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 ...
Obokhare I. Fecal impaction: a cause for concern? Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2012;25(1):53–58. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Rey E, Barcelo M, Jiménez Cebrián MJ, et al. A nation...
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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<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>