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Bowel infrequency

Bowel infrequency: Introduction

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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Bowel infrequency: Symptom Checker

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Diagnostic tests for Bowel infrequency:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Bowel infrequency. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspection of external anus looking for disease that may cause constipation e.g. anal issure; or pathology that may be a result of constipation e.g. hemorrhoids, anal fissure
    • Digital rectal examination
      • If there are symptoms of intestinal obstruction and the rectum is empty it may suggest complete intestinal obstruction but if there are some feces in the rectum there may be an incomplete intestinal obstruction
      • If rectal mass is found it suggests colon cancer
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Bowel infrequency: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bowel infrequency

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Bowel infrequency

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of more »

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Bowel infrequency: Related Rare Diseases

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Bowel infrequency: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Bowel infrequency

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How Common are these Causes of Bowel infrequency?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bowel infrequency. Of the 5 causes of Bowel infrequency that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 5 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bowel infrequency:

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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Causes of Bowel infrequency Based on Risk Factors

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  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bowel infrequency?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bowel infrequency, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Bowel infrequency:

    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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