Expert Video - Do I need a physical exam for chronic constipation?

In this video, Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on chronic constipation, describes the importance of taking a complete medical history and doing an appropriate abdominal and rectal exam to identify chronic constipation. He discusses common concerns about these exams, how they are generally painless, and important ways to learn more about the cause of constipation.

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