Rockledge, Florida

Marja Sprock, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified
Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist

Now Accepting New Patients

info@CFUroGyn.com      Phone:  321-806-3929

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Chronic Constipation
by: Katrina Davis M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Chronic constipation is responsible for approximately 2.5 million doctor visits a year. It is a common condition and becomes even more common as we age. There can be trouble emptying the bowels because stools are hard and dry. Also, bowel movements can come less often than normal which is at least 3 times a week. There can be pain with bowel movements and frequently there is bloating and abdominal pain.

The basic three types of constipation are either that the bowels push things through too slowly; the bowels are pushing normally but stool is too hard to move through; or there is a problem with getting the stool out of the rectum. There are several possible causes for this. Constipation can be related to what we eat. Foods with wheat in them or milk are not tolerated by some people and can cause constipation. There are several medications such as some pain medications that can lead to constipation. Sometimes there is a medical condition that is the problem. Finally, in women there can be prolapse of the pelvis that can lead to constipation.

Evaluation of constipation starts with a good history. Physicians will look at medical history, medications, diet, family history, allergies, and surgical history. Next, an exam is helpful to look for any abnormal findings that could be the cause. Finally, there may be the need for additional tests such as a colonoscopy to complete the evaluation.

Treatment frequently starts with a change in diet which could be removing or maybe even adding something to what you eat. Being more active can also help get things moving. Next, different types of laxatives or fiber may be recommended. These could be pills, powders, or suppositories that help bowels move more frequently and/or make them softer. There are also prescription medications that can help with constipation. Sometimes, there are concerns that one can become “dependent” upon laxatives or other medications used to treat chronic constipation. Just like other chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, daily therapy may be necessary.

Constipation has different causes and therefore different possible treatments. Most people can have good outcomes with the appropriate care. So don’t suffer in silence. See a physician today!

Dr. Davis is a board-certified Urogynecologist at Central Florida Urogynecology in Rockledge, Florida. 101 Eyster Boulevard, 321-806-3929

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101 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955

Phone 321-806-3929

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