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Constipation or Bowel Obstruction

Diagnosis of Constipation

Usually the physical examination and the symptoms described by the sufferer are enough to establish a diagnosis. Palpation performed during the physical examination may reveal compacted lumps of stool. A rectal examination may reveal the condition of the anal sphincter and whether the lower rectum contains any fecal matter. Blood work may be performed. Also, an X-ray procedure or a CAT scan of the abdomen may provide an exact location of the obstruction or reveal other possible causes.

Procedure Info:
Palpation is a method of physical examination in which an examining physician feels (using his fingers or his palm) the outside of the patient's body part. The doctor may look for an unusual firmness or tenderness, which could be a manifestation of an internal condition.

Organ Info:
An anus is the opening of the rectum, colloquially known as the a**hole. Sphincter muscles make sure that it is closed unless it is time to defecate. Two sphincters – an internal and external control that process. The muscles of the internal sphincter are involuntary; however a person can control the muscles of the external sphincter.

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