Diagnosis of Constipation

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How can we diagnose Constipation ?

► Medical history- A general medical history is taken including duration of symptoms, frequency of bowel movements, consistency of stools, presence of blood in the stool, and toilet habits (how often and where one has bowel movements).

Recording eating habits, medication, and level of physical activity or exercise also helps the doctor determine the cause of constipation.

► In addition to routine blood, urine, and stool tests, a sigmoidoscopy may help detect problems in the rectum and lower colon.

► Thyroid function tests maybe taken to check for thyroid disorders.

Diagnosis of Constipation: Thyroid Test

► A barium enema x-ray involves viewing the rectum, colon, and lower part of the small intestine to locate any problems.

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Yes the diagnosis of Constipation is very simple.The main causes of Constipation are:

1.Anxiety
2.Pregnancy
3.Slimming
4.Low fiber diets
5.Low fluid intake

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