Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Chronic Idiopathic Constipation is a term used to describe regular constipation with fewer than three bowel movements a week. Approximately 15% of the population is affected by this condition and it is more prevalent in women and older individuals.

Idiopathic means that the cause of this condition is not known and cannot be identified through standard testing.

Singaram Gastroenterology works with patients by first eliminating potential causes such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other conditions. Diet, medications, and other treatments may then be utilized, based on your unique situation, to help alleviate the discomfort and provide better long-term control of the issue.

Symptoms of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation may include:

  • Infrequent bowel movements
  • Hard/Lumpy stools
  • Straining
  • Bloating
  • Gas pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • The feeling of incomplete evacuation

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To schedule an appointment, please call the office of Singaram Gastroenterology at 605-310-2000.