Constipation, Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- Is constipation an ongoing (chronic) problem for
you, or is this a new or different problem? If it is chronic, when did it
- When did this episode of constipation
- When was your last normal bowel movement?
you recently changed your diet or fluid intake, decreased your activity level,
or started a new medicine?
- Have you recently changed your daily
routine, such as a change in your job, school, or travel?
- What have
you tried to correct your constipation? Did it work?
- Do you have
any rectal bleeding?
- Do you have rectal pain before, during, or
after a bowel movement? If so, how long does the pain usually
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 01, 2013
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