Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. Though occasional constipation is very common, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. Chronic constipation may also cause excessive straining to have a bowel movement and other signs and symptoms. Treatment for chronic constipation depends in part on the underlying cause. Constipation may be considered chronic if you've experienced two or more of these symptoms for the last three months. Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience unexplained and persistent changes in your bowel habits. Constipation most commonly occurs when waste or stool moves too slowly through the digestive tract or cannot be eliminated effectively from the rectum, which may cause the stool to become hard and dry. Blockages in the colon or rectum may slow or stop stool movement. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box. Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in.
Cytotec tablets contain the active ingredient misoprostol, which is a type of. vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, flatulence. The traditional treatment of constipation is the use of laxatives. In a small trial involving nine patients with severe chronic constipation, misoprostol 1.2 mg per.