Chronic Constipation | Severe Constipation - Online Calculator

Chronic Constipation | Severe Constipation – Online Calculator

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Are you having less than three bowel movements per week and abdominal pain? You may be suffering from constipation. Evaluate the severity of your condition using Medindia's Chronic Constipation(Severe constipation) Calculator and find out if you need to seek medical help.

Enter Your Details
Sex Male Female
Age
Ethnicity
* All the Questions are Mandatory
1. What is the Frequency of your bowel movements?
   1 to 2 times in one or two days
   Twice a week
   Once in the week
   Less than once per week
   Less than once per month
2.How much time do you spend in the toilet per bowel movement?
   Less than 5 minutes
   About 5-10 minutes
   About 10-20 minutes
   About 20-30 minutes
   About 30-40 minutes
3. Do you suffer from incomplete evacuation (i.e feel like going again to move your bowels again)?
   Never
   Rarely
   Sometimes
   Most of the time
    Always
4. How long have you been suffering from Constipation?
   Less than one year
   About 1 to 5 years
   About 5 to 10 years
   About 10-20 years
   More than 20 years
5. Do you have difficulty with bowel movement (i.e. Painful evacuation)?
    Never
    Rarely
   Sometimes
   Most of the time
   Always
6. Do you suffer from abdominal pain with constipation?
   Never
   Rarely
   Sometimes
   Most of the time
   Always
7. Do you require any assistance for bowel evacuation?
   No assistance required
   I require laxative
   Require Digital Assistance or an enema
8. Failure of evacuation attempts in 24 hours?
   Never
   One to three attempts
   Three to six attempts
   Six to Nine attempts

More Information on Constipation:

Some of the causes of constipation include –
  • Low fiber diet
  • GI tract problems, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Certain Medications
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Neurological and metabolic disorders
Constipation may be common for a pregnant woman due to the hormonal changes.
Fiber intake may help treat constipation though chronic constipation needs medical attention.
Try some of the following tips to treat constipation.
  • Drink plenty of water and fruit juices
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink milk with a few dates for a week
  • Reduce your intake of alcohol, tea and coffee

Acknowledgment

This calculator has been modelled on the article from Agachan F, Chen T, et al. A constipation scoring system to simplify evaluation and management of constipated patients. Dis Colon Rectum. 1996; 39: 681-685.

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