City doctors cured a Mysuru woman of chronic constipation, for which she had been consulting doctors for 26 years.
Hema (name changed) got the disorder treated recently at Smiles International Institute of Colo-Proctology (SIICP) in Mathikere.
Doctors at the institute diagnosed her with obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS), also known as ‘iceberg syndrome’, and performed a Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection procedure on her.
Hema is doing well after the surgery.
ODS is common among women aged between 45 and 60. Between 2% to 30% of people in the Western world are afflicted with chronic constipation, and 30% to 50% of them have ODS.
Doctors describe ODS as a complex disease that is difficult to diagnose and needs to be treated in multiple ways.
Patients get a sensation of blocked defecation and will find it harder to empty the rectal contents. This will make them endure prolong and unnecessary strain.
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