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Is it possible to still poop a little if you have fecal impaction?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
MOST DEFINITELY: It depends on where in your large bowel the impaction is. Actually, and particularly in the elderly, nursing home patient, the most common sign of impaction is sudden diarrhea! go figure huh... And i'm sure some people still think this job just needs one book and a test... Bery humbling profession. One another example?... Abdominal pain in the elderly... Think of pneumonia! no s..T! unreal.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you explain if it's possible to have fecal impaction if i poop everyday?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Possible if you are: Passing liquid stool around the blockage or if small pieces of the blocking stool are breaking off. See your doctor for an exam and possible abdominal xray to be sure no other problems are causing this, .

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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