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Childhood constipation

Childhood constipation



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


October 10, 2014


October 10, 2014

Programme Description

This case-based article by Dr Samar Razaq explains the causes of childhood constipation and how to manage it. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include underlying causes, lifestyle changes, and the role of laxatives.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be able to:
  • Distinguish functional from organic constipation
  • List the causes of organic constipation
  • Advise parents on lifestyle changes
  • Prescribe laxatives appropriately
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Razaq
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Roopa Jaiswal
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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