Having a bowel movement less than three times per week can be defined as constipation, a disorder of the digestive system. Often, feces are hard and difficult to expel. There are many causes for constipation, including lack of fiber, inadequate exercise, depression, eating disorders, and not drinking enough water.

Treatment for Constipation

The Pelvic Floor Disorders Center at RWJUH offers a wide range of treatment options for constipation, which may include dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as medications. In addition, the program offers diagnostic testing that may be used to manage severe cases of constipation.