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Can impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools? What are your expert opinions?

Can impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools? What are your expert opinions?

No: Darker but not black. Black stool can be from blood entering and mixing in the stool high up in the GI tract notably stomach and duodenum. Black can also be from iron pills and high iron intake in consuming a lot of high iron meals like spinach and green leafys. East to rule out blood with a simple smear at the doctors office. that's my advice. ...Read more

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Does the gastroentrology doctor remove bowel impaction?

Does the gastroentrology doctor remove bowel impaction?

Sometimes: Gastroenterologists can endoscopically remove food impactions of the esophagus using an endoscope. Stool impactions in the colon can be removed by any type of doctor, usually manually (using a finger/hand) in combination with laxatives or enemas. Rarely a gastroenterologist can assist with a colonoscope, but it is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more

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11 y.o w/ fecal impaction, verified via x-ray, and repeated vomiting for 7 wks. Tried oral laxatives, otc enemas, and enema in ER. Any other options?

11 y.o w/ fecal impaction, verified via x-ray, and repeated vomiting for 7 wks. Tried oral laxatives, otc enemas, and enema in ER. Any other options?

Gastroenterologist: This serious problem is best handled by a gastroenterologist for diagnosis, treatment and a maintenance dietary and bowel management program providing there is not a structural or mechanical abnormality causing severe constipation and bowel impaction. Perhaps adding a daily medication like senokotS in addition to proper daily water and fiber foods and supplements like psyllium would help. ...Read more

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What a fecal impaction?

What a fecal impaction?

Fecal impaction is a: result of severe constipation,when a large mass of stool lodges in the outermost part of the large intestine,the rectum.It can be painful;some people then have liquid stool leaking around it,giving the appearance of diarrhea, but it is not.The cause of the constipation needs to be treated and the mass of stool needs to be removed, so enemas and stool softeners and laxative may be used. ...Read more

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Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic cause formed yellow fluffy looking stool during treatment?

Can antibiotic cause formed yellow fluffy looking stool during treatment?

Antibiotics: Because antibiotics kill bacteria (good and bad), the normal bacteria in your gut may be altered resulting in a change in your stool. If these symptoms, persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Wisdom tooth : Follow the post op instructions given by the extracting dentist. No smoking. Soft diet. Take the pain medications as directed. No strenuous activities for the first few days. Talk to your surgeon about any concerns you have. ...Read more

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Could normal extraction for impacted tooth be done?

Could normal extraction for impacted tooth be done?

Surgery normal: The removal of an impacted tooth is not a simple one. Normally, the impacted tooth will need to be surgically exposed since it is covered by skin and/or bone. The surgeon can then remove the tooth, sometimes in sections. Most are done under sedation but not always necessary. It can be easier on patient. ...Read more

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What can cause wisdom tooth surgical or impacted?

What can cause wisdom tooth surgical or impacted?

Position: Position of tooth and available room for eruption. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool

Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool

Depends: I would need to know more about your hx, and what exactly was done during the rectal exam. If you had invasive type of procedure--lower GI series where a barium enema is introduced into anus--or a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy--then cramping or bloating are to be expected for 4-24 hrs. If you are having further difficulties, consult with dr who ordered, or performed tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment options of internal and external hemerroids. Difficulty passing stool, even if stool is soft. Stool pushes like a bubble up into virgina.

Treatment options of internal and external hemerroids. Difficulty passing stool, even if stool is soft. Stool pushes like a bubble up into virgina.

Rectocele: It sounds like you have a rectocele that is interfering with your bowel movements. This is easily diagnosed by an ob/gyn or a colorectal surgeon an there are surgical options to fix this. If try to find a doctor in your area and get checked out. ...Read more

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Months of dental work. Pain meds+antibiotics. Constipation. Doctor physical+ no blood in stool. Merilax 3 weeks. Passing gas and stool difficult @nite

Not sure of question: Narcotic pain meds can constipate you, and long use of antibiotics may have disrupted your intestinal flora. Work with your physician to get everything into balance and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

NO indication: at any age . Removal of colon has specific indications for not your problem . You are only 21 , see your family doctor and follow the advise . Good Luck ...Read more

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Could lingual braces be used to cure tooth impaction?

Could lingual braces be used to cure tooth impaction?

Maybe: It depends on the level of impaction and which particular tooth. Lingual braces add a layer of complexity to treatment that will take usually longer in time and cost. ...Read more

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