Expert Video - How often should I see my doctor for chronic constipation? Do I need regular tests?

In this video, Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on chronic constipation, discusses how often you should see your doctor at first for your chronic constipation and how long it may take to stabilize this condition. He also talks about whether you need further testing after diagnosis, when you may need repeat testing, and what to do if the treatment stops working.

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