fecal impaction

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Noun1.fecal impaction - accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot movefecal impaction - accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move
constipation, irregularity - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
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The location and length of the colon segment affected by fecal impaction and cross-sectional luminal diameter and thickness of the affected colon segment wall were determined on CT images.
In our opinion, avoiding fecal impaction is crucial for preventing colonic bacterial overgrowth and minimizes the chance that bacteria will translocate and cause invasive infection.
The most frequent complaint of bowel dysfunction in both groups is constipation, but fecal impaction and incontinence are also common.
Fecal Impaction in a Python (Boa constrictor) - Case Report
A fecal impaction was removed manually and a soap suds enema administered.
Rectal fecal impaction treatment in childhood constipation: Enemas versus high doses oral PEG.
Constipation and fecal impaction may impair bladder emptying and lead to urinary retention and overflow incontinence since the bladder is limited in the space to expand.
And fecal impaction, the step beyond constipation where the stool is just stuck and may need to be manually removed, is an even less pleasant topic.
The primary aetiological factor linked to stercoral perforation is chronic constipation with greater than 61% of patients having a positive history and 100% of patients showing evidence of fecal impaction on abdominal films.
Sally and I had to dig out this fecal impaction on this old lady, and I swear this woman hadn't had a bowel movement in a month