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Should I see a Gastroenterologist if I have chronic constipation?

Should I see a Gastroenterologist if I have chronic constipation?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Constipation may seem a taboo topic but when it comes to chronic constipation – that is, infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools that lasts for several weeks or longer.

Surprising Causes of Constipation

Surprising Causes of Constipation

by Shearly (SU)
There are few things more frustrating than being unable to have a normal bowel movement. Constipation can be very uncomfortable, causing hard stools that are difficult and painful to pass.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Colitis: What’s the Difference?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Colitis: What’s the Difference?

by Rismary Cabrera
Irritable Bowell Syndrome or IBS is much less serious than colitis. The main difference between IBS and ulcerative colitis is the amount of damage done to the bowel. Both colitis and IBS can present with pain, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea, IBS is caused by muscular contractions along the bowel. Although irritable bowel syndrome is not dangerous, it can be bothersome and painful.

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