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Constipation means different things to different people. For many people, it simply means infrequent stools. For others, however, constipation means...
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Theoretically, constipation can be caused by the slow passage of digesting food through any part of the intestine. More than 95% of the time...
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Constipation is a difficult, infrequent, or incomplete passage of stools. Constipation usually is caused by inadequate fiber in the diet or a...
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Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. The normal length of time between bowel movements ranges widely from...
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There are several principles in approaching the evaluation and treatment of constipation.The first principle is to differentiate between acute...
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A careful history and physical examination is important in all patients with constipation. There are many tests that can be used to evaluate...
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Constipation is a condition that is characterized by infrequent bowel movements that are painful or difficult, or stools that are hard in consistency...
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Symptoms of constipation can include:Infrequent bowel movements and/or difficulty having bowel movements.Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain.Pain...
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A lot of prescription medications can cause constipation. Some examples could be prenatal vitamins, some heart medications, and also pain medications...
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There is no medical harm in the stool staying in the body for a long time, and the frequency of your baby's bowel movements (BMs) does not really...
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These are always tricky areas, because I have to ask my patients a lot of questions. First of all, I have to ask who is it for and how long have you...
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Chronic constipation can be a vexing problem. You don't say if you're asking on behalf of an adult or a child. Constipation in children can...
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You are very wise to treat your son's constipation with an overall strategy, rather...
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Try a different brand of formula -- after checking with your doctor -- if you're bottle feeding. (Constipation should never be considered a reason...
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Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. If you want safe and effective long-term relief for chronic constipation, you don't need to look any...