When is inpatient care indicated in constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Once acute constipation has resolved and the associated medical or surgical conditions have been ruled out, additional inpatient care is rarely indicated. Patients requiring surgical intervention for acute conditions require postoperative care; however, that is beyond the scope of this article.


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