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Constipation – adults

  

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel.


Recommendations for suspected Constipation (not suitable for under 18s)

Pre-referral investigations:

  • FBC, ESR, CRP
  • Serum calcium
  • Thyroid function test
  • Coeliac screen – Tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody (IgA-tTG)

Referral threshold – failure of medical management in primary care

Integrated Care Pathway for Chronic Constipation

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