According to researchers at the University of Michigan, "Stroke by itself does not cause constipation. But constipation often occurs after a stroke because you 1) are not drinking enough liquids, 2) are in bed most of the time, or 3) are taking certain medicines as part of your treatment. If your constipation is severe, stool can become lodged (impacted) in the bowel."
That was me, all right. All of it.
In another article in the Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, the researchers took 55 brain-injured patients. They divided the patients into constipation (number=29) and non-constipation (number=26) groups, achieving 7.32± (plus or minus) 3.63 and 5.04± (plus or minus) 2.46, respectively.