Functional Constipation

Functional constipation, known as chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), is constipation that does not have a physical (anatomical) or physiological (hormonal or other body chemistry) cause. It may have a neurological, psychological or psychosomatic cause. A person with functional constipation may be healthy, yet has difficulty defecating.

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... Chronic idiopathic Constipation is similar to constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C), however people with CIC do not have other symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal ... To be considered functional constipation, symptoms must be present at least a fourth of the time ... Functional constipation, as medically defined by the Rome III criteria, has many causes, including Anismus Descending perineum syndrome Hirschsprung's disease Other inability or unwillingness to control the external ...

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