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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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Can fecal impaction be harmful to your health in any way. If you suspect having it, what should your approach be and what treatment is possible.

Can fecal impaction be harmful to your health in any way. If you suspect having it, what should your approach be and what treatment is possible.

Mostly discomfort: Fecal impaction suggests a large hard stool that will not pass without help. It can be cause rectal pain and severe bloating. Multiple enemas may be needed to soften the stool to allow passage. Prevention is better than treatment: eat enough fiber daily and drink enough water to keep stool soft and passing easily. ...Read more

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What is a good gentle cure for fecal impaction?

What is a good gentle cure for fecal impaction?

Digital stimulation: Just placing a finger in rectum (digital stim.) may cause evacuation of impacted stool. Another 'gentle' treatment is placing a glycerin supposity in the rectum (which essentially does the same thing). Finally an enema may help. ...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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Severe fecal impaction for about 3 months? what should i do?can i take miralax daily?

Get evaluated: Fecal impaction is a condition that requires investigation and treatment. You should see a gastroenterologist for an evaluation, and if no obvious cause is discovered to explain it, then empiric treatment with daily Miralax is certainly one possible long-term treatment. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for fecal impaction, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for fecal impaction, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Fecal impaction: Based on years of experience, i believe the single best treatment of fecal impaction is an otc product called MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350). It is a white powder. You fill the cap of the bottle with the powder and put it in a glass of water or juice. Start with1 capful a day; if not results after 2 days, increase dose to 2 capfuls daily; if no response in 2 days, increase to 3 capfuls/day etc. ...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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Can you have a fecal impaction and still have a normal bowel movement once a day (while taking miralax)?

Can you have a fecal impaction and still have a normal bowel movement once a day (while taking miralax)?

No, by definition: If you have a fecal impaction, that means you are not having any bowel movements, because the impaction is in the way. After treatment, the bowel movements should return, and you no longer have an 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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