illnesses and conditions, the article "a" is unnecessary.

The patient used to have constipation.

My baby has constipation and her belly looks like it's bloated.

Do you have chronic constipation?

Follow the same convention with the expressions "treat constipation", "cause constipation", "prevent constipation", "experience constipation", etc.

Eat healthy if you want to avoid constipation.

Some medications can cause constipation.

How can I prevent constipation?

However, you can use a possessive pronoun (my, your, his, her, our, your, their) before the noun "constipation".

Talk with your doctor if your constipation is accompanied by spasms or cramping.

A partial list of diseases that do not take the article a/an:

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