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CREST Core Subject: Constipation

CREST Core Subject: Constipation | ASCRS

Constipation is a very common condition. In some cases it may reflect a more serious problem. This Core Subject module will review the definition, work-up and treatment of constipation.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Define constipation and its prevalence.
  • Identify the different classifications of constipation.
  • Explain the work-up for constipation.
  • Explain the different treatment (surgical and non surgical) options for constipation and when to appropriately use them.

As a Core Subject, it is eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The ASCRS Online Learning Center provides access to both CREST and CARSEP.  Using your ASCRS website login, you will have access to up-to-date information on colorectal diseases.