Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Therapeutics/Functional Abdominal Bloating and Gas

Case A 37-year-old female frequently complains of excess gas in the gut. A detailed history reveals that her complaints refer to abdominal bloating and fullness. When specifically questioned, she admits straining at stools and sensation of difficult gas…

Therapeutics/Functional Constipation and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Case A 58-year-old woman presents with over 25 years of constipation she defines as the urge to expel a bowel movement but the inability to evacuate satisfactorily. She strains excessively at hard stools and occasionally uses her finger…