Teenager dies from constipation

A 16 year-old British girl died from a heart attack after refusing to empty her bowels, an inquest has found.

A post-mortem examination revealed the girl had a “massive extension of the large bowel” which compressed her chest cavity and caused the displacement of other organs.

The inquest heard that girl had mild autism and had suffered from constipation for most of her life.  According to an

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