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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
fecal impaction

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Description

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.

Synonyms
  • intestinal impaction
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