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Constipation is a common condition which can be defined with infrequent bowel movements or change in consistency of stool to hard stool, or sense of incomplete evacuation or feeling of blockage. Being constipated means your bowel movements are hard or happen less often than normal. We all go through this condition at some point in our lifetime. But it is usually temporary situation most often. Although it’s not usually serious, you’ll feel much better when your body is back on track.

Range of normal bowel movements varies among individuals. Every individual is different, and it is a misbelief that every individual should have a daily bowel movement.

What Are Causes Of Constipation?

Diet and Lifestyle related as:
low fibre intake
Low fluid intake
Lack of Physical activities
Medical conditions as:
Diabetes Mellitus
Different medications especially pain related meds as narcotics, and psychotic drugs.
Bowel related Diseases as:
Cancer of bowel especially Colorectal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease as Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis
Colon inertia or Slow colon motility


You should contact your physician if you suffer from constipation, and it does not improve with diet and lifestyle changes.

Your colorectal surgeon will help you investigate the causes of the constipation or change in bowel habits. He may order Blood tests, imaging modalities like CT scan or you may need a colonoscopy evaluation. Medical management is the first line of treatment and there are certain medications that can be used. Irritable bowel syndrome is also among the common causes and sometime patients have both constipation and diarrhea and other associated symptoms. Dietary modifications and medications our first line of treatment.Surgical resection of the bowel / colon Is the last option if the medical and conservative management fails.

What is a colon and Rectal Surgeon? Is Dr Singh a Board-certified Colorectal surgeon? and where does he perform his procedures.

Colon and rectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. They have completed advanced surgical training in the treatment of these diseases, as well as full general surgical training. They are well versed in the treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus and are able to perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat conditions as and if needed. Dr Singh is a double board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery and General surgery. His practice is located in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ.

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