Information displayed below is a subset of the entire knowledge base and may be incorrect, or incomplete intensionally or inadvertently. If you detect a serious error or want access to the complete knowledge base, please contact us.
Intestinal impaction is a condition in which a mass of hard, dry material blocks the intestine and prevents the normal passage of food and waste. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including constipation, ingestion of a foreign object, or a tumor. Symptoms of intestinal impaction include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloating. Treatment typically involves the use of laxatives, enemas, and manual removal of the impacted material. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: