Fecal impaction (also known as impacted stools) is where a large mass of hardened and dried stool accumulates in the colon.
The large mass of stool can become so hard, that it can't come out of the body. Stool, further up from the hardened mass of stool, will move around the mass and come out as watery stool or diarrhea.
This condition can occur when a person has chronic constipation.
How do you know if you have fecal impaction or impacted stools? You may have impacted stools if you have the following symptoms:
If you suspect that you have this problem or have a concern about it, you may want to see a doctor.
When you go to the doctor, the doctor will examine your rectum and your stomach.
If the condition is serious enough and nothing else works, your doctor may insert his or her fingers in your rectum to break up the stool. The doctor would break up the stool a little at a time so as not to damage your colon.
You can also try the methods below. However, it may be wise to let your doctor know what you are planning to do... I just want to caution against self-diagnosis.
Onward and forward - here are other things you can do...
The odds of treatment are usually good. An impacted colon can usually be treated easily.
As long as you take care of yourself, and don’t let the condition
linger, the impacted colon will not require surgery. Surgery is only
done in very serious cases as an emergency treatment.
DISCLAIMER: This website was created to share the benefits of alternative health, and is for educational purposes. What is written is not a substitute for medical care. It is not designed to treat, cure, or diagnose any medical condition. Please consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition.
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