Long Term Constipation Affect Future Pregnancy?

Patient

Q: Hello Doctor,

Will my long term constipation affect my future pregnancy negatively?
To be clear, I am not pregnant.
But, I have been dealing with long term constipation for the past 13 years of my life. Large stool, clogging toilets often, painful aches in the middle of the night sometimes, etc.
I would like to know if this long term struggle will cause complications for me if I were to get pregnant in the future. This has been a worry of mine recently.

Thank you for your time!
-Mary

Doctor

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