Chronic Constipation 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. Please note that if you are moving your bowels daily - this calculator is not for you.




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1. What is the Frequency of your bowel movements?


2.How much time do you spend in the toilet per bowel movement?


3. Do you suffer from incomplete evacuation (i.e feel like going again to move your bowels again)?


4. How long have you been suffering from Constipation?


5. Do you have difficulty with bowel movement (i.e. Painful evacuation)?


6. Do you suffer from abdominal pain with constipation?


7. Do you require any assistance for bowel evacuation?



8. Failure of evacuation attempts in 24 hours?






Constipation

Constipation, or difficulty passing stool, is a common digestive complaint and is a symptom of gastrointestinal abnormalities and preventing constipation is done by treating underlying disease.




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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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