• Nathan S. S. AtkinsonEmail author


People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may experience constipation whether in remission or at times of flare for a variety of reasons: medications, slower bowel transit due to inflammation, dietary changes, and more. It is important that IBD clinicians are able to appropriately recognize, assess, and manage constipation. This chapter details
  • symptoms of constipation,

  • types of constipation,

  • functional GI disorders,

  • assessment of colonic transit, and

  • management of constipation.


Constipation Functional disorders Irritable bowel syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Translational Gastroenterology UnitJohn Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustOxfordUK

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