What outpatient care is indicated for acute constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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After constipation resolves in a patient who was acutely constipated, outpatient care requires the following measures:

  • Confirming that the patient is not chronically constipated

  • Ruling out colorectal pathology


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