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is diarrhea, sub acute a symptom of fecal impaction

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Fecal Impaction : Yes. Absolutely and it represents significant danger. The stool that is impacted can be so damaging that the body resorts to diarrhea to get other sto ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Fecal impaction: Yes you still can have an impaction and be producing paradoxical dtools.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Impaction: Passage of a fecal compaction followed by abdominal cramps and diarrhea is a little unusual but can be seen with irritable bowel syndrome. If your bow ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: You have paradoxical diarrhea where you have liquid to soft stool bypassing an obstruction caused by your hard constipated stool. Enemas are in order ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fecal impaction: Not being able to devecate (poop). Also, pain with defaction. Possibly some blood in the stool as well.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Obstruction: Fecal impaction usually causes obstruction in the large intestine. The disease often occurs in old and/or debilitated persons and they may not compla ... Read More
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Water: No food until cleared. If feverish or in intolerable pain to the ER. IF not in pain and not feverish please have her ingest three liters of water tod ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
No: Waiting is playing Russian roulette. She should be more terrified of cancer or ruptured bowel than of going to the hospital. Take her to the nearest h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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