A 22-year-old male asked:
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can i have a fecal impaction if i can go sometimes without my stool getting stuck???

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Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
IMPACTION: NO: IMPACTION means no stool passage. You likely have .IBS = irritable bowel syndrome constipation predominant .You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . I recommend a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water. If symptoms persist a CT Scan may be needed.
Answered on May 15, 2015
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Fecal impaction: I would think that you do not have fecal impaction however I would suggest you take a laxative such as Metamucil to try and get some regularity in your stool for mation
Answered on May 15, 2015

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