Abdominal pain and bloating
Incomplete evacuation, use of digital maneuvers
Fecal incontinence, paradoxical (overflow) diarrhea
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia
Treatment seeks to remove of the impaction and prevent recurrence.
Lactulose reduces fecal impaction (5)[A].
Manual disimpaction and extraction of fecal mass is often required...
Identify and eliminate potential causes of constipation.
Aim to maintain ≥3 bowel movements/week.
Obokhare I. Fecal impaction: a cause for concern?
Clin Colon Rectal Surg.
2012; 25(1): 53– 58.
K56.41 Fecal impaction
K59.00 Constipation, unspecified
R15.9 Full incontinence of feces
44635007 Fecal impaction (disorder)
14760008 Constipation (disorder)
302690004 Encopresis (disorder...
Constipation and fecal impaction are common in older adults and hospitalized patients.
Opioids are a common cause of constipation and resultant impaction. Use a bowel hygiene regimen fo...
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<bold>Fig GI 36-13 Fecal impaction.</bold>
FIGURE 12-8. Intestinal obstruction. (A) Intussusception. (B) Volvulus, showing counterclockwise twist.
<bold><italic>Figure 15-3</bold> Causes of mechanical bowel obstruction.</bold>