Constipation Specialist

Deep Well Health Care LLC

Rebecca Cherry, MD, MPH

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Pediatric Gastroenterologist located in Philadelphia, PA & King of Prussia, PA

More than 2.5 million people visit a doctor for constipation annually, making it one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States. Clinical hypnotherapist Rebecca Cherry, MD, MPH, treats constipation at Deep Well Health Care LLC in Philadelphia and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Use the online booking tool or call the practice for an appointment if you’re emptying your bowels fewer than three times a week or experiencing other constipation symptoms.

Constipation Q & A

What is constipation?

When digested food stays in the colon for too long, the stool dries and becomes difficult to pass, causing constipation. Constipation can cause stools that are hard or infrequent, or unusually large or small. Sometimes, people spend prolonged periods of time on the toilet, with pain and straining to pass a stool.

Constipation symptoms can include:

  • Dry and hard stools
  • Painful or difficult bowel movements
  • Stomachache or feeling bloated
  • Feeling like you haven’t fully emptied your bowels
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • "Leaking" of stool into the underwear.

Dr. Cherry offers treatment to relieve the symptoms and address the causes of constipation.

What causes constipation?

There is a wide range of causes for constipation.  Some of them are related to the slow-down of the intestine, and some are related to the other physical structures in the abdomen and pelvis which contribute to having a successful bowel movement.

Food sensitivities, medication side effects, and lifestyle factors are involved. Especially in children, there can also be psychological factors for constipation, such as fear of using the toilet.

Regardless of the cause of your constipation, Dr. Cherry offers treatment to relieve the symptoms. Use the convenient online booking tool or call the practice to learn more about integrative constipation treatment.

How can hypnosis help with constipation symptoms?

The most effective treatment for constipation is going to depend on its causes. Treatments may include dietary changes, over-the-counter or prescription medications, herbal supplements, or physical therapy.  Dr. Cherry will work with you to identify which treatments would be best in your individual case.

To learn more about constipation treatments at Deep Well Health Care, call the practice or use the online booking tool to schedule today.