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Constipation

Constipation is a condition that nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. Being “blocked up” with hard stool can be painful, but it is rarely serious. Persistent constipation; however, could be a symptom of a more serious condition.

  • Diagnosis: If you are suffering from frequent constipation, your Bux-Mont physician will perform an examination. This examination may include a barium X-ray, colonoscopy, or flexible sigmoidoscopy to detect any physical blockage of the colon.
  • Treatment: Constipation can be caused by many things, and your Bux-Mont physician will prescribe the proper treatment option for you. In many cases a simple high-fiber diet is all that you need to get back on track. Laxatives may also be prescribed for temporary relief of constipation, but laxatives should not be used on a regular basis. Talk to your Bux-Mont physician if you have any questions.