New onset after age of 50 years
Unintentional weight loss
Family history of colon cancer
Assess onset of symptoms, number of bo...
Bloating/discomfort/straining: osmotic agents
Postoperative, after childbirth, hemorrhoids, fissures: stool softener to aid defecation
If impacted: manual disimpact...
Basilisco G, Coletta M. Chronic constipation: a critical review. Dig Liver Dis. 2013;45(11):886–893. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Bove A, Pucciani F, Bellini M, et al. Conse...
K59.00 Constipation, unspecified
K59.01 Slow transit constipation
K59.09 Other constipation
K59.02 Outlet dysfunction constipation
564.00 Constipation, unspecified
564.01 Slow transit consti...
Constipation (especially with normal transit time) is common. Reversible risk factors include inadequate hydration, sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, and medication side effect...
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