Fecal impaction

Fecal impaction is a blockage due to feces (stool) becoming hardened and impacted within the rectum. It may be caused by chronic constipation, and the blockage itself then causes constipation. Anal leakage and watery fecal incontinence may occur due to leakage around the fecal mass. Numerous causes of constipation may ...

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Introduction: Fecal impaction

Fecal impaction happens when hard stool packs your intestine and rectum so tightly that the normal pushing action of your colon is not enough to push the stool out. Fecal impaction occurs most often in children and older adults. You ...1

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Causes of Fecal impaction

Fecal impaction happens when hard stool packs your intestine and rectum so tightly that the normal pushing action of your colon is not enough to push the stool out. ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)2 ...

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Causes List for Fecal impaction

Some possible causes of Fecal impaction or similar disorders may include:3

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Treatments: Fecal impaction

Talk with the child’s doctor for how to treat fecal impaction in a child under 2 years old. For a child who is 2 years old or older, you can soften his or her fecal impaction with mineral oil ...4

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References

  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ digestive-diseases/ constipation/ Pages/ all-content.aspx
  2. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ constipation/ all-content
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ constipation-children/ all-content

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