Sponsored by: Kyowa Kirin
This resource will assess your knowledge and understanding of the change in bowel habit and constipation. On successful completion, you'll receive one hour of CPD. Sponsored by Kyowa Kirin.
Constipation is a common presenting symptom in primary care with a prevalence increasing from 3% in young adults to up to 20% in the elderly. The prescribing of opioids for musculoskeletal pain and other conditions is common in primary care and as a result opioid-induced constipation (OIC) can occur. It is important for clinicians to remain vigilant and assess the risk for suspected cancer in patients presenting with altered bowel patterns or other red flag symptoms and signs.