Constipation - Diagnosis
The diagnosis is based on the following:
- Clinical history and physical examination: : it is very important for our doctors to understand the patients’ perspective of constipation and the exact symptoms they suffer from. Our doctors will also conduct a physical examination of the patients’ abdomen to look for distension, hard stool or mass.
- Psychological assessment: constipation could well be linked to emotional disturbances or life situations. During a thorough case evaluation, our doctors will be on the lookout for such causes.
- Investigations : Routine blood tests to rule out hormonal disorders and a stool test to check for blood in the stool may be advised.