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Disordered bowel function 

Disordered bowel function
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Disordered bowel function
Author(s):

David Blum

and Florian Strasser

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550197.003.0016
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date: 17 September 2019

Chapter 16 discusses patients with cancer care who often suffer from disordered bowel function. Constipation is much more common than diarrhoea in advanced cancer. In palliative care diarrhoea and constipation may occur at the same time because severe constipation can cause paradoxical diarrhoea.

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