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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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 AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.

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