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A 62-year-old female asked:

I went to the er for a fecal impaction and had a hot soapy enema. i am still having pain. is that normal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Kudler
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: You may have had an incomplete disimpaction or may be having some cramping as a result of an increase in intestinal movements or gas. If you have never had routine screening for colon cancer (colonoscopy being the most comprehensive), this event should serve as a reminder to see a gastroenterologist for this.

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Acme, PA
A 62-year-old female asked:

After hot soapy enema at ER for fecal impaction I am still having pain. Is that normal?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
What kind of pain?: Need diagnosis first. "Cure" depends on if simply just hemorrhoids/fissure or something serious. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? History of colitis, infection, rectal/anal trauma or high risk? Best to get rechecked--don't delay please.
Last updated Jul 6, 2015


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