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What defines constipation?

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Dr. Joshua Bleier answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Infrequent bm: Infrequent or difficult bowel movements, usually less than one per day or two.

Answered 7/24/2014

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Dr. Mark Diamond answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

For Children: I believe for children that extreme, prolonged effort associated with pain and discomfort defines constipation. Thus not the frequency, stool consistancy, size, etc.

Answered 7/11/2018

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