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A 36-year-old male asked:

Abdomen ct scan dx: 'chronic constipation' with 'large volume of stool through colon without mass obstruction or definite inflammatory change.' confused b/c i have 1-2 normal consistency bowel movements daily. misinterpretation?further workup?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Translation= The wording means the large intestine is dilated or ballooned into a larger than normal size full of poop. It also states there is nothing (structure wise) blocking the poop. This is a common finding in chronic constipation or stool retention that can originate in childhood. It can exist whether you poop daily or not. Rehab can take a year or more with proper guidance.
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