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Constipation A useful definition of constipation is ‘the passage of hard stools less frequently than the patient’s own normal pattern.’ The Bristol stool form scale is a means of assessing intestinal transit time. Types 1 and 2 indicate constipation: will be passed infrequently Types 3 and 4 indicate ‘normal’ ideal stools; should be passed once […]

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