Evaluation of Constipation and Treatment of Abdominal Component

Kelly A. Garrett, James Ogilvie

Key Concepts

  • There are different subtypes of constipation requiring a careful history and selective diagnostic testing to elucidate.
  • Most treatment algorithms of constipation begin with medical management.
  • Abdominal constipation severely affecting quality of life may require surgical intervention.

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Last updated: January 26, 2022