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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 19, 2007
  • 08:45 PM

any self help remedy for fecal impaction

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  • you need proper help quick.every day just adds to the problem.there is nothing you can do for yourself which wouldnt be more dangerous and distressing than hospital help.dont worry they will sedate you.you are not the first!act quick.you cant treat yourself;you dont know where the problem is,or how big it is.dont try laxatives,do you hear?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 09:36 PM
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  • Been there too. I always try a mineral oil and a soapsuds enema first. If it doesn't produce results I report to the ER to confirm diagnosis and get treatment. An x-ray and a digital rectal exam followed by a mineral oil enema, digital disimpaction and several soapsuds or milk and molasses enemas until clear. I would not recommend any self treatment beyond those that I mentioned that to prevent damaging your rectum. Leave the disimpaction to the nurses. Good luck!
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