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Constipation Causes, Constipation Causes in Adults

  • Functional Causes
  1. See Constipation due to Functional Causes
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression
  • Causes
  • Intrinsic Colon Disease
  1. Stenosis
  2. Colonic stricture
  3. Volvulus
  4. Hernia
  5. Colonic Tumors with obstruction
  6. Ischemic Colitis
  7. Diverticulitis
  8. Endometriosis
  9. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Causes
  • Disorders of the anus and Rectum
  1. Rectocele
  2. Enterocele
  3. Intussusception
  4. Descending perineum syndrome
  5. Idiopathic Megarectum
  • Causes
  • Neuromuscular
  1. Scleroderma
  2. Amyloidosis
  3. Cerebrovascular Accident
  4. Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Parkinson's Disease
  6. Hirschsprung's Disease (children)
  7. Meningocele
  8. Spinal cord tumor or injury
  9. Myotonic dystrophy
  10. Diverticulosis
  11. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • Causes
  • Medications
  • References
  1. Cheskin in Barker (1995) Ambulatory Med, p. 476-81
  2. Friedman (1991) Medical Diagnosis, p. 192-4
  3. Borum (2001) Prim Care 28(3):577-90 [PubMed]
  4. Wald (2000) Med Clin North Am 84(5):1231-46 [PubMed]