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A 24-year-old female asked:

why do some patient with colitis have recurrent constipation?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Several reasons: in some, because the inflammation has destroyed the bowel and blockage or scarring occurred. In others, it is quite the opposite, in the most common, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this disorder of bowel motility is characterized by times of diarrhea and times of constipation. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html

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Last updated Oct 17, 2015

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