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 older puppies who are chewing and eating food, checking for ingestion of foreign material that might lead to fecal impaction is important.
(1) Its manifestations range from being relatively benign (nausea, vomiting, constipation) to potentially severe (fecal impaction) or even life-threatening (bowel obstruction, ileus, toxic megacolon).
The known side effects of sevelamer include metabolic acidosis, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, fecal impaction, and skin rash.
Tracey, "Fecal impaction: not always a benign condition," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
There has been a case of fecal impaction with ingestion of enteric coated pills [1].
Despite that fact, the differential diagnosis with fecal impaction, tumors, and postoperative abscesses can be a challenging situation [6].
CT findings in patients with SC included fecal impaction (Fig.
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.
A fecal impaction was removed manually and a soap suds enema administered.