Chronic constipation is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with chronic constipation, 87% report having constipation, 77% report having sharp abdominal pain, and 37% report having burning abdominal pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chronic constipation are constipation, pain of the anus, stomach bloating, and changes in stool appearance, although you may still have chronic constipation without those symptoms.
Patients with chronic constipation often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, complete blood count, plain x-ray, urinalysis, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and electrolytes panel .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chronic constipation include polyethylene glycol 3350 (miralax), docusate (colace), magnesium citrate, sodium phosphate / sodium phosphate, monobasic, bisacodyl (the magic bullet), lactulose, glycerin (fleet), psyllium, sennosides, usp (perdiem), mineral oil (stye), guar gum, benzylpenicilloyl polylysine (pre-pen) and lubiprostone (amitiza) .
|Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (Miralax)||$30|
|Bisacodyl (The Magic Bullet)||$5|
|Sennosides, Usp (Perdiem)||$9|
|Mineral Oil (Stye)|
|Benzylpenicilloyl Polylysine (Pre-Pen)|
Groups of people at highest risk for chronic constipation include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.