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Do a lot of people get rectal cancer?

Do a lot of people get rectal cancer?

Relatively, yes: Colon and rectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths. Estimates for 2012 are 103, 170 colon & 40, 290 rectal cancer. Overall there is a 1 in 20 lifetime risk of developing colon or rectal cancer. Rectal cancers alone are relatively common. In comparison, rectal cancer is as common as leukemia (44, 600). ...Read more

Fecal Impaction (Definition)

A condition in which a hardened stool is stuck in the rectum or lower colon ...Read more


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Do a lot of people get volvulus?

Do a lot of people get volvulus?

Rarely: Volvulus is a twisting of the GI tract. It can occur at the stomach level, small bowel and proximal colon or the sigmoid colon. Some activities such as laxative abuse may predispose to volvulus. Oftentimes volvulus occurs due to congenital non fixation of the intestine. Any frequent severe abdominal pain associated with bilious (green) vomiting needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get constipation?

Do a lot of people get constipation?

Constipation Child: Constipation in children can manifest as small hard stool, pain when trying to defecate &/or abdominal pain. It may take weeks-months to fully resolve the problem so does require patience . Increasing fibre (wholemeal breads/pasta, fruit, vegetable) and water in the diet are the most effective natural remedies. Over the counter laxatives are helpful & safe e.g. lactulose or paraffin. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get rectal abscess, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get rectal abscess, or is it unusual?

Somewhat: Rectal abscess is not uncommon. Can be associated with conditions such as crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis. Can be associated with a diabetic condition. Many however do not have a known cause. Antibiotics and sometimes surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get gastroenteritis?

Do a lot of people get gastroenteritis?

Yes: It is a common illness caused by a virus that has no specific cure. Fortunately, gastroenteritis is self-limited and resolves without specific treatment. Treatment is supportive and symptom directed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Only men: It is very common and can be treated with antibiotics. If you have continuing symptoms or concerns you may need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get vaginal pain?

Do a lot of people get vaginal pain?

Everyone around here: There have been about a dozen question about vaginal pain this afternoon. Seems excessive. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get prostatectomy?

Do a lot of people get prostatectomy?

Plenty ?too many: Hundreds of thousand of men are getting radical prostatectomies, either robotically, laparoscopically or by open surgery. Many of themcould be managed conservatively by observation, radiation therapy or hormone therapy. Thousands are still getting prostatectomies for bph, mostly cystoscopically & some by open, although many first treated with medication such as proscar, flomax, (tamsulosin) cardura, Hytrin etc. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get orchitis?

Do a lot of people get orchitis?

Testes infix: It is a common condition usually easily treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get urethritis?

Do a lot of people get urethritis?

Urethra infx: Can be associated with std....Looks like uti....Similar symptoms of uti. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

Yes: Chronic cholecystitis is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing right-upper or upper-midline pain(non-cramping, severe, radiating into back); it is often associated with nausea+/-vomiting. Acute cholecystitis will cause the same pain, however it may last for a day or more, and may be associated with fever. ~750, 000 operations/yr in us, so it is quite common. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Shigellosis: Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Shigella organisms are more resistant to stomach acid than other bacteria. Therefore, it takes relatively few organisms to cause disease. Shigellosis can result from contaminated food and water and person-to-person spread (shaking hands). ...Read more

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Do lots of people get rectal cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get rectal cancer, or is it unusual?

Yes: Colon rectal cancer is 2nd common cancer. So it is quite common in both men and women. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get renal trauma?

Do a lot of people get renal trauma?

Depends of Severity: The kidneys are generally well protected under the ribs and heavy flank muscles. However, major blows such as from motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights, large objects, fists, etc. May crush or compress the kidneys. Of course penetrating objects like knives, gunshots, or missiles, can directly damage any internal organ. Blood in the urine is often found after major kidney trauma. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get schistosomiasis?

Do a lot of people get schistosomiasis?

Schisto Epidemiology: Different strains of schistosomiasis are widespread in africa and multiple areas of latin america, far east, china, coastal river valleys in japan, numerous islands of the philippines, indochina, and in foci of the middle east. They enter human skin when contact is made during bathing, fishing, or other water-related activities in the above regions. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get abdominal pain?

Do a lot of people get abdominal pain?

Yes: Virtually everyone will have some form of abdominal pain at some point. Very common reason to see doctor. Specific details can help diagnose as the list of causes is very long. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pelvic pain?

Do a lot of people get pelvic pain?

Pelvic Pain Common: Continuing the differential list.... Urinary bladder interstitial cystitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, scarring, an old fall with sacral or coccyx injury, childbirth, stepping off a curb funny, jamming on the brake pedal at impact, hip pain, sacroiliac pain, sexually transmitted diseases, hormone imbalances, dryness, prolapsed organs, painful sex... Men: prostatitis... You get the idea. See a dr. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get rectal impaction? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get rectal impaction?  Is he right?

Should get seen: Constipation severe enough to cause impaction is not normal. It is worthwhile being evaluated. General advice for people with constipation: drink plenty of water, get aerobic exercise (eg walking at a brisk pace 20-30min/day), eat a high fiber diet and add fiber supplements if necessary. Avoid nuts, cheese, other foods that tend to constipate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rectal impaction?

What is the definition or description of: Rectal impaction?

Rectal impaction =: Chronic constipation causes hard/dry stool to accumulate in the rectum where it becomes stuck. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat rectal impaction?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat rectal impaction?

By prevention: Keeping yourself regular is the best method of preventing impaction. Plenty of fiber is the first line of therapy, and pioneers ate much more fiber than we do now. Make sure you drink plenty of water as well. As to treating it once it happened, either a manual disimpaction or an enema is the best method of clearing it. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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I think i have a fecal impaction. If i eat a lot of prunes/prune juice will that clear it all out? Without me having to go to the doctors.

I think i have a fecal impaction. If i eat a lot of prunes/prune juice will that clear it all out? Without me having to go to the doctors.

Constipation: Fecal impaction is commonly caused by lack of bulk forming stool (low fiber for example). There are several OTC medications available for treatment of constipation, but you should first try simpler methods such as high fiber food. Drink plenty of water as dry stool leads to impaction too. Change your diet to include more fruit and vegetables and exercise regularly which helps as well. ...Read more

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Fecal impaction question--how do they soften it?

Fecal impaction question--how do they soften it?

Sometimes: Glycerine suppositories can help or a fleet mineral oil enema or sop suds enema mad with a teaspoon of liquid ivory soap. But if all else fails, manual disimpaction is necessary...Not fun for the patient or the physician. Best thing is to not get impacted by following a proper fiber diet and drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

Not sure: Many of our medicines are derived from plants in our environment. If traditional chinese medicine means using some herbs with mild laxative effect (we still have these in our natural food stores!), more water intake, and perhaps a gentle enema, that seems reasonable. However, i can't see how acupuncture would aid. If this doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor: there may be a more serious cause. ...Read more

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What are you do to relieve severe fecal impaction?

Glycerine suppositor: Ies, or fleet mineral oil enemas can help. Rarely must be manually disempacted by a doctor or nurse. Do not try to do yourself as you may cause serious injury. ...Read more

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What complications can result from fecal impaction?

What  complications can result from fecal impaction?

Pain & misery!: Aside from the significant discomfort from not going, hard stools can irritate the lining causing bleeding, ulcers and in extreme cases, even perforation. Avoidance is mandatory to prevent these sorts of complications, so discuss prevention with your doctor. ...Read more

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What complications that can result from fecal impaction?

What complications that can result from fecal impaction?

Soiling: In extreme cases usually though only in elderly or debilitated people it can lead to rectal ulcers or even colonic perforations. More commonly it can cause fecal overflow incontinence or if chronic and resulting in long term straining in an attempt to defecate it can lead to laxity of the pelvic floor and incontinence hope this helps. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is fecal impaction?

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is fecal impaction?

Severe Constipation: Fecal impaction typically indicates that stool has collected in your rectum and formed a large bolus or ball of stool. This typically requires "disimpaction" which is digital (with a finger) removal of this stool. This can in fact require sedation. Ironically severe impaction can cause fecal incontinence or soilage from liquid stool leaking around the large bolus of stool. ...Read more

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Can lizness be taken to help fecal impaction? If it can't be taken during fecal impaction, why is that? Please help

Can lizness be taken to help fecal impaction?
If it can't be taken during fecal impaction, why is that?
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Constipation: Fecal impaction should be treated by enemas or digital disimpaction. By taking Linzess it promotes water in the colon but if there is a hart stool impacted it may not push it out without either softening it or removing it digitally. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for fecal impaction if I don't eat or drink much?

Am I at risk for fecal impaction if I don't eat or drink much?

Yes, of course.: Stool becomes hard and dry if there is not enough water and fiber in your diet; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal canal. Chronic use of opiate pain meds can contribute too. In extreme cases hard stool can wear through the intestinal wall. People have become dependent on laxatives rather than eating right. ...Read more

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Can you have diarrhea with fecal impaction?

Can you have diarrhea with fecal impaction?

Fecal Impaction : Yes. Absolutely and it represents significant danger. The stool that is impacted can be so damaging that the body resorts to diarrhea to get other stool out. You need to see a GI doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Fecal impaction after appendectomy, what to do?

Fecal impaction after appendectomy, what to do?

Work It Out ...: Fecal impactions after surgery or any abdominal disease is a common problem. The problem escalates with age. Gentle tap water enemas with generous anal lubrication will usually work. Cathartics, drugs to cause a movement, are usually unhelpful with an impaction but there is no harm in adding them to the mix. Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or preparations like that are fine. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best way to fix a fecal impaction and fissures?

How do I find what's the best way to fix a fecal impaction and fissures?

Sometimes: Glycerine suppositories can help or a fleet mineral oil enema or sop suds enema mad with a teaspoon of liquid ivory soap. But if all else fails, manual disimpaction is necessary...Not fun for the patient or the physician. Best thing is to not get impacted by following a proper fiber diet and drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

Rectal Impaction (Definition)

Chronic constipation causes hard/dry stool to accumulate in the rectum ...Read more