How should patients with constipation be counseled?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Counsel the patient regarding the appropriate dietary prophylaxis with follow-up visits on an outpatient basis. If the patient experiences further episodes of constipation, a more detailed evaluation may then become appropriate (see Workup).


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