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Change in Bowel Habit

Change in Bowel Habit: Overview, Causes, Diagnosis, and More | Singapore General Hospital

Change in Bowel Habit - Symptoms

Change in Bowel Habit - How to prevent?

Change in Bowel Habit - Causes and Risk Factors

What causes a change in bowel habit?

Possible causes of a change in bowel habit include:

  • Dietary intake: for example, excessive or inadequate fibre intake, intake of milk products, inadequate fluid intake
  • Lack of exercise or physical activity
  • Changes in lifestyle: for example, pregnancy, travel, change of job
  • Medications: for example, painkillers, cough medications, antibiotics
  • Infection: for example, gastroenteritis
  • Neurological problems: for example, stroke, diabetes, parkinson’s disease
  • Colorectal diseases: for example, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Previous surgery: for example, previous colon resection, removal of gallbladder
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Change in Bowel Habit - Preparing for surgery

Change in Bowel Habit - Post-surgery care

Change in Bowel Habit - Other Information

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