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A doctor I went to mentioned that I probably had a "sluggish colon". Is this the same thing as "chronic constipation" which I have had all my life? What exactly is sluggish colon, its symptoms, causes, cures, etc? Thanks!
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replied July 18th, 2009
Unfortunately, chronic constipation is a very common problem, particularly among women. There can be many causes for chronic constipation, and it is impossible for me to tell you which, if any, of these potential causes may be present in your case (a low-fiber diet and inadequate water intake are both very commonly seen in many such cases, however).

If it has not already been done, you should have a consultation with a GI doctor, to rule-out any serious illnesses that might be associated with your constipation.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
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