When is consultation with a gastroenterologist 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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A consultation with a gastroenterologist is necessary to rule out other colonic processes and to assist with the long-term program of stool softener and laxative use in patients who do not respond to simple measures.


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