Defines constipation and describes its development, diagnosis ...

Defines constipation and describes its development, diagnosis, and treatment. Also highlights some misconceptions about constipation.

WGO Practice Guidlines, 5

WGO Practice Guidlines Constipation 1 World Gastroenterology Organisation Practice Guidelines: Constipation Contents 1 Definition 2 Pathogenesis 3 Risk factors 4 Diagnosis and differential diagnosis 5 Treatment approaches 6 References 7 Useful web sites 8 Queries and feedback 1 Definition ...


CONSTIPATION May 22, 2005 Glen E. Hastings MD & Margaret Lowell, MSN, ARNP I IMPORTANCE 1,2: o The prevalence increases with age: 2% of the general population & 26% of those >65. o Constipation is the reason for 2.5 million office visits each year. o The annual cost is ≈ $400 million.

What is constipation?

Constipation Page 1 of 2 Constipation What is constipation? Constipation is having trouble with passing stools (bowel movements). It is very common in young children as their diets and preferences change.


Constipation Constipation is passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movements, usually fewer than three times a week. People who are constipated may find it difficult and painful to have a bowel movement.


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Constipation in Children

C onstipation is defined as either a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements, or the painful passage of bowel movem ents. Children 1 - 4 years of age typically have a bowel movement 1 - 2 times a day and over 90% of them go at least every other day.

Assessing and Managing Opiate-Induced Constipation in Adults ...

May/June 2004, Vol. 11, No. 3 Supplement 1 Cancer Control 3 pation among persons with cancer is unknown, some studi es have investigated patients receiving hospice care and who are receiving active curative treatment.


Constipation Constipation is a common problem regardless of sex, age or race. It is defined as infrequent, difficult or incomplete bowel movements.


PATIENT / FAMILY TEACHING SHEETS MANAGING CONSTIPATION What is Constipation?  Bowel movements occurring less often than what is the normal pattern  Hard stool  Increased difficulty moving bowels What to report to the Hospice/Palliative care team?  No bowel movement in 2 days or a ...

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