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impaction

[im′pak·shən]
(medicine)
The state of being lodged and retained in a body part.
Confinement of a tooth in the jaw so that its eruption is prevented.
A condition in which one fragment of bone is firmly driven into another fragment so that neither can move against the other.
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When the constipation is severe or the cycle is chronic, fecal impaction may result from the collection of hard dry stool on the colon rectum.
Key Words: fecal impaction, fecal incontinence, systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
Serious cases of gastrointestinal obstruction, ileus, and fecal impaction have been associated with lanthanum use, some requiring surgery or hospitalization.
The woman was admitted to the hospital with the following diagnoses: urinary tract infection with sepsis, dehydration, renal insufficiency, and high fecal impaction.
In men, look at prostate consistency and symmetry, and be sure not to miss a fecal impaction in either gender, she advised.
BOB Monkhouse discussing his illness: "I was originally diagnosed as having fecal impaction.
Smith has written two articles: Smith and others, "A behavioral approach to retraining bowel function after long-standing constipation and fecal impaction in people with learning disabilities," Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 36 (1994):41-49; and Smith, "A behavioral approach to the treatment of non-retentive encopresis in adults with learning disabilities," Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 40 (April 1996): 130-139.
Cases of fecal impaction and, less commonly, ileus, bowel obstruction, and bowel perforation have been reported.
Concurrent diseases, medication contributing to incontinence, abdominal masses, fecal impaction and bladder infection need to be identified.
sedatives, hypnotics, diuretics, and anticholinergic agents), excessive urine production, restricted mobility, and fecal impaction.
In the months after approval, cases of severe constipation associated with Lotronex were reported; some resulted in serious complications ranging from fecal impaction to perforation and gangrenous colitis, and some required hospitalization and surgery.