large mass of dry, hard stool that can develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation
accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move
A compaction of feces in one location such that the movement of foodstuff and waste is restricted or severely limited. Usually requires a stool softener or manual disimpaction to alleviate the problem. A diet high in fiber along with sufficient water intake (8-10 glasses of water per day) will usually prevent fecal impaction.
A mass of stool (feces) that remains packed in the rectum rather than being passed normally. Impaction can contribute to incontinence by irritating the urethra causing urge UI or by blocking the urethra preventing the bladder from emptying completely causing overflow incontinence.
a mass of hard, dry stool that cannot be eliminated by a normal bowel movement.
Obstruction or overloading of the bowels with feces (intestinal contents.)
when hardened stool packs the intestine and rectum tightly, making evacuation impossible.
Fecal impaction occurs when a large mass of hardened stool collects in the colon or anal canal and cannot be passed from the body.
Old feces that cling to the intestinal walls. It is said that fecal impaction may lead to a variety of diseases.
a large, hardened mass of stool that cannot be expelled.
A fecal impaction is a solid, immobile bulk of stool that can develop in the rectum as a result of chronic constipation.