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Infrequent bowel movements: Symptom Causes

Infrequent bowel movements: Infrequent bowel movements is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Bowel infrequency.

Causes of Bowel infrequency (Infrequent bowel movements): See detailed list of causes below.

Medical Book Extracts related to Bowel infrequency (Infrequent bowel movements): Refer to the full text book sections about Bowel infrequency below.

Bowel infrequency (medical symptom): Less common bowel motions

Introduction: Infrequent bowel movements

Bowel infrequency (medical symptom): 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.

Causes of Bowel infrequency (Infrequent bowel movements)

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More Symptom Information for Infrequent bowel movements

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Medical Textbook Extracts for Infrequent bowel movements

Free access to the full text of published medical book extracts about the causes and diagnosis of Bowel infrequency from the following published medical books is available for more detailed information that is related to Infrequent bowel movements.

CONSTIPATION
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is the constipation acute or chronic? If the constipation is acute and there is abdominal pain or vomiting, one must consider the possibility of ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Constipation is a common complaint that must be accurately defined by the patient before initiating an extensive evaluation. Constipation may include fewer than three bowel movements (BMs) in a week, excessive... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Constipation is a common complaint, accounting for 3% of all pediatric office visits. Stool frequency can be variable in infants, who average 4 per day (SD 1.8) at 1 week, 2.2 per day (SD 1.6) at 1 month, and 1.8 per day ... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

CONSTIPATION
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... The causes of constipation can be recalled on a physiologic basis. Normal defecation requires feces that are of proper consistency, good muscular contraction of the walls of the large ... READ FULL TEXT »

Bowel sounds, hyperactive
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Sometimes audible without a stethoscope, hyperactive bowel sounds reflect increased intestinal motility (peristalsis). They're commonly characterized as rapid, rushing, gurgling waves of sounds. (See ... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Constipation is defined as small, infrequent, or difficult bowel movements. Because normal bowel movements can vary in frequency and from individual to individual,... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Behavioral/Psychiatric Factors Low-residue diet Chronic laxative and/or enema abuse Immobility ... READ FULL TEXT »

Bowel sounds, hyperactive
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Sometimes audible without a stethoscope, hyperactive bowel sounds reflect increased intestinal motility (peristalsis). They’re commonly characterized as rapid, rushing,... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Constipation is defined as small, infrequent, or difficult bowel movements. Because normal bowel movements can vary in frequency and from individual to individual, constipation must be determined in relation to the patient’s normal... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... W. Robert Kiser Approach  Constipation, defined as the passage of two or fewer stools per week (1), is the most frequently reported... History ... Physical examination ... Diagnostic testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview ❑ Lifestyle ❑ Drugs ❑ Depression ❑ Irritable bowel syndrome ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... READ FULL TEXT »

Chronic constipation
(Handbook of Diseases)

... Also known as lazy colon, colonic stasis, colonic inertia, and atonic constipation, chronic constipation may lead to fecal impaction if left untreated. It’s common in elderly and disabled people because of... Causes ... Signs and symptoms ... Diagnosis ... Treatment ... Special considerations ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Bowel sounds, hyperactive
(Alarming Signs and Symptoms: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series)

... Sometimes audible without a stethoscope, hyperactive bowel sounds reflect increased intestinal motility (peristalsis). They’re commonly characterized as rapid, rushing,... Assessment ... History ... Physical examination ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Medical causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Bowel sounds, hyperactive
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Sometimes audible without a stethoscope, hyperactive bowel sounds reflect increased intestinal motility (peristalsis). They’re commonly characterized as rapid, rushing,... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Constipation is defined as small, infrequent, or difficult bowel movements. Because normal bowel movements can vary in frequency and from individual to individual, constipation must be... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(The Diagnostic Approach to Symptoms and Signs in Pediatrics)

... Constipationis difficult passage of hard stools. Clinical problem is not infrequent passageper se, but difficult and painful bowel movements. Common manifestations include crampyabdominal pain,... Principal Causes of Constipation ... Clinical Features and Diagnosis ... Diagnostic Approach ... References ... READ FULL TEXT »

Bowel sounds, hyperactive
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Sometimes audible without a stethoscope, hyperactive bowel sounds reflect increased intestinal motility (peristalsis). They're commonly characterized as rapid, rushing, gurgling waves of sounds. (See Characteristics of bowel sounds, page... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Constipation
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Constipation is defined as small, infrequent, or difficult bowel movements. Because normal bowel movements can vary in frequency and from individual to individual, constipation is relative and must be determined in relation to... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

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