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.
as a cause of acute lower limb ischemia.
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.