Nursing Diagnosis: Risk for Constipation

Risk factors may include

  • Irritation of the GI mucosa from either chemotherapy or radiation therapy;malabsorption of fat
  • Hormone-secreting tumor, carcinoma of colon
  • Poor fluid intake, low-bulk diet, lack of exercise, use of opiates/narcotics

Possibly evidenced by
[Not applicable; presence of signs and symptoms establishes an actual diagnosis]

Desired Outcomes

  • Bowel Elimination
  • Maintain usual bowel consistency/pattern.
  • Verbalize understanding of factors and appropriate interventions/solutions related to individual situation.

Risk for Constipation-Cancer Nursing Care Plan

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