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Slow transit constipation 

Slow transit constipation
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Slow transit constipation
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Niels Wijffels

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199579624.003.0013
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date: 05 June 2020

Chapter 13 discusses slow transit constipation (STC) as ‘symptoms of constipation with a prolongation of transit time, as measured by a transit study’. But it is possible to have a prolonged transit time without constipation symptoms and that transit time may be prolongated secondary to anal stenosis, OD caused by anismus, etc (secondary STC), and symptoms may include incomplete, prolonged, difficult, rare, or painful defaecation; abdominal pain; and bloating. It also covers tests and treatment options.

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