Constipation is sometimes misdiagnosed as Colonic Obstruction

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Colonic Obstruction, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Constipation.

Constipation is alleviated by taking laxatives as a first option. If laxatives don’t work, prescription medication is available to help relieve the condition. Chronic constipation can be reduced by diet changes such as increasing fiber intake. Daily exercising can also help. Apart from diagnosing chronic constipation, the doctor will try to find the cause of the constipation as treating the cause may relive the symptoms.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Bloated belly, abdominal cramps, reduced bowel movement, hard and dry stools, pain while passing stools, straining to pass stools, more time in toilet, sensation bowel not empty

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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