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Constipation in Adults (cont.)

What kind of follow-up should I expect for constipation?

  • If the person has specific disorders such as hypothyroidism, scleroderma, and lupus, he or she may require regular follow-ups with a health care professional.
  • Elderly people with a history of fecal impaction and fecal incontinence should be followed regularly to ensure that they do not develop further attacks.
  • Young people with anorexia nervosa need a team of specialists to assess and follow the underlying illness, as well as to provide support and education.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/7/2014

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