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Reduced frequency of bowel motions can be a medical symptom, and should be evaluated promptly by professional medical staff. In many cases, it is related to constipation, and many conditions that reduce bowel motion frequency may be listed under constipation....more »
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bowel infrequency. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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The following list of conditions have 'Bowel infrequency' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bowel infrequency, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Bowel infrequency:
Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)
Symptoms related to Bowel infrequency:
Diarrhea (2312 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Incontinence (359 causes), Urinary incontinence (289 causes), Bowel pain, Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Hirschsprung's disease, Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
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