Fecal impaction.

  title={Fecal impaction.},
  author={Zilla H Hussain and Diana A Whitehead and Brian E Lacy},
  journal={Current gastroenterology reports},
  volume={16 9},
Fecal impaction (FI) is a common and potentially serious medical condition that occurs in all age groups. Children, incapacitated patients, and the institutionalized elderly are considered the highest at-risk populations. FI usually occurs in the setting of chronic or severe constipation, anatomic anorectal abnormalities, and neurogenic or functional gastrointestinal disorders. Generally, FI is a preventable disorder, and early recognition is important, as it is associated with increased… CONTINUE READING
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