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Fecal impaction

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can't defecate: Stool becomes hard and dry; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal can ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Fecal impaction is a: result of severe constipation,when a large mass of stool lodges in the outermost part of the large intestine,the rectum.It can be painful;some people ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Stoppage of stool: Fecal impaction occurs when fecal matter gets "stuck" inside the colon and cannot be moved by the colon's natural peristalsis. This constitutes a mat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Severe constipation: When the stool dries to a concrete consistency in the left colon and one is unable to normally pass it without purgatives or enemas.. In some circumst ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most commonly: Due to dehydration or excessive caffeine intake/alcohol intake, medication that cause constipation. Of course must always consider physical problems c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Enema: Fecal impaction can be a painful and frustrating condition. A large buildup of stool in the rectum can obstruct passage of stool and gas behind the o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can't defecate: Stool becomes hard and dry; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If severe will require manual disimpaction. If less severe enemas may provide relief.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
feeling: Of fullness in your rectum that you can't get out, recent absence of a normal bm, sometimes leakage of liquid from anus or only watery stools as that ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Fecal impaction: This is not usually a life-threatening condition. Unless there was bowel rupture.

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