Studies differ on prevalence of dyssynergic defecation by gender

10/28/2009 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Two studies on dyssynergic defecation, presented at the ACG annual meeting, offered different conclusions about whether the condition is more prevalent in men or women. One study showed dyssynergic defecation, a cause of chronic constipation, was twice as likely in men, while a second found the risk in women to be six times higher than in men.

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