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Impacted Bowels In Elderly
Elderly mom emptyed her bowels and she had blood all over the toilet seat when she wiped. Hemorrhoids?
Disinhibition: There are various reasons: just as one can be paralyzed and unable to move the muscles of the arm or leg, they may be unable to maintain sphincter control due to muscular weakness. Or they may not be able to feel that they need to evacuate. Or there may be higher cortical disinhibition in which they do socially unacceptable things they would never do if they had their full mental capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would my elderly father say when he wipes after a tried bowel movement he feels something like a stitch or thread? And will not come out any idea
Hard to say: Would be easy for a physician to examine to see if there is a problem or not. Have him visit a doctor. ...Read more
My elderly mother has small bowel cancer and spread to liver and she is yellow and hardly eatling?
Is it safe and non-habit forming to use Metamucil daily? I just had an impacted bowel and don't want it again. Thank you!
X rayshowed impacted bowel. Have had off and on rectal bleeding then sudden diarrhea what could cause this?
Constipation: Colon impaction from chronic constipation can cause all types of abdominal bloating & discomfort. Straining to have hard bm will cause pain & rectal bleeding. Diarrhea can be an attempt at the body trying to eliminate the excess bowel waste. Drink more liquids, eat more fiber, try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative. See a doctor for an exam & discussion of treatment options. ...Read more
Cause of pain in the upper abdominal area...Around where the diaphragm is located. Dad is 73. Has recently had a impacted bowel but they found no caus?
Not enough info: I would recommend he see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to help evaluate this further. Upper abdominal pain can be due to many different things, including gastritis/ulcers, gallbladder disease, constipation, irritable bowel, etc etc. Feel free to reach out to me if I can help your dad in our Sandy office. ...Read more
Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?
Possible: You could check yourself with a glove to find out. Try NaturalCalmcan get on internet it's a magnesium product you can titrate till you pass the lumps. Be sure they come out because diarrhea will pass an obstruction. Then when clean you cN back odd untilyou have banana shaped stool without straining ...Read more
Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect?
Depends on cause: It is nott clear what is causing the blockage at the ileocecal valve - tumor, inflammation with or without scarring, infection, intussusception, twist (volvulus). In any case, the surgical approaches include open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic). More than likely, part of your ileum (distal small bowel) and part of the right colon, will be removed and the ends reconnected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed as impacted bowel at the em room 3 days ago. I stopped solids, liquids, colace, (docusate sodium) @ went some still have cramps @ full feel, what can I do?
Laxatives may help: If you mean you had a stool impaction, this is usually from severe constipation. This can be due to such things as narcotics or a motility problem. In some situations reducing narcotics with some laxatives may help. If it is related to chronic laxatives, you should see a specialist to help your bowel function. ...Read more
My abdominal area hurts badly. I have produced a bowel movement today. I thought I was impacted so I gave myself an enema, which produced nothing. Why?
I'm in hospital. X-ray said impacted bowel. Left side swelling. Waiting in mri. They say structure. Will see a surgeon. What operations can they do?
? stricture: From your history you seem to have some type of inflammatory bowel disease. The stricture may be a result of this disease process. Often the surgery is a segmental resection. However, if you have crohn's disease, this may cause the disease to become involved in the area of bowel adjacent to the resected tissue. ...Read more