Expert Video - What are the symptoms of dyssynergic defecation?

Gastroenterologist Dr. Satish Rao discusses what to tell your doctor about your constipation symptoms. Learn about the main symptom that tells your doctor you may have dyssynergic defecation, why you may still be constipated if you have frequent bowel movements, and the telltale sign of dyssynergic defecation related to laxatives and other constipation medications.

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