Colonic Inertia Symptoms

It has been determined that the normal frequency of stool passage in the United States is 3 or more bowel movements per week. 

Patients with colonic inertia have a long delay in passage of stool.

Symptoms can include:

Severe, unremitting constipation

Diarrhea (most often called overflow diarrhea due to constipation)

Abdominal pain

Abdominal bloating

Nausea and or vomiting

Excessive gas