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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

Pre-referral investigations:

  • Serum calcium
  • Thyroid function test
  • Tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody (IgA-tTG) to rule out coeliac disease

Referral threshold – failure of medical management in primary care

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