Chronic constipation is a common problem that affects 2-30% of people in the Western World. A significant proportion of these patients i.e. about 30-50% suffer from obstructed defecation syndrome. In obstructed defecation feces do reach the rectum, but rectal emptying is extremely difficult. These patients have a feeling that defecation is blocked. Despite repetitive attempts, complete evacuation of rectal contents is not possible. The patients may also complain of prolonged and unsuccessful straining at stools, feelings of incomplete evacuation, digital removal of feces, and laxative abuse.
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Last date updated on July, 2014