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I have constipation. Is it due to the fact that I have a "lazy bowel"?
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Constipation can be caused by many factors, the most common is a slow transit.
The chronic use of laxatives can magnify the problem with slower transit and this is sometimes refered to as a 'lazy colon.'.

In brief: No
Constipation can be caused by many factors, the most common is a slow transit.
The chronic use of laxatives can magnify the problem with slower transit and this is sometimes refered to as a 'lazy colon.'.
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Lazy bowel is not
Really a medical diagnosis but there are several diseases which can slow the motility of your large bowel.
You need a detailed examination including xrays, lab work and colonoscopy to further assess your constipation. Treatment is dependant on the etilogy but in general drink a lot of fluids, stay active and take atool softeners. Please see a GI doc if symptoms dont resolve.

In brief: Lazy bowel is not
Really a medical diagnosis but there are several diseases which can slow the motility of your large bowel.
You need a detailed examination including xrays, lab work and colonoscopy to further assess your constipation. Treatment is dependant on the etilogy but in general drink a lot of fluids, stay active and take atool softeners. Please see a GI doc if symptoms dont resolve.
Dr. Imran Saeed
Dr. Imran Saeed
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