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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Fecal Retention (Overview)

Fecal retention = Stool is retained in the rectum. This can be due to medical or psychological causes.


Dr. Charlene Sojico
763 doctors shared insights

Fecal Retention (Overview)

Fecal retention = Stool is retained in the rectum. This can be due to medical or psychological causes.


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Is there help fecal retention syndrome?

Is there help fecal retention syndrome?

Outlet constipation?: Many people have poor coordination in the pelvic floor muscles that perform dual function: tighten up to hold things in during cough, sneeze, laugh or lifting; completely relax to allow easy passage of stool. If the relaxation is incomplete or the muscles tighten up when you push then passing stool will be difficult. Pelvic exercises guided with biofeedback can often improve relaxation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fecal retention?

What is the definition or description of: Fecal retention?

Fecal retention: Fecal retention = Stool is retained in the rectum. This can be due to medical or psychological causes. ...Read more

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What is stool retention?

What is stool retention?

Common problem: Stool retention is a common problem of childhood that may become evident as soon as a child develops some control of the emptying process. A stool mass presents to the emptying chamber releasing a message to the brain that may allow release of the material or retain it. ...Read more

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I have sharp abdominal pains, chills but no fever, back pain, loose stool and urine retention. Started 2 days ago. Stomach pain is the worst :/?

I have sharp abdominal pains, chills but no fever, back pain, loose stool and urine retention. Started 2 days ago. Stomach pain is the worst :/?

See a doctor: Even if it were permitted by the web site this cannot possibly be diagnosed by the description of symptoms you have provided. Go and see your pcp and if necessary they will refer you on to more specialized care. ...Read more

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What causes fluid retention?

What causes fluid retention?

Depends: There are a lot of reasons to retain fluid but one of the most common is due to eat too much salt. It's important to limit your salt intake to 1500mg a day or less. ...Read more

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What's urinary retention?

What's urinary retention?

Inability to urinate: Or inability to fully empty bladder. Urine is retained. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention?

What causes urinary retention?

Many causes: Recent surgery/anesthesia bladder outlet obstruction medications neurologic disorders (multiple sclerosus, for example) diabetes infection. ...Read more

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How can I treat urine retention?

How can I treat urine retention?

Depends: The treatment will depend on the cause. You need to see your doctor for evaluation - treatments could be antibiotics, bladder stimulants, intermittent catheterization, surgery, or other means - depending on the cause for your retention. ...Read more

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How can I manage water retention?

How can I manage water retention?

Improving muscle ton: Most women who are pregnant develop some water retention. This is due to the hormone Progesterone as well as changes in the circulatory system that occur with pregnancy. Elevating your feet, warm baths, swimming, support stockings, leg exercises will all help temporarily relieve the symptoms of water retention. ...Read more

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What drugs cause urine retention?

What drugs cause urine retention?

Drugs and bladder: Drugs used for colds or diets sometimes act to tighten the urinary channel and block the flow of urine; Ephedrine (kondon's nasal, pretz-d), Pseudoephedrine (actifed, afrin, drixoral, sudafed, triaminic), and phenylpropanolamine (acutrim, dexatrim, phenoxine, prolamine). Sometimes narcotics can slow the muscle in the bladder and cause difficulty emptying. ...Read more

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How is urinary retention treated?

How is urinary retention treated?

Catheterization as: An emergency. Then cause must be treated. Antibiotics if due to infection. Medication or surgery if due to prostatic obstruction. Urethrotomy or urethroplasty if due to urethral stricture. Enema or stool disimpaction if due to constipation. Intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Bladder suspension for prolapse. Valve resection for posterior or anterior urethral valves. ...Read more

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How can I relieve water retention?

How can I relieve water retention?

Relief of edema: To best way to relieve your retention of water is for you to find out its cause. It could be due to several factors, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and varicose veins, among others. The best thing to do is to see a physician who can examine you and lead you on the road to a diagnosis which will give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will water reduce water retention?

Water retention: If you are retaining water, water ingestion will not help to reduce it. Go to physician and find out whether or not you are retaining water and, more important, the cause of your water retention and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause urinary retention?

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Urinary retention: Antidepressants with strong anticholinergic actions such as trazodone & elavil, (amitriptyline) in large doses or in susceptible individuals. This is in psychiatry. ...Read more