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Does fecal impaction lead to a sore pelvis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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How do you define "constipation?" A medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days).
I know of no patient who died due to bowel infrequency. On the other hand, an obstructed colon that ruptures, leaks, infarcts can be life threatening if the obstruction is not relieved.

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How do you define "constipation?" A medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days).
I know of no patient who died due to bowel infrequency. On the other hand, an obstructed colon that ruptures, leaks, infarcts can be life threatening if the obstruction is not relieved.
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