Fecal Impaction – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care Incomplete evacuation of feces, leading to formation of a large, firm, immovable mass of stool in the rectum (70%), sigmoid flexure (20%), or proximal colon (10%) Read more: http://health.tipsdiscover.com/fecal-impaction-causes-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-and-ongoing-care/#ixzz2aAwE9iII
Gastrointestinal Complications (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]-Fecal Impaction
Constipation is a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to empty the bowels and it is often linked with hardened feces. Severe constipation also includes obstipation, along with fecal impaction, which can lead to bowel obstruction. Constipation can be caused by a low fiber diet, lack of water intake, and lack of exercise, according …
Constipation sucks. Not only can walking around all day with fecal matter stuck up inside you put a scowl on your face from gas, bloating and that constant time-sucking nag to find a bathroom and “try to go” again, but long term constipation can create more serious complications such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, rectal prolapse, and fecal impaction. Google any of those if you are curious. Not fun.