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2013 American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement on Constipation

November 19, 2014

This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on constipation. It was drafted by the AGA Institute Medical Position Panel, reviewed by the Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee, and approved by the AGA Institute Governing Board. This medical position statement is published in conjunction with a technical review1 on the same subject, and interested readers are encouraged to refer to this publication for in-depth considerations of topics covered by these questions. 

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