lazy bowel resulting in chronic constipation for 60 odd years what can i do about it?
Dr. Alex Wong
Dr. Alex Wong
General surgeon
Box Hill
Hi there, you require assessment with at least a colonoscopy and a transit study, and other optional test depending on the cause.Treatment options may include regular laxatives and enemas, reserving bowel resection or a stoma if to does not work.

Dr. Sanjay Kariappa
Dr. Sanjay Kariappa
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Miranda
I agree that a colonoscopy is necessary for your assessment. It would be also important to make sure that there is not a secondary cause for your chronic constipation. Common causes to exclude would include drug interactions, thyroid disease and electrolyte dysfunction.

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