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

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 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.

For More Information

For more information about pelvic floor disorders and incontinence, including definitions of terms, causes, symptoms, diagnoses and treatments, visit our Educational Resources page.