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Are there some genetic reasons I get fecal impaction off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get fecal impaction off and on?

Maybe: There can be genetic predisposition to constipation, as in "it runs in the family." however, the most common cause for recurrent fecal impaction is chronic, under-treated constipation. Your general practitioner can help with bowel regimens to keep you regular and prevent fecal impaction. If this fails, referral to a motility specialist in gastroenterology is indicated. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Can I get fecal impaction if I'm constipation??? but I have no pain?

Can I get fecal impaction if I'm constipation??? but I have no pain?

Yes: the longer you go without a bowel movement or complete evacuation then higher risk that stool will remain in the rectum long enough to get more dessicated (dried out from water being removed while in rectum), harder (more difficult to pass without straining &/or pain) and larger (large enough to get stuck or impacted). At some point pain usually occurs & the stool becomes more difficult to pass ...Read more

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He thinks it could be a fecal impaction but how would he get rid of it?

He thinks it could be a fecal impaction but how would he get rid of it?

Depends: If severe will require manual disimpaction. If less severe enemas may provide relief. ...Read more

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How can I treat fecal impaction?

How can I treat fecal impaction?

Enema: Fecal impaction can be a painful and frustrating condition. A large buildup of stool in the rectum can obstruct passage of stool and gas behind the obstruction causing pain and bloating. Depending on the severity of the obstruction, sometimes an enema is needed. If someone has tried over the counter stool softeners and laxatives simultaneously without response, it's time for an enema. ...Read more

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How can you tell if fecal impaction?

How can you tell if  fecal impaction?

Can't defecate: Stool becomes hard and dry; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal canal. Lack of water in diet can contribute; chronic use of opiate pain medscan too. Rarely people can have motility disorders of the intestines that contribute to fecal impaction. In extreme cases hard stool can wear through the intestinal wall. ...Read more

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How is a fecal impaction best treated?

Depends: If severe will require manual disimpaction. If less severe enemas may provide relief. ...Read more

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Fecal impaction too high to reach, what to do?

Fecal impaction too high to reach, what to do?

Consider: medical assistance if you are attempting to manually disimpact feces. ...Read more

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Could I have fecal impaction if no bm in 3 days?

Could I have fecal impaction if no bm in 3 days?

It is possible: See your doc or go to the er cause if it is impacted it wll need to be removed one way or another. ...Read more

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What are common complications of fecal impaction?

What are common complications of fecal impaction?

Rare: Rarely in the debilitated or elderly they can cause a rectal ulcer of even a bowel obstruction leading to a colonic perforation...In young people they typically cause overflow fecal incontinence leading to soiling. ...Read more

Fecal Impaction (Definition)

It's large amount of hard stool in rectum which cannot be eliminated by patient. This can cause rectal fullness, pain and overflow incontinence. Treatment consist of consideration of manual disimpaction and strong laxative. Long term prevention consist of high fiber diet and ...Read more