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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Fecal Retention (Overview)

Fecal retention is a clinical finding in which a child resists bowel movements resulting in infrequent defecation, which then becomes larger and more painful.


Dr. Charlene Sojico
763 doctors shared insights

Fecal Retention (Overview)

Fecal retention is a clinical finding in which a child resists bowel movements resulting in infrequent defecation, which then becomes larger and more painful.


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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 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