CONSTIPATION

Dry, hard stools which are difficult to pass are characteristic of constipation. In constipated patients, bowel movements reduce to less than three times per week. This means that you pass stools very less often than normal.

Find Out More About Constipation

What is constipation?


Dry, hard stools which are difficult to pass are characteristic of constipation. In constipated patients, bowel movements reduce to less than three times per week. This means that you pass stools very less often than normal.

Acute constipation resolves easily whereas chronic constipation might lead to following complications:

  • Anal fissures
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Fecal impaction




What are the symptoms of constipation?


If you have constipation, you will experience following symptoms:

  • Small Caliber bowel movements
  • Difficult and painful bowel movements
  • Hard stools
  • Belly bloating




What are the causes of constipation?


Constipation is caused by a number of reasons. Some important causes include:

  • Reduced water and fiber intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Eating disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Colon cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Hypothyroidism




What is the treatment for constipation?


At NYC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, DR OLINER AND HIS STAFF aim at providing the best treatment to our patients to ensure a healthier and better lifestyle for them. We proceed in the following manner:

  • Conservative management of the patient which includes necessary changes in diet and lifestyle
  • Medications
  • Diagnostic tools





At NYC Gastroenterology and Nutrition, we aim at providing the best medical services to ensure a better and healthier lifestyle for our patients. Our expert gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats constipation in the most effective and professional way. If you would like to book an appointment, you can call us at 646-957-2989 or book an appointment online.

What Patients are saying:

Dr. Oliner is very thorough and seems genuinely interested in helping me with my health issues. Upon meeting him, I was immediately put at ease by his friendliness and ability to truly listen to what I had to say. I have had 3 appointments with him so far and, unlike many doctors, I do not dread going in to see him

Michael H.

Dr. Charles Oliner, MD - NYC Gastroenterologist

Address: 247 3rd Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-957-2989  |  Fax: 212-228-2142
Email: droliner@newyorkcitygastro.com

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