Constipation is a condition in which a person has fewer or no ability to pass stools. When the stools remain in the colon for too long, the colon will absorb too much from it which makes the stool hard and dry. Constipation is not related to age or sex and everyone experiences constipation every now and then. When suffering from constipation, the person might feel the urge to go to the toilet, but is unable to do so. Some people might suffer from constip1ation for a short time while others might experience it for a longer time.