This animation describes the symptoms of chronic constipation, and how your physician makes a diagnosis. Depending on the results of the medical history and physical examination, your physician may recommend blood and other tests, such as checking for bowel problems, and examining the colon by colonoscopy.
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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Allergan, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.