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What is the definition or description of: fecal impaction?

What is the definition or description of: fecal impaction?

Hard stool in rectum: 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 fluids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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


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What causes fecal impaction?

Most commonly: Due to dehydration or excessive caffeine intake/alcohol intake, medication that cause constipation. Of course must always consider physical problems causing blocckage such as adhesion, stricture, tumor or inflammation. Best to see your doctor and get a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Does fecal impaction usually cause many symptoms?

Does fecal impaction usually cause many symptoms?

Obstruction: Fecal impaction usually causes obstruction in the large intestine. The disease often occurs in old and/or debilitated persons and they may not complain of any symptoms. Despite obstruction of the intestine, sometimes there is spurious diarrhea due to partial obstruction. Fecal impaction is sign of poor care. ...Read more

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What's a fecal impaction ? is it causes by constipation? and what can you do if someone has it?

What's a fecal impaction ? is it causes by constipation? and what can you do if someone has it?

The cause: Fecal impaction is a relatively common cause of constipation. Generally is a result of dehydration and low fiber and sometimes exacerbated when defecation is avoided for a period of time. Manual disimpaction with a lubricated gloved finger may be necessary. Notably, this can cause diarrhea as well if liquified fecal matter oozes around the impaction. ...Read more

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What is a fecal impaction?

What is a fecal impaction?

Severe constipation: Go see a doctor ASAP to get disimpacted ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: fecal impaction?

Hard stool in rectum: 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 fluids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of fecal impaction?

What are the most common symptoms of fecal impaction?

Several: A fullness or pressure deep in pelvis, unable to pass stool or gas, seepage of liquid feces around the impaction, abdominal distention, nausea, if impaced seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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How is a fecal impaction best treated?

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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