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Constipation - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels. There may be a sense of incomplete evacuation after defecation.
Associated symptoms - malaise; flatulence, colicky abdominal pain and distension; anorexia, nausea, or vomiting; halitosis; and faecal incontinence (overflow diarrhoea).
Causes: Impact of the dissease itself, medication,neurological/neuromuscular disorders,pain, diet, acivity, environment


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NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Palliative care - constipation
Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Constipation in Advanced Cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines
Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines: Constipation

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