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Orlando, Get Help for Your Constipation

Constipation is difficulty passing stool and infrequent bowel movements (three or fewer bowel movements per week).

Causes of Constipation

Stool that moves too slowly through the intestine dries out and becomes hard, making it difficult to expel. Slow-moving stool may result from:

    Constipation Symptoms

A person suffering from constipation experiences two or more of these symptoms for a week:

  • Less than three bowel movements in the past week
  • Hard, lumpy stools
  • Straining to expel stools
  • The feeling of a blockage in the rectum
  • The feeling of inability to empty the rectum

Chronic constipation is the occurrence of these symptoms for more than three months.

How constipation is diagnosed

Physicians at Orlando Gastroenterology perform physical examinations and certain tests to determine the causes of constipation. Tests include sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, colorectal transit studies, anorectal function testing, and defecography testing.

How constipation is treated

Constipation can usually be treated by a person drinking more water, exercising, and eating a higher-fiber diet.

Chronic or severe constipation may require more aggressive measures. Physicians at Orlando Gastroenterology may prescribe a laxative medication or may do minor surgery.

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    Orlando, Get Help for Your Constipation

    Constipation is difficulty passing stool and infrequent bowel movements (three or fewer bowel movements per week).

    Causes of Constipation

    Stool that moves too slowly through the intestine dries out and becomes hard, making it difficult to expel. Slow-moving stool may result from:

      Constipation Symptoms

    A person suffering from constipation experiences two or more of these symptoms for a week:

    • Less than three bowel movements in the past week
    • Hard, lumpy stools
    • Straining to expel stools
    • The feeling of a blockage in the rectum
    • The feeling of inability to empty the rectum

    Chronic constipation is the occurrence of these symptoms for more than three months.

    How constipation is diagnosed

    Physicians at Orlando Gastroenterology perform physical examinations and certain tests to determine the causes of constipation. Tests include sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, colorectal transit studies, anorectal function testing, and defecography testing.

    How constipation is treated

    Constipation can usually be treated by a person drinking more water, exercising, and eating a higher-fiber diet.

    Chronic or severe constipation may require more aggressive measures. Physicians at Orlando Gastroenterology may prescribe a laxative medication or may do minor surgery.

    Make an Appointment

      Name

      Date of Birth:

      Phone Number

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      Time Requested

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