Constipation | Functional

Symptoms

  • Chronic straining to have BM
  • Lumpy/hard stools
  • No Red flags: blood w/stool, weight loss, fever, significant abdominal pain, hx cancer, new onset age > ~50, abnormal PE
  • Negative evaluation to r/o reasonable toxic/metabolic contributors
  • If pain associated w/constipation and evaluation neg, then consider IBS-C

Other Diagnoses