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What exactly is constipation?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: It depends

Constipation is the inability to have a bowel movement.
Some patients only have a bowel movement once every 3 days, but they are not constipated. However 95 percent of patient should have a bowel move within days. Patients who only go to the bathroom 2 times or less per week are constipated. If the is a new symptom, you should see a gastroenterologist.

In brief: It depends

Constipation is the inability to have a bowel movement.
Some patients only have a bowel movement once every 3 days, but they are not constipated. However 95 percent of patient should have a bowel move within days. Patients who only go to the bathroom 2 times or less per week are constipated. If the is a new symptom, you should see a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Hard stools

Excessiveley hard stools or dessicated stools.
Fecal material with less water content.

In brief: Hard stools

Excessiveley hard stools or dessicated stools.
Fecal material with less water content.
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