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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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.
In placebo-controlled studies, for the 10-mg dose, three intestinal serious adverse events were reported (one fecal impaction, one colonic obstruction, and one intestinal obstruction).
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.
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
One study from Israel found that seed bezoars found in the rectum were the most common cause of fecal impaction requiring hospitalization (2).
The origins of disruptive behavior might be as diverse (and nonpsychiatric) as fecal impaction and tension in a group home, Dr.
Clues as to the likely mechanisms come from the history, along with an evaluation that may involve an oral inspection, an abdominal exam, a rectal exam to rule out fecal impaction, laboratory tests, and in some cases brain or abdominal imaging.
Constipation can lead to fecal impaction and volvulus and may also indirectly contribute to an increased risk of pulmonary aspiration.
She also suffered a recurrence of a fecal impaction and continued to endure the infected ulcers on her legs.
Q: Since nurses do not diagnose diseases and conditions, fecal impaction cannot be diagnosed by a nurse in H2d, right?