Laxative Abuse Evaluation
The evaluation of laxative abuse begins with a history and physical examination.
The physical exam is usually normal in someone who abuses laxatives.
Tests that may be used to evaluate laxative abuse include:
Continue to Laxative Abuse Treatment
- Baker EH, Sandle GI. Complications of laxative abuse. Annu Rev Med. 1996;47:127-34. 
- Phillips SF. Surreptitious laxative abuse: keep it in mind. Semin Gastrointest Dis. 1999 Oct;10(4):132-7. 
- Pryor T, Wiederman MW, McGilley B. Laxative abuse among women with eating disorders: an indication of psychopathology? Int J Eat Disord. 1996 Jul;20(1):13-8.