Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Constipation is defined as reduced stool frequency or less than three times per week or difficulty passing stools, or both. The frequency of three times per week is different from different individuals. For some, this may be a normal habit, and any change or reduction in frequency is considered to be constipation in these individuals.

Difficulty in passing stools include straining, incomplete bowel movements or a feeling of incomplete evacuation after defecation, passing hard/lumpy stools and a prolonged time interval between two bowel motions.

In severe cases, there may be a need for manual removal of hardened and impacted stool, and there may be injury and bleeding of the tissues around the anus due to passage of the hard stools.

Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) is defined as the chronic presence of these symptoms. It is called idiopathic because the cause this type of constipation is unknown, and it is not caused by underlying illness or medication. If you believe you may have chronic idiopathic constipation, Contact Us today.

 

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