Constipation - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm
Diet/Lifestyle
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Constipation - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm

Diet/Lifestyle

 • Fibre

 • Calories

 • Fluid

 • Exercise

 • Psychosocial

Medications

 • Neurally Active Medications (e.g. Opiates, Antihypertensives)

 • Cation Related (e.g. Iron, Aluminum, Calcium, Potassium)

 • Anticholinergic (e.g. Antispasmodics, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics)

Colonic Inertia

Outlet Delay

 • Pelvic Floor Dyssyngergia

Irritable Bowel

Neurogenic - Peripheral

 • Hirschsprung's Disease

 • Autonomic Neuropathy

 • Pseudo--obstruction

Neurogenic - Central

 • Muitiple Sclerosis

 • Parkinson's Disease

 • Spinal Cord / SacraI / Cauda Equina Injury

Metabolic

 • Hypothyroidism

 • Hypokalemia

 • Hypercalcemia

Colorectal Disease

 • Colon Cancer

 • Colonic Stricture (Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diverticular Disease)



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