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What is slow transit constipation?

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Slow transit constipation means your colon isn’t moving waste fast enough. Doctors don’t know exactly why this happens, but it could be because your nerves aren’t signaling your colon muscles to move the way they should.

From: What is Functional Constipation? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology : “The Pathophysiology of Chronic Constipation.”

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: “The Colon: What it is, What it Does.”

Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery : “Slow Transit Constipation: A Review of a Colonic Functional Disorder.”

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “What is Constipation?”

American Family Physician : “Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Constipation in Adults.”

Temple University Health System: “Defecography.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology : “The Pathophysiology of Chronic Constipation.”

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: “The Colon: What it is, What it Does.”

Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery : “Slow Transit Constipation: A Review of a Colonic Functional Disorder.”

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “What is Constipation?”

American Family Physician : “Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Constipation in Adults.”

Temple University Health System: “Defecography.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 31, 2019

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