Clinical Presentation And Diagnosis Diagnosis

A complete history should be obtained so that the patient's symptoms can be evaluated and the diagnosis of functional constipation confirmed. The diagnosis of functional constipation is suggested by the presence of two or more of the following criteria: (a) straining, (b) hard or lumpy stools, (c) sensation of incomplete evacuation, (d) sensation of anorectal blockage/obstruction, (e) need for manual maneuvers, or (f) fewer than three defecations per week for at least 25% of defecations. The symptoms must have been present for the last 3 months with onset at least 6 months prior to diagnosis. In addition the criteria for meeting the diagnosis of IBS are not met.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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