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A 34-year-old female asked:

How do you clear a fecal impaction that is soft at the bottom but too large to pass? enemas, mag citrate, and other over the counter relief aids have not worked?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
If you are truly impacted and can't relieve it with a tap water enema, the next step is manual disimpaction preferably by a health professional. Do you have any friends who are nurses or MD's? If you're in severe distress with abdominal pain,cramps,bloating vomiting , head to the hospital emergency room.
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