Rome IV Diagnostic Criteria for Constipation
Provides criteria for diagnosis of functional constipation.
- Use in patients with symptoms suggestive of constipation for at least the last 3 months with symptom onset ≥6 months ago.
- Do NOT use in patients with alarm symptoms such as GI bleeding, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, unintentional weight loss, palpable abdominal mass, family history of colon cancer or symptom onset ≥50 years of age and not yet screened for colon cancer, or sudden/acute onset of new change in bowel habit.
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