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Constipation

Constipation - Symptoms

Constipation - How to prevent?

Constipation - Diagnosis

Tests performed depend on the duration and severity of the patient’s symptoms. Patients above the age of 50 should undergo an evaluation of the colon, e.g. colonoscopy, to exclude colorectal cancer. 

In patients where the routine tests are normal but remain symptomatic, the following tests will be offered to assess the anal muscle tone, time for stools to empty and the completeness of stool emptying:
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Colonic transit marker study
  • Defaecating proctogram


Constipation - Preparing for surgery

Constipation - Post-surgery care

Constipation - Other Information

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