Medical News Today: When is constipation an emergency?

Mild constipation is common. However, constipation can indicate a medical emergency, especially when it accompanies other symptoms. Learn more here.
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CONCLUSION: The most frequent pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD) after birth were perineal pain, constipation, flatus incontinence, dyspareunia and IU respectively. It was seen that the symptomatic PFD was very common in the postpartum period. The results of the study emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes, avoiding perineal trauma during childbirth, and effective pelvic floor exercises in preventing PFD in pregnancy and postpartum. IMPACT STATEMENT: Nurses should acknowledge the importance of PFD after birth and identify the problems early period. Our study emphasizes size of the problem and improvement for PFD. ...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research
AbstractThe prevalence of children with neurological impairment (NI) presenting feeding difficulties and gastrointestinal symptoms is rising. The most recent guidelines recommend early nutritional assessment and intervention in order to prevent undernutrition and growth failure, along with the proper diagnosis and treatment of some frequent gastrointestinal symptoms, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and constipation, which can further worsen the feeding process and nutritional status. Nonetheless, the nutritional issues and growth deficits of children with NI are often considered to be of low priority or unde...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
A 64-year-old man presented to his general practitioner complaining of intermittent shortness of breath on exertion, particularly when constipated. His background included a traumatic above the knee amputation and coronary artery bypass surgery 20 years ago using bilateral internal thoracic arteries and the left radial artery; this was complicated by a deep sternal wound infection that required sternal debridement and bilateral pectoral flaps advancement. A recurrent infection 3 months later was treated with a second debridement and partial sternectomy followed by pedicled omental flap reconstruction.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Image Source Type: research
Objective The aim of the study was to evaluate patient responses on a survey of knowledge, perceptions, concerns, and fears about complications related to pelvic reconstructive surgery (PRS). This is the first step to create a simplified, patient-centered Pelvic Floor Complication Scale that evaluates complications from both the patient and surgeon perspective. Methods Subjects for this prospective study included women older than 18 years planning surgery within 12 weeks or who had undergone PRS more than 6 months ago. Patients were asked open-ended questions about postoperative complications as well as to rank the se...
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conditions:   Constipation;   Advanced Cancer Intervention:   Procedure: Laser acupuncture Sponsor:   Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: FAPDs and FDDs are common in adolescents in Curacao. Dizziness is associated with the presence of a FAPD or FDD.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
This study was a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial.FindingsSmokers had more pain, depressive symptoms, and constipation than non smokers. Smokers had similar serotonin levels compared with non smokers. Positive correlations were observed between constipation and serum serotonin levels (r = .19,P = .039, n = 116), between constipation and depressive symptoms (r  =  .18,P = .023, n = 164), and between constipation and pain (r = .23,P = .004, n = 164) in smokers.Practical ImplicationsHe...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo evaluate the impact of the implementation of the Rome IV criteria on pediatric gastrointestinal practice.Recent FindingsIn 2016, the Rome IV criteria were published, providing an update of symptom-based criteria to diagnose children with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).SummaryFor neonates and toddlers, Wessel ’s criteria for diagnosing infant colic were abandoned, and a differentiation was made between toilet-trained and non-toilet-trained children in the diagnosis of functional constipation. For children and adolescents, two new disorders (functional nausea and functional vo...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusion: We have proved the hypothesis arguing that increased sphincter pressures do not play a role in the formation of rectocele by inducing an obstruction and the formation of dilation in proximal bowel, and demonstrated that the presence of rectocele is not dependent on an increase in sphincter pressures. PMID: 32178503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Coloproctol Source Type: research
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