Chapter 21. Constipation, Diarrhea, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Which one of the following conditions is associated with constipation?
D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Which one of the following characteristics should prompt a patient to seek medical attention for constipation?
A. Sudden change in bowel habits after age 50
B. Presence of 4 or more bowel movements per week
C. Presence of flatulence
D. Change in dietary habits
All of the following medications are associated with causing constipation except:
Alarm factors associated with constipation include all of the following except:
A. New onset or worsening of constipation
B. Family history of colon cancer
Which one of the following oral laxatives is best to relieve constipation during pregnancy?
Which one of the following types of diarrhea resolves during a period of fasting?
The diarrhea associated with lactase deficiency may be reduced or avoided by implementing which one of the following measures?
A. Using lactose tablets with precipitating foods