n South African Gastroenterology Review - OMGE practice guideline : constipation : guidelines

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES The 10 OMGE Practice Guideline: Constipation Ogilvy syndrome Neurological causes (rare) - Spinal cord injury - Parkinson's disease - Multiple Sclerosis Pelvic Floor disorders: Impaired function of pelvic floor and/or external sphincter (spastic pelvic floor syndrome, anismus, dyssynergia) Pelvic floor obstruction - rectum prolapse - enterocele - rectocele - rectal intussusception Note that the above conditions may also be the consequence of constipation and repetitive excessive straining at stool The most common causes of constipation are functional constipation or slow transit constipation irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) outlet obstruction. Being able to ..

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