Abdominal pain and bloating
Incomplete evacuation, use of digital maneuvers
Fecal incontinence, paradoxical (overflow) diarrhea
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia
Treatment centers on removal of the impaction and prevention of recurrence.
Manual disimpaction and extraction of fecal mass is often required.
For stool located higher in the ...
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Rey E, Barcelo M, Jiménez Cebrián MJ, et al. A nation-wide study of prevalence and r...
K56.41 Fecal impaction
K59.00 Constipation, unspecified
R15.9 Full incontinence of feces
560.32 Fecal impaction
564.00 Constipation, unspecified
787.60 Full incontinence of feces
Constipation and fecal impaction are common in elderly and hospitalized patients.
Opioids are a common cause of constipation and resultant impaction. Use a bowel hygiene regimen for pat...
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