Why does my poop get stuck: What Is Fecal Impaction? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
What Is Fecal Impaction? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
In some cases, a fecal impaction will have to be cleared by a healthcare professional. They will use a gloved finger to sweep all the stool that can be reached out of the rectum. This is known as manual disimpaction.
Another technique, known as distal washout, involves softening the stool with an enema or rectal suppository so it can be eliminated. Or your doctor might prescribe an oral solution of polyethylene glycol or an oral laxative made of magnesium citrate.
You might receive one of these three treatments or some combination of them. In rare cases, your doctor may use a sigmoidoscope to wash out the bowel with water and clear the impaction. (2,7)
The following medications may be used to treat fecal impaction:
- Oral laxatives
Alternative and Complementary Therapies
A study published in 2015 in Evidenced-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that acupuncture and some herbal treatments, including the fiber supplement psyillium, can help ease chronic constipation, which, when left untreated, can lead to fecal impaction. (8)
Related: Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture?
Prevention of Fecal Impaction
After a fecal impaction has been treated and the rectum has been cleared of stool, it’s important to carefully follow a bowel retraining program to prevent another episode.
You’ll probably be instructed to:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat sufficient amounts of fiber. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), adults should get 25 to 31 grams of fiber a day. (9) The exact amount depends on your sex and age.
- Use the bathroom regularly; when you feel the urge to defecate, don’t delay.
- Get regular exercise.
- Try bowel training, which involves conditioning yourself to pass stool at around the same time each day to avoid developing severe constipation again.
- Try Kegel exercises, which may help strengthen pelvic and rectal muscles.
Occasionally using over-the-counter stool softeners or fiber supplements can help as well. But be aware that using laxatives too often can compound the problem, making it more difficult to pass stool.
What is it and how is it treated? Impacted Bowel Symptoms.
If you often have trouble making bowel movements and have to take laxatives (drugs that help you go) on a regular basis, you could one day have a serious bowel problem called fecal impaction.
A fecal impaction is a large, hard mass of stool that gets stuck so badly in your colon or rectum that you can’t push it out. This problem can be very severe. It can cause grave illness or even death if it’s not treated. It’s more common among older adults who have bowel problems.
Fecal impaction becomes more likely to happen when you’re elderly. There are a few common reasons why you could have this problem:
Constipation. Fecal impaction can sometimes develop if you’re constipated — meaning you have the urge to make a bowel movement but can’t follow through — and don’t receive any treatment.
Laxatives. If you take laxatives too often, you could keep your body from “knowing” when it’s time to have a bowel movement. Your body will be less likely to respond to the urge to go, and stool may build up in your colon or rectum.
Other medicines. Some opioid drugs that treat pain can slow down your digestion, making stool more likely to build up in your colon.
Activity level. If you’re not active, you’re more likely to be constipated and have a fecal impaction than people who move around during the day.
Bathroom habits. If you often hold in your bowel movements because you don’t have access to a toilet when you need one, or you don’t want to go when you’re in a strange place, it could lead to a fecal impaction over time.
Often, if you have a fecal impaction, chances are you’ve been constipated for a while. And then suddenly, you might have other symptoms, including:
If you’ve been constipated and have any of these problems, contact your doctor right away. They should let you know whether you’re having an emergency and should call 911 for help. Many people with fecal impaction are very old or have other grave illnesses, so this problem may be life-threatening.
Call 911 immediately if you have trouble breathing, a fast or irregular heartbeat, or are dizzy or confused.
There are several ways that your doctor can find out if you have a fecal impaction.
Medical history. Your doctor will ask how often you go to the bathroom, when you last went, and whether it was hard. They’ll need to know if you’re often constipated and how often you use laxatives. Other questions you can expect: How much water and other liquids do you drink, how much fiber do you eat, and what medications do you take?
Physical exam. Your doctor should check your overall health and perform a digital rectal exam. To do this, your doctor will put on gloves, add lubricant (a slippery gel) to one finger, then insert their finger into your rectum to feel for a fecal impaction or other problems.
X-ray. Your doctor may be able to spot a fecal impaction by taking X-ray images of your chest and belly.
Sigmoidoscopy. During this test, your doctor uses a sigmoidoscope (a thin, tubelike instrument with a light and a lens) to look for problems inside your lower colon in the area closest to your rectum. They will inspect the colon for a fecal impaction or something else that’s causing your symptoms.
When you have a fecal impaction, you’ll need to have the hard mass of stool removed from your colon or rectum to get better. It won’t go away on its own, and it can lead to death if it’s allowed to worsen.
The most common treatment for a fecal impaction is an enema, which is special fluid that your doctor inserts into your rectum to soften your stool. An enema often makes you have bowel movements, so it’s possible that you’ll be able to push out the mass of stool on your own once it’s been softened by the enema.
Sometimes, if an enema alone doesn’t do the trick, the stool must be broken up and removed by hand.
Once the hard mass of stool is removed, your bowel habits should return to normal as long as you manage your future chances for constipation.
There are things you can do to help reduce your chances of fecal impaction:
- Take any stool softeners (medicine that makes it easier to pass) that your doctor prescribes.
- Stay active, even if you just go for a daily walk.
- Drink plenty of water and eat high-fiber foods to keep your bowels regular.
- Ask your doctor whether medicines you’re taking could cause problems.
How to Reduce Symptoms of Incomplete Defecation
The feeling of incomplete evacuation—in other words, feeling like your bowel movement is incomplete—can be quite uncomfortable. In addition to the physical discomfort, incomplete bowel movements can cause you to feel quite worried about what is going wrong or when you will need to be back in the bathroom, especially if you notice a stark change from your normal bowel movements.
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Incomplete evacuation is a hallmark symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but you don’t need to have IBS to experience this unpleasant symptom. Considering how common IBS is, it is remarkable how little attention the symptom of incomplete evacuation gets from researchers. As a result, not much is known about how you can resolve it.
Until research uncovers more about it, you’ll need to explore medications, therapies, and self-care strategies that may help you manage and reduce your symptoms.
What Is Incomplete Evacuation?
Incomplete evacuation is a subjective sensation that a bowel movement has not been as complete as it should be. When you’re constipated, the passage of small, hard stools may not leave you with the sense that you got everything out.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, people with chronic diarrhea may feel continued urges to defecate even after repeated bowel movements.
In addition to physical discomfort, IBS can cause psychological distress or anxiety. Some people may also isolate themselves to avoid having an IBS flare in public.
Why It Happens
Again, there is not much known about the reasons behind the phenomenon of incomplete evacuation. Two physiological processes that have been identified as major underpinnings of IBS symptoms may be playing a role here.
- Visceral hypersensitivity refers to a heightened pain sensitivity within internal organs—in this case, the large intestine, the rectum, and the anus.
- Motility dysfunction occurs when the muscles of the digestive tract aren’t operating in a smooth manner and interfere with your ability to pass a comfortable, well-formed stool and feel as if you have had a complete bowel movement.
How Normal Bowel Movements Happen
In order to address the problem of incomplete evacuation, it’s essential to know what a “complete evacuation” is supposed to be.
- Stool matter makes its way along the entire length of the large intestine.
- Throughout this process, water is being absorbed from the stool, so that it becomes firmer as it makes its way through the bowel.
- Typically, stool moves into the sigmoid colon and rectum once or twice a day (although this varies significantly from person to person).
- There, it’s formed into a sausage-like shape so it can be passed comfortably out through the anus.
Incomplete Evacuation With Constipation
If you have constipation, the sensation of incomplete evacuation is directly related to physiology. Due to the difficulty in passing stool, it is likely that you have not fully emptied the rectum of it, leaving you with feelings of dissatisfaction and discomfort.
To counteract this effect, your doctor may prescribe medication to help the intestines pass stool along. You may also benefit from simple self-care strategies that can be tried at home, or other forms of therapy that relive symptoms by targeting the gut-brain connection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two medications for treating IBS with constipation (IBS-C): Linzess (linaclotide) and Trulance (plecanatide). Both drugs are classified as guanylate cyclase activators, which target guanylate cyclase receptors in the intestines. That prompts an increase in intestinal fluid, which:
- Keeps the stool softer
- Helps reduce abdominal pain
- Helps reduce stool frequency
- Alleviates IBS symptoms
These drugs are considered safe and well-tolerated, with the most common side effect being mild to moderate diarrhea.
Although they are not indicated to treat IBS, tricyclic antidepressants are known to have a therapeutic effect on the gastrointestinal system. For this reason, doctors may prescribe them off-label to treat IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain.
Tricyclic antidepressants help maintain serotonin levels in the gut, which reduces inflammation and promotes gut motility. Commonly prescribed tricyclic medications include:
- Elavil (amitriptyline)
- Tofranil (imipramine)
- Norpramin (desipramine)
- Aventyl (nortriptyline)
Both of these approaches are recommended by American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) Clinic Guidelines for the management of IBS, which were published in January of 2021. Linzess and Trulance are recommended specifically for IBS-C while tricyclics are recommended for all IBS subtypes.
You can also try several self-care strategies at home to relieve the feeling of incomplete evacuation when you have IBS-C.
- Consistent bowel habits: Many people have bowel movements in the morning and not so much at night. Pay attention to your own biorhythm and try to schedule a trip to the toilet around that same time each day.
- Visualization: Allow your body the time to empty as much stool as is possible, envisioning that rectum shape as you evaluate the “completeness” of the movement.
- Soluble fiber intake: Slowly increase your intake of foods that are rich in soluble fibers (not insoluble fiber) or try a psyllium-based fiber supplement. Foods high in soluble fiber include bananas, blueberries, kiwi, oranges, carrots, eggplant, green beans, oatmeal, zucchini, and potatoes with skin.
The ACG guidelines specifically state that insoluble fiber, in studies, has not been shown to improve IBS symptoms while soluble fiber has.
Adequate fiber intake is defined as 25 grams for adult women and 38 grams for adult men. If you’re having trouble eating enough soluble fiber in your diet, consider including a fiber supplement to boost your intake.
If you believe that dyssynergic defecation contributes to the difficulty in passing a complete stool, you may want to look into biofeedback or physical therapy as a way to ease your symptoms. Gut-directed psychotherapy is recommended by the ACG guidelines as it’s been increasingly viewed as an effective complementary therapy for IBS.
The brain and the intestines are in constant communication with each other through the brain-gut axis. Therefore, the goal of gut-directed psychotherapy is to reduce the burden of gastrointestinal symptoms through coping strategies. In particular, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) directed at the gut-brain connection can teach muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to lower pain sensitivity and encourage the mind to better self-regulate gut motility.
Incomplete Evacuation With Diarrhea
The sensation of incomplete evacuation for people who experience chronic diarrhea is much more complex. Although known by the blanket term tenesmus, there’s a glaring lack of research as to what causes this phenomenon when it occurs without any obvious physiological reason. Fortunately, effective therapies are available to aid with symptoms.
Xifaxan (rifaximin) is an FDA-approved antibiotic for treating IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D), and this treatment is backed by the ACG guidelines, as well.
Xifaxan stays active in your gastrointestinal tract but does not absorb—a factor that contributes to its safety profile, as it’s not likely to interact with other medications or become less effective over time. Side effects with rifaximin are mild and uncommon, but can include:
- Loss of taste
- Nasal irritation
Once stool emerges that is loose and watery, any firm stool that may have been residing in the sigmoid colon has certainly been passed. Yet, some nerve and motor dysfunction appear to be keeping the sensation of an urgency to empty very much alive. In order to counteract this sense of urgency, it helps to remind yourself that no further stool really needs to come out.
Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a truly empty bowel, as new stool is constantly being produced. In terms of the fear of future diarrhea episodes, remember that it is easier for the muscles of the anus to contain stool that is firm (i. e., has been “hanging out” and dried in the colon) than the watery stool that is emerging from higher up in the large intestine.
If you feel a constant urge to run to the toilet, try to delay yourself. Sit quietly in a spot near the bathroom and see if you can use relaxation exercises to calm your body until the sense of urgency passes without having to make another trip to the bathroom. Calming your body will also help to reduce any anxiety that might be causing the central nervous system to continue to send out impulses for further (unnecessary) emptying.
These coping mechanisms can be difficult at first, especially if you haven’t had any previous guidance. Furthermore, IBS-D may make you stressed in social settings, leading to anxiety, isolation, and misinterpretation of digestive processes that are completely normal. As with IBS-C, gut-directed psychotherapy—like CBT—is recommended as a complementary therapy that improves IBS symptoms and the psychological distress that can accompany them.
A Word From Verywell
The exact cause of incomplete evacuation is not entirely clear, leaving many people who experience the sensation at a loss for how to improve their symptoms. If you’ve tried prescription medication, coping mechanisms, and psychotherapy without positive results, it’s possible you may have another condition that resembles IBS, such as celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease.
Expert tips to help relieve constipation during pregnancy
If you hang out with moms, you are probably aware just how much they (ahem, we) talk about our children’s poop. How much, how often and of course, all those badge-of-honor-poopslosion-up-the-onesie stories.
Yet for all the bowel movement talk we do, there’s one area we seem to neglect—our own… or rather, our own lack thereof. But we should! Up to one-third of pregnant women suffer from constipation. And if you are one of them, you understand what an impact it can have on you.
So! Let’s discuss.
Constipation is when you have three or less bowel movements (poops) in a week. You may also experience small or hard bowel movements and feeling the need to strain when you are in the bathroom.
Why does it happen in pregnancy?
- The hormones of pregnancy slow everything down, including your GI tract
- Your changing diet and the way your body utilizes the food you eat
- Not eating enough fiber or drinking enough water
- A decrease in exercise.
- Iron in your prenatal vitamins can lead to constipation as well
- Pressure from your growing uterus
Is constipation dangerous?
Rarely. The two main things to look out for are fecal impaction and hemorrhoids.
Fecal impaction occurs when the feces gets so hard that it gets stuck in your rectum or colon. This requires immediately medical attention, so if you are constipated, reach out to your provider right away.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus or rectum that occasionally protrude out of your anus. They are more common during pregnancy, and can occur with constipation as well, since you may be straining/pushing extra hard while having a bowel movement.
If you have hemorrhoids you may notice bleeding, swelling, pain or itching, or a lump near your anus. While they are often nothing to worry about, don’t hesitate to reach out to your provider just to make sure.
The biggest problem with constipation is that it’s just plain uncomfortable.
So what can you do about constipation?
The first thing I’ll say is please, please don’t be embarrassed to call your OB or midwife. I promise you, we are so unfazed by stuff like this. Chances are you will be the third “constipation call” of the day. We are here to help you, call us!
To prevent or alleviate constipation, you might try:
- Increasing foods with fiber, like whole grain cereals and breads, almonds, beans, popcorn, oranges, and oatmeal.
- Eat smaller meals more frequently instead of three big meals a day.
- Drink plenty of fluid (about 10 glasses/day).
- Talk to your doctor or midwife about laxatives, stool softeners and other medications
Hang in there, mama. This is rough for sure. Please just reach out for help, and know that you’re not alone—except for when you’re in the bathroom. We wont follow you in there.
Bowel Obstruction or Intestinal Blockage
A bowel obstruction is when a blockage stops food and liquids from moving through your digestive tract. It can also be called an intestinal obstruction, blocked intestine, or a gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction.
There are many possible causes of a bowel obstruction. It is more common in people with certain kinds of cancer and in people with advanced cancer.
A complete obstruction is a medical emergency and may require surgery. A partial obstruction is also a serious problem and needs to be treated right away. It is important to talk with your health care team if you experience any of the symptoms of a bowel obstruction.
Treatment for side effects is an important part of cancer care. This type of treatment is called palliative care or supportive care. Talk with your health care team about any symptoms you have, including new symptoms or changes. This helps them find side effects like a bowel obstruction as early as possible.
What is the gastrointestinal tract?
Your digestive tract or GI tract is made up of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It is part of your digestive system.
The small intestine digests nutrients from food and liquids and absorbs them into blood vessels. These nutrients include proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Remaining food that cannot be digested moves from the small intestine to the large intestine. The colon absorbs water from the waste and stores waste until the next bowel movement, which removes the waste as stool (feces) from the body.
This illustration shows the 5 sections of the colon and rectum. The ascending colon is the beginning the large intestine into which the small intestine empties; it begins on the lower right side of the abdomen and then leads up to the transverse colon. The transverse colon crosses the top of the abdomen from right to left, leading to the descending colon, which takes waste down the left side. Finally, the sigmoid colon at the bottom takes waste a few more inches, down to the rectum. A cross-section of the rectum and sigmoid colon shows where waste leaves the body, through the anus. Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.
What are the signs of a bowel obstruction?
A bowel obstruction can happen in the small intestine (small bowel obstruction) or the large intestine (large bowel obstruction). During a bowel obstruction, some or all of the food and liquids that move through the digestive tract are unable to move past the blockage. Intestinal obstructions can be caused by something inside the GI tract blocking the intestine or by something outside the GI tract pressing on the intestine and causing it to collapse.
A bowel obstruction causes physical symptoms, including:
Nausea and vomiting
Severe pain in your abdomen (belly)
Cramping pain from peristalsis, the contractions that move food through your GI tract
Visible waves of movement across the belly from peristalsis contractions
Feeling food get stuck as it moves through the GI tract
Not being able to pass stool (constipation) or gas
What causes a bowel obstruction?
The common causes of a GI obstruction when you have cancer are:
Stool that is hard and difficult to pass
Twisting of the intestines
Scar tissue in the intestines
Inflammation of the intestines after radiation therapy
A tumor or tumors inside the GI tract
A tumor or tumors pressing on the outside of the GI tract
What types of cancer can cause a bowel obstruction?
GI obstructions can happen with many types of cancer. They are more common in people with:
How is a bowel obstruction diagnosed?
In order to diagnose a bowel obstruction, your doctor will do a physical exam. During this exam, they will feel your abdomen and use a stethoscope to listen to your belly.
A bowel obstruction can often be confirmed with an X-ray. But not all bowel obstructions will show on an X-ray, so you may need to have a CT scan or a barium enema.
How is a bowel obstruction treated?
Most people who have a bowel obstruction require hospitalization. The best treatment for a bowel obstruction depends on what caused it. Some ways to treat or manage a bowel obstruction are:
Getting fluids through an intravenous (IV) tube that goes into a vein in your arm. Not eating or drinking for a few days can help reset and reverse twisted bowels. If the blockage is not improving after a few days, you may also need IV nutrition.
Enemas or medication to loosen and/or soften a hard stool causing a blockage.
Using a tube to remove air and fluid in your stomach to prevent more pain. Called a nasogastric tube, this tube goes in through your nose and down into your stomach.
Taking medicine your doctor recommends to relieve nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, swelling, or pain.
If these options do not work, your doctor may suggest:
Surgery to fix the blockage and clear a path for food to go through your GI tract.
An expendable tube called a stent. This holds open the blocked area of the GI tract temporarily.
An ileostomy. This surgery can help your large intestine and rectum heal after a blockage. During an ileostomy, a temporary or permanent opening (stoma) is placed from the lowest part of the small intestine to the outside of your abdomen. Waste is collected in a pouch worn on the outside of your body and does not need to pass through the large intestine or the colon.
A colostomy. This surgery can help parts of your large intestine and rectum heal after a blockage. During a colostomy, a temporary or permanent opening (stoma) is placed from the large intestine to the outside of your abdomen. Waste is collected in a pouch worn on the outside of your body and does not pass through the rectum.
Questions to ask the health care team
Is a bowel obstruction a common side effect of the kind of cancer I have?
If I’m at risk for a blockage, what signs or symptoms should I watch out for?
Who should I contact if I have any signs or symptoms of a bowel obstruction? How soon?
What is causing my bowel obstruction? How can it be treated?
Is there medication I can take to relieve the symptoms of a bowel obstruction?
If needed, what kind of surgery would you recommend to treat my bowel obstruction? What will my recovery be like?
Should I keep track of my bowel movements or cancer side effects during treatment? If so, what is a good way to track them?
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Severe or Chronic Constipation? 5 Signs You to See a Doctor
In general, it’s also important to actually go (or try to, at least) when your body is telling you to, Dr. Staller says. Your GI tract has a circadian rhythm it likes to follow, which is why you probably feel the urge to go at certain times and not others (and why travel, or anything else that disrupts your routine, can make it harder to go). “Many people neglect their body’s call to defecate, and that can lead to constipation, especially if the call is ignored again and again over time,” Dr. Staller says.
With that said, here’s when to see a doctor for constipation.
You shouldn’t hesitate to seek medical care any time you’re concerned, but doctors say there are certain times when constipation definitely requires a professional’s input. The following are signs you’re dealing with chronic constipation or otherwise severe constipation:
1. You’ve been outside your range of normal for over a week.
“Normal” poop schedules vary by person. For some people it’s going every day, for others it’s every three days, and some are in between, Dr. Bedford says. If you normally go pretty frequently and suddenly haven’t gone for longer than a week, it’s time to call your doctor, says Dr. Staller. This could be a sign of something like fecal impaction, which happens when hardened poop accumulates and gets stuck in your intestines, and which a medical provider may need to remove manually.
2. You’re in pain.
Constipation can cause pain because the poop builds up in your colon and stretches it, Dr. Lee says. That’s not something you should have to live with. Even if you’ve only been backed up for a few days, pain with constipation that won’t go away is definitely a reason to call your doctor, says Dr. Lee. They may be able to recommend something like a laxative that makes it easier to go.
3. There’s blood on your toilet paper.
If you strain to go and notice some blood on your TP, it could be due to a small tear in your anus, known as an anal fissure, or hemorrhoids, which are inflamed veins in or around your anus. It could even just be because you wiped too hard. But in rare cases, seeing blood when you poop could also be a sign of something more serious, like colon cancer. You should check in with your doctor so they can evaluate you and rule out anything serious.
4. There’s a possibility your medication is the cause.
Various drugs can lead to constipation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit certain enzymes in your body from producing prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that can signal various muscles—including those in your digestive system—to contract, which can help you poop. (Sometimes the release of prostaglandins can make you poop too much, like during your period.) Some blood pressure medications reduce how often the smooth muscles in your intestines contract and move food along. Narcotics can also lead to constipation through a variety of mechanisms, like inhibiting your GI tract’s ability to push food through your system.
Other medications, like allergy drugs, antacids, and iron pills can all back you up, too, according to the Cleveland Clinic. If your constipation kicked off when your new medication regimen did, your doctor may be able to suggest other drug options without this frustrating side effect.
5. You’ve been constipated for weeks and you have no idea why.
Usually, you have some clue as to why you’re constipated. Maybe you haven’t been able to get to the gym much lately, or you’ve been on a serious cheese kick. But if you have no idea what’s going on and changing up your diet and lifestyle choices doesn’t help, it’s time to see your doctor, Ashkan Farhadi, M.D., a gastroenterologist at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center and director of MemorialCare Medical Group’s Digestive Disease Project in Fountain Valley, Calif., tells SELF. It’s possible you may have an underlying condition, like irritable bowel syndrome, he says.
Once you check in with your doctor, they’ll probably order some blood tests and perform exams to try to determine whether there’s a medical reason why you can’t poop. Depending on the results, they’ll advise you on next steps, which could be as simple as making some lifestyle and dietary tweaks, trying laxatives, or trying other medications to speed up how quickly your stool moves. Don’t be embarrassed—this is their job, after all. Sometimes seeing a doctor is just a necessary step towards spending less time worrying about constipation and more time actually enjoying your life.
Constipation and Functional Bowel Disease: Fecal Impaction
Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2005 May; 18(2): 116–119.
Constipation and Functional Bowel Disease
David E. Beck M.D.
1Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
1Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
Address for correspondence and reprint requests: Farshid Araghizadeh M.D. Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216, [email protected] article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
Fecal impaction is a common gastrointestinal problem and a potential source of major morbidity. Prompt identification and treatment minimize the risks of complications. Treatment options include manual extraction and proximal or distal washout. Following treatment, possible etiologies should be sought and preventive therapy instituted.
Keywords: Fecal impaction, constipation
Fecal impaction is a common gastrointestinal disorder and a source of significant patient suffering with potential for major morbidity.1 Despite a multimillion dollar laxative industry in our bowel-conscious society, fecal impaction remains an overlooked condition. The incidence of fecal impaction increases with age and dramatically impairs the quality of life in the elderly.2 Read and colleagues found that 42% of patients in a geriatric ward had a fecal impaction.3
ETIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The etiologic factors responsible for constipation can also lead to fecal impaction as an acute complication. Most of these factors are listed in Table . 2,4 One of the most important risk factors is inadequate dietary fiber and water. An increase in fiber intake to 30 g/day coupled with adequate hydration helps prevent constipation and fecal impaction by poorly diluted fiber. Lack of mobility because of aging or spinal cord injury may also cause fecal impaction related to reduction of colonic mass movements and an inability to use abdominal muscles to assist in defecation. Medications known to retard gastrointestinal motility include opiate analgesics, anticholinergic agents, calcium channel blockers, antacids, and iron preparations.2 Paradoxically, laxative abuse is associated with constipation and fecal impaction. The laxative-dependent patient is unable to produce a normal response to colonic distention and progressively requires higher doses to achieve a bowel movement.5 Congenital and acquired conditions of the colon and rectum, including Hirschsprung’s disease and Chagas’ disease, can also cause fecal impaction. 6 In addition to these etiologic factors, anatomic and functional abnormalities of the anorectum should be considered and excluded.7
Etiologies of Fecal Impaction
|Anatomic anorectal abnormalities|
|Functional anorectal abnormalities|
|Increased rectal compliance|
|Abnormal rectal sensation|
CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND EVALUATION
The typical presenting symptoms of fecal impaction are similar to those found in intestinal obstruction from any cause, including abdominal pain and distention, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. 6 These are summarized in Table .2 A retrospective review by Gurll and Steer revealed that 39% of patients with fecal impaction had a history of prior impactions.8 These symptoms result from hardened stool impacted in the rectum or distal sigmoid colon with subsequent obstruction. Additional complications such as stercoral ulceration, rectovaginal fistula, megacolon, and colonic perforation may ensue.9 Elderly or institutionalized patients with dementia or psychosis may present with paradoxic diarrhea and fecal incontinence.6
Symptoms Associated with Fecal Impaction
|Urinary overflow incontinence|
Following a complete history and physical examination, plain abdominal films are indicated to search for intraluminal feces or signs of obstruction (Fig. ). The presence of bowel obstruction as evidenced by dilated small bowel or colon with air-fluid levels contraindicates attempts at proximal softening or washout using oral solutions. Examination of the abdomen may reveal a malleable, tubular structure indicating a stool-filled rectosigmoid. Signs of perforation (tenderness or peritoneal signs) are generally absent.4 Although most impactions occur in the rectal vault, the absence of palpable stool does not rule out a fecal impaction.6
Abdominal radiograph showing fecal impaction.
Treatment is aimed at relieving the major complaint and correcting the underlying pathophysiology to prevent recurrence. Fecal impaction in the rectum often requires digital fragmentation and mechanical removal.1
If hardened stool is palpable in the rectum, it may require manual fragmentation or disimpaction. A lubricated, gloved index finger is inserted into the rectum and the hardened stool is gently broken up using a scissoring motion. The finger is then moved in a circular manner, bent slightly and removed, extracting stool with it. This maneuver is repeated until the rectum is cleared of hardened stool. Manual disimpaction may be aided by the use of an anal retractor (i.e., Hill-Ferguson retractor).4
Distal Softening or Washout
Softening of hardened stool and stimulation of evacuation with enemas and suppositories is often helpful. A variety of enema solutions are available, and each has characteristics that may be useful in selected patients. Most enema solutions contain water and an osmotic agent. One such combination contains water, docusate sodium syrup (Colace; Shire US Inc, Florence, KY), and sorbitol. Docusate sodium is a surface-active agent that helps soften the stool as it mixes with water.4 Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that acts as an osmotic agent. Rectally administered solutions mechanically soften the impacted stool and the additional volume gently stimulates the rectum to evacuate.
During enema administration, the patient is placed in the Sims’ position with a plastic bag under the hips. The enema is given using a 24 French rubber catheter that is passed through a rubber ball (i.e., tennis ball, Fig. ). The ball allows the administrator to maintain a seal against the patient’s anus. Balloon-tipped catheters are not used as they may damage the distal rectum and generally do not maintain an adequate seal.4 The pressure and volume of enema administration must be appropriate. Enema pressure is controlled by the height of the solution reservoir. Limiting the reservoir height to 3 feet above the anus maintains an adequate pressure limit. The volume and rate of fluid administration are guided by the size of the patient’s rectum and the degree of fullness symptoms. Administration of smaller volumes (1–2 L) may be more beneficial than a single large-volume enema. A slower rate of enema administration produces less patient discomfort, aids in mixing of solution, and allows instillation of a larger volume. The patient’s sensation of fullness is a helpful guide during enema instillation. Volumes or rates that produce discomfort in the patient are avoided.4
Catheter suitable for enema administration.
When administration is complete, a few minutes are allowed for the solution to mix with and soften the stool. Gentle massaging of the lower abdomen often aids in mixing the combination. The patient then voluntarily evacuates the enema-stool mixture. Additional, gentle abdominal manipulation often helps in evacuation. Ambulatory patients can evacuate more efficiently by using a commode. This process is repeated until the symptoms are relieved and returns are clear.4
Proximal Softening or Washout
Oral lavage with polyethylene glycol solutions containing electrolytes (GoLYTELY or NuLytely, Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, MA; CoLyte, Schwartz Pharma, Milwaukee, WI) may be used to soften or wash out proximal stool.3 Such solutions without electrolytes (MiraLax, Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, MA) have also been used. This technique is contraindicated when a bowel obstruction exists.
The volume and rate of oral lavage are dependent on the patient’s size. To treat childhood fecal impaction, Youssef and coworkers recommend 1 to 1.5 g/kg/day of polyethylene glycol solution (PEG 3350, MiraLax).7 For adults, oral regimens vary from 1 to 2 L of polyethylene glycol with electrolytes or 17 g of PEG 3350 in 4 to 8 oz of water every 15 minutes until the patient begins passing stool or eight glasses have been consumed.10 Development of nausea, vomiting, or significant abdominal discomfort prompts cessation of fluid intake.
Other osmotic laxatives such as oral sodium phosphate (Fleet® Phopho-Soda, C.B. Fleet, Lynchburg, VA) have also been used for proximal lavage. Fifteen milliliters of sodium phosphate orally with 4 oz of clear liquids every 4 to 8 hours is a common regimen. Phosphate-containing solutions are contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency and congestive heart failure.
Following barium radiographic studies (barium enema and upper gastrointestinal studies), the barium may be retained in the colon and become impacted with stool. Barium is not water soluble and becomes inspissated in the colon when the water is absorbed. Anatomic or functional abnormalities of the lower gastrointestinal tract can predispose to such impactions.
Patients undergoing barium studies should ingest additional fluids following the examination to prevent a barium impaction. Use of a laxative such as milk of magnesia may also be beneficial. Medical advice should be sought if no bowel movement occurs within 48 hours of the radiologic examination or symptoms of fecal impaction develop.
The presence of a barium impaction is readily apparent on plain films. An anteroposterior or lateral abdominal film reveals the amount and location of the retained barium. The absence of signs of perforation (contrast extravasation or free air) or bowel obstruction should also be confirmed. Perforation generally requires operative management. In the absence of perforation or obstruction, removal of barium impaction should proceed as outlined earlier.
Fecal impaction following anorectal surgery is a rare but serious complication. Buls and Goldberg reported a 0.4% incidence of impaction after operative hemorrhoidectomy.11 Fecal impaction occurring after anorectal surgery is multifactorial. Opiates used for pain relief in the postoperative period have significant constipating action. Anal canal edema and sphincter spasm also compound the problem. Patients’ fear of pain associated with bowel movements may lead to deference of bowel movements, resulting in hardened, impacted stool. The presence of a significant impaction is suggested by a history of infrequent bowel movements and perineal pressure and pain.
Mild impactions are relieved with the gentle administration of a retention enema. Posthemorrhoidectomy patients with significant impactions often require disimpaction under anesthesia. An anal block can be administered in the operating room or the endoscopy suite in combination with conscious sedation. Xylocaine 0.5% or 1% with or without epinephrine is injected around the anus and into the anal sphincter complex. A small anal retractor is helpful in guiding needle placement. The fecal impaction may be gently digitally removed once the local anesthetic takes effect.4
After removal of the impaction, the patient should be placed on additional stool softeners and laxatives and advised on the importance of regular bowel movements.
Post-Treatment Evaluation and Prevention
When the impaction has been adequately treated, possible etiologies are explored. A total colonic evaluation (colonoscopy or barium enema) should be performed to reveal anatomic abnormalities (stricture or malignancy). Endocrine and metabolic screening, including thyroid function tests, is also indicated.6
In the absence of an anatomic abnormality, a bulking agent (psyllium, methylcellulose) or an osmotic agent such as polyethylene glycol (MiraLax®) is administered to produce soft regular bowel movements. Other risk factors such as depression, immobility, lack of exercise, and inadequate access to toilet facilities should also be corrected.2
In summary, fecal impaction is a common gastrointestinal problem. Prompt identification and treatment minimize patients’ discomfort and potential morbidity. Treatment options include digital disimpaction and proximal or distal washout. Following treatment, possible etiologies should be found and preventive therapy instituted to avoid recurrence.
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Difficulty defecation syndrome – Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikum
Difficulty defecation syndrome
You are suffering from constipation. Liberation
the bowel does not occur regularly. Constipation is a common problem
which is more common in adult women. Constipation has several different forms.
One of these forms is obstructed defecation syndrome. Constipation
is one of the symptoms of pelvic muscle weakness.
What are the symptoms of obstructed bowel syndrome?
Most common problems:
- Patients are able to empty their bowels only with the help of
laxatives or klystyra.
- Patients should help themselves when emptying their bowels
- It takes a long time to have a bowel movement
strain in the toilet.
- Leaving the toilet, there is a feeling of incomplete emptying
- The patient must visit the toilet several times to
completely empty the intestines.
- During or after exertion, there is often pain and discomfort in the pelvic area.
- Sometimes the bowel can empty itself spontaneously.
Does diet correction help?
Patients with constipation can often
help themselves if they increase the amount of fiber in their diet, drink
enough fluid and start exercising. Usually,
it brings positive results. If the measures taken do not help,
then the cause of constipation may be difficult defecation syndrome. The essence of the problem
will be explained to you by a specialized doctor after a thorough examination
patient and special studies.
What is obstructed bowel syndrome?
Difficulty defecation syndrome
may be due to various changes in the anatomy of the rectum, which in
in turn, contribute to the fact that feces heat up in the rectum. Data
changes are more common in women who have given birth. Sometimes similar problems can
be in both men and women who have not given birth.
Often causes of the syndrome
obstructed bowel movements are:
- Protrusion of the rectal wall into the rectal lumen,
causing a blockage in the stool path (internal prolapse)
- Local expansion that forms upon stretching
the front wall of the rectum, where feces accumulate (rectocele)
Patients with the syndrome
obstructed bowel movements, surgery may be indicated. One of the possible
surgical methods is the operation of transanal resection of the rectum
stapler (STARR). During the STARR operation, a special stapler is used, which is inserted through
anus into the rectum and with which it is circularly removed
segment of the lower part of the rectum with the simultaneous imposition of a restorative
rectum suture. Thus, the normal structure of the rectum is restored.
and both rectocele and internal prolapse are eliminated.
The STARR operation is performed under general anesthesia, and after the operation the patient
remains in the hospital for 1-3 days.Postoperative pain is usually not very painful.
strong and relieved with mild pain relievers. Physical activity allowed
10 days after surgery. In 20-30% of patients in the postoperative period
there may be a need to visit the toilet often and in a “quick order”, they can also
problems with gas retention. Based on experience, we can say that
these problems will be resolved in 1-6 months.
Risks associated with the transaction STARR
Like all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with STARR surgery.Most of this risk is associated with bleeding and infection in the early postoperative period. In patients who have had symptoms of incontinence prior to surgery, there is a possibility that the incontinence will worsen.
What are the results of the STARR operation?
The first results of the STARR operation are very promising. Most patients are satisfied with the result – about 90% of patients have good or excellent results after surgery. Patients can return to their normal life – bowel function is normalized and emptying of the rectum is no longer difficult.
Compiled by: Dr. Ave-Triin Tihamäe, Dr. M a Rgot Peetsalu 2014
90,000 reasons and treatment “- Yandex.Q
During the panic attack itself, it is better to just wait for it to end, open the window to get some fresh air, walk back and forth, or sit, there are no comrades here for the taste and color, as well as there are no universal advice.
When I had panic attacks, during one of them I was driving a car, and on the highway with an oncoming car we just knocked down each other’s rear-view mirrors.If I was in normal condition that day, the accident probably did not happen. Therefore, it is definitely not worth doing things that require increased attention during a panic attack.
What to do after the seizure is over?
Panic attacks are purely a mental breakdown and a mental problem, so the best thing to do after the attack is over is to find a competent specialist who works with the psyche and understands the treatment of panic attacks.
Since panic attacks are a mental problem, not a problem of the nervous system, psychologists and psychotherapists treat PA, but not as neurologists, as many mistakenly believe.
I must say right away that not so many specialists are able to correctly and quickly remove the causes of panic attacks.
My panic attacks, which lasted three years, were removed by a competent psychotherapist in one therapeutic hour, without a single pill. I came to him like a zombie, and the very next day, I completely forgot about attacks, VSD, hyperventilation, derealization, chest pressure, neck pain and tension in the shoulders. This is how psychology works in competent hands.
It so happened that I tried many psychologists and psychotherapists on the topic of panic attacks, most of them try to treat them with medication.Medicines should definitely not come first in the treatment of PA, it is rather an extreme measure in rare cases. It is also a common mistake of psychologists in the treatment of panic attacks, to treat them with inappropriate tools, often a psychologist can restore families with a snap of a finger, but do not think at all in treating panic attacks.
There are difficult cases when panic attacks cannot be removed in one consultation, but most often this problem is solved quickly enough.
More often, clients know for sure and can explain the causal relationship, there was such an event, I was scared for something, after so much I started having problems. Pills, childhood, relationships with parents and peers have nothing to do with it. There is an event, an emotion and a consequence, two hours of work with a competent specialist and everything has been redesigned. Even if some links are missing, for example, the client cannot accurately determine the event after which everything began, this is not a problem. It is more difficult when a client says, I am now 45 years old, the first time there were panic attacks at the age of 14, then at 18, 30, 40, and the last two years have been constant. But even here everything can be solved, only a little longer.
If you have any questions, ask them in the comments, or we can discuss them in a personal conversation.
Thank you for your question.
About THIS, or What is the turd silent about?
The idea for this article was born out of the blue. Away. The lovely and respectful children of my friends at the entrance to the apartment put a plastic turd with a sole imprint under my boot. Apparently, my face reflected the genuine sadness that I instantly experienced looking at this still life. Instantly (like my whole life) flashed through my head: to apologize to the owners (not looking at my feet), to clean, wash the floor and – the most disgusting – how will I clean the deep grooved sole of my hiking boot?
And only the happy squeal of pigs and the unstoppable laughter of four juvenile boobies imputed to me that I, Aunt Lena, had become the victim of a joke.Having studied an object that strikes with naturalness of performance (ideally, an aerosol with a “stink” should be attached to it), I plunged into thoughts and memories, one way or another connected with the final product of digestion. St. Petersburg lawns and, let’s say, sidewalks provide an endless topic for reflection and observation. Especially in March – April. There is even a saying, applicable to the place: “Spring will show who is where we are … l”! I would add – “how”. Who, where and how. Indeed, why, when I come to the village and watch my dog (despite the strictest prohibition) roll with pleasure in a cow cake, I am never surprised at the monotony of what I wash off afterwards? There are millions of cows, and all the “cakes” are the same in appearance. There are the same number of goats and lambs, but the goat “nuts” are indistinguishable as twins. These items (as a rule) have no signs of personal identification. Dog heaps, on the other hand, represent the whole gamut of rainbow colors and whimsical shapes. Take a closer look and you: here is an orange puddle, similar to a tropical island, interspersed with something dark green; here is a light gray “ivory tower”, as if covered with dust, “gray of times” and crumbling from decay; and here is a whole garland of “sausages” dropped by someone, cleverly joined together by scraps of undigested polyethylene or colorful rags.In the matter of observing wildlife, there is a place for a scientific experiment: plunging various edible objects into the mouth of our beloved dog, we can observe with interest the result of their transformation within a day, and in especially visual experiments – after one and a half to two hours from the time of the beginning experiment. My scientific experience (in particular) allows me to make a statement: the only item that practically does not change its appearance, color and consistency is a stolen pancake batter, drunk from a pan and returned to freedom after three hours. Rather, it is regularly returned at intervals of 10-15 minutes throughout the night. No, I honestly am not a caprophile *. The poop of my beloved dog has become a subject of observation only because I have a habit of associating in my mind the cause with the effect and consequences, in the end. “Common turd”, as already mentioned, is the end product of digestion, and, like any product, it can clearly and clearly “tell” about the work of the “conveyor” on which it is produced. The fruit of these amateurish reflections was the invitation to “Zoo Price” of an authoritative expert in the field of studying … no, not poop, but the digestive system of animals, veterinarian-nutritionist Marina Nikolaevna Masalskaya.
I apologize to squeamish readers for trying to draw their attention to such an unpresentable subject as dog poop. But for those who will be helped by this article to take a closer look at their beloved dog, please express their gratitude (at least by phone) and partially rehabilitate me in the eyes of the editorial staff (they have been laughing at me for two weeks now and “a serious scientific topic”). So, blessed, let’s get started.
– Marina, please introduce yourself.
– Marina Nikolaevna Masalskaya, higher education veterinary, height sixty-seven, no personal life at all – one job.
– Stop-stop, about work …
– I am currently working as a consulting dietitian at the Ivanko-delivery company, which specializes in the sale and home delivery of feed for animals, and in particular for dogs. In addition, quite regularly I give courses of lectures on pet nutrition to students of the St. Petersburg Veterinary Academy.
– Marina, they say to the doctor: “Before treating, heal yourself!” To the veterinarian, respectively: “Present your animals!” Tell us about your dogs, please.
– Tipikina, come on, please, talk to you, as usual. Otherwise, it will be … difficult for me to talk about poop with humor. Let’s leave the scientific tediousness for the students! About my dogs: Simochka is a small Vendée Basset Griffon. Favorite clever and beautiful woman. A young and cheerful dog, vice-champion of Europe. And rizen Vanechka, alas, is no longer in the world. He died in the summer, a little before he was seventeen (!) Years old.
– Marina, first of all imagine the dog itself to the readers, as a factory for the production of the final product – “common poop”.
– To begin with, let’s define the terms, and in the further conversation we will take into account scientifically grounded facts.
The dog is a predator. Her gastrointestinal tract is adapted to digest animal protein (meat and meat products). All the conversations: they say, so many years next to a person, have grown kinder, got used to, changed and become a vegetarian – are meaningless. There is indisputable evidence: a relatively large stomach, short intestines, a specific ratio of intestinal microflora, a limited set of enzymes – all this, practically unchanged, the dog inherited from its closest relative, the wolf.And if the horse does not occur to anyone to feed it with meat, or, God forbid, pour diesel fuel into your favorite car with a gasoline engine (it will be covered!), Then the dogs are often offered porridge and vegetables as the main diet. But it is for this reason that our pets suffer from many chronic diseases.
Plus, poop isn’t the only product made by dogs. The motor energy of a dog is the main “product” consumed by humans. In addition to the fact that the dog must “poop beautifully”, pleasing the eyes and heart of the owner, it must frolic, have fun, work in the service or in sports – in a word, live and move next to a person who serves as a friend, servant, and pet.Live as long as possible and not overshadow the owner’s wallet with endless spending on treatment. Zoo Price readers!
When choosing a dog, keep in mind that it requires not only time and love, but also significant material costs. Feeding your dog properly is expensive. And the larger it is, the more expensive it is. Do not buy large dogs if you are on a budget!
More expensive not in the sense that its cost increases proportionally with the weight of the puppy, but in the fact that large, giant breeds of dogs require a special, especially expensive diet. By the way, small dog breeds require more food in proportion to their weight. And very high quality food. This is the law of nature. It is much more difficult for “Lilliputians” to maintain energy exchange than for giants. In nature, a polar bear can eat once a month. A hummingbird should eat every fifteen minutes. So, when choosing a breed, do not flatter yourself with a “small size”. The troubles will still be big. The gastrointestinal tract of both the St. Bernard and the Toy Terrier is exactly the same. The health of any dog depends not only on the quality of the food it consumes, but also on how much this food can be broken down into molecules available to cells.Imagine the complexity of biochemical reactions that will decompose a piece of meat into invisible particles. And if we also take into account the speed of the process, then the gastrointestinal tract can be compared to a well-oiled conveyor for processing food products and delivering them to all cells of the body. So a breakdown in one unit leads to a malfunction of the entire mechanism.
Well, perhaps, a short excursion to the main sights of the dog’s digestive system will be useful to those who care about the health of their beloved dog.
The starting point is the oral cavity. We won’t stay here long. The dog almost does not chew food, swallowing large enough pieces. Unlike humans, dogs’ saliva does not contain enzymes, so it does not take part in the primary processing of food. True, it contains many mineral salts. The mineral composition of saliva, according to some veterinarians, affects the formation of tartar.
– Marina, the oral cavity is not always the starting point. Sometimes it is even the other way round – the final one from the “reverse side”.In the sense that sometimes … well, in general, the dog is sick sometimes. The results of this nausea are also different … They look different, they have different colors.
– You need to distinguish between vomiting and regurgitation. A dog, unlike a person, regurgitates food without difficulty, and even sometimes absolutely consciously. The mother bitch spits up food to the puppies. It’s instinct. A wolf can swallow 5-6 kg of meat at a time and, having regurgitated the excess, hide and bury the “stash” for a rainy day.
The devouring and regurgitation of grass by domestic dogs is the same instinct for cleansing the stomach from fragments of bones, bird beaks, wool and other rubbish that have settled in it.A small puppy in the company of puppies can swallow an unchewed piece of meat and, belching it in a secluded place, chew it already with feeling, really, with an arrangement. Finally, a perfectly healthy dog (not fed on time for some reason) can regurgitate excess gastric juice. This… product usually looks like a frothy yellowish puddle. But if foamed puddles appear on the floor with frightening regularity and at different times of the day, then this is an alarming symptom and a reason to contact your veterinarian.
– Symptom of what?
– A symptom of the disease.The owners should make it a rule: the doctor should treat the dog, and the owners’ business is to explain the symptoms to the doctor. In detail. Therefore, we will not go into the intricacies of veterinary affairs today. Finally, the actual vomiting. If vomiting, especially regular, debilitating, is not caused by motion sickness (in a car, airplane), then this is an undoubted reason for contacting a veterinarian. Vomiting can be both a harbinger and a result of the disease.
There is also “nervous” vomiting caused by stress-induced stomach cramps.
– Marina, we turn to the phrase: “The dog does not chew food.” And the owners are afraid of this and cut the meat smaller.
– The dog, in contrast to the “herb-eating” animals, does not even have chewing teeth with flat areas for grinding food. Hook-like fangs grab and hold prey. Sharp and very powerful molars tear meat, crushing it into large pieces suitable for swallowing. But only. Don’t be like the yogis who chew one spoonful of rice ninety-nine times.By the way, almost the absolute majority of adult dogs prefer dry food with large granules that can be gnawed, or meat in a large piece, and not in the form of minced meat.
The next item is the stomach. This is where most of the protein is digested. Considering its relatively large size (55-60% of the total volume of the digestive tract) and a specific set of enzymes, it is easy to guess that this place was actually created for the digestion of meat. We add that stuffing it with porridge and vegetables leads to chronic gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa) and impaired production of enzymes and gastric juice.This means that the next “node” of the conveyor receives the “wrong Fedot”. It is also impossible to constantly feed the dog with low-quality proteins with a large amount of connective tissue (cartilage, tendons, spleen, lungs), vegetable protein (wheat, soy), since most of the protein is not broken down and, accordingly, is not absorbed, which further leads to increased the formation of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide (both are strong cellular poisons). The dog has to neutralize them by expensive metabolic processes in the liver.The constant increased load quickly leads to pathological changes in this important organ. In addition, large amounts of undigested protein cause dysbiosis in the large intestine.
– But from my practice, I know: a dog or a wolf in nature greedily stuffs the stomach not with meat, but, first of all, with the entrails of killed victims with all the contents. And then they eat this thing with meat.
– No contradiction! In the intestines of slain victims, grass and grains are practically digested and carefully processed with enzymes.This is a substance that is already ready for assimilation, little resembling soup or porridge in a saucepan. In fact, this is unformed manure, by eating which predators compensate for the lack of their own enzymes. Hence the rule: if your dog with the stubbornness of a maniac eats other people’s feces (human, horse) – his diet is categorically wrong! Such a dog is not a “food pervert” -caprophage *. She is being treated in such a seemingly disgusting way! And, of course, the owner of the dog is to blame for this. Oatmeal, legumes, especially – harmful barley are observed in the poop almost unchanged.You can just as well feed your dog “for satiety” with river sand or sawdust. If the need is compelling, then still remember: cereals (rice, buckwheat, sometimes “hercules”) should be boiled, like vegetables – stewed.
Sight No. 3 – the small intestine. Here, mainly, the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats and the absorption of nutrients take place. The digestibility of carbohydrates in a dog depends on their quality and quantity and should not be the basis of the diet. Cereals contain a large amount of carbohydrates.Starch cereals are mainly used for cereals. Starches in dogs are assimilated only with proper pre-processing, which, unfortunately, we cannot do at home. Excess undigested carbohydrates are transferred to the large intestine, which often leads to fermentation, gas and diarrhea or mushy stools. An excess of carbohydrates in food provokes the development of diabetes mellitus in dogs.
– Increased gas production is very interesting … We have already discussed vomiting, we have not yet reached the poop.Just somewhere in between, “gassing” occurs. What are the criteria for a qualitative assessment of gas production?
– Ideally, a healthy dog will hardly farts. And if it farts, then it is unobtrusive, quiet and imperceptible for the owner and his guests at the festive table. Clouds of “incense”, bubbling in the dog’s belly, especially sonorous – an alarming symptom if your dog farts frequently and suspiciously fetid. Nobody on earth farts with “flower aromas”, but even the nasty “fart” smells can vary greatly.A very pungent, sour, yeast smell of gases is either an indirect sign of a disease, or a signal about an improper diet! A smart veterinarian will not hesitate to ask you if your dog farts often or smelly. But we travel further through the digestive system.
The “first violins” of the small intestine are the pancreas and liver. They provide it with the necessary secrets and enzymes. The pancreas produces a basic secret that contains enzymes necessary for the assimilation of protein and carbohydrates.With the wrong ratio and frequent change of food, the development of chronic sluggish pancreatitis is possible.
Indirect symptoms of this disease can be frequent diarrhea, in which the dog’s stool is usually yellowish-brown in color with a pungent sour odor. – Turd is not a fart. You, Marina, suggest not only looking at the poop, but also … sniffing? To do this, you must, at least, bend down …
– My clients sometimes with surprise, sometimes with dismay, look at how I, putting on rubber gloves, study the poop brought to me for analysis.Everything is important in poop – the consistency, the color, and, sorry, the smell. These are three whales that give an idea of the “final product”. And each of these three components is highly informative for an experienced dietitian.
Ideally, your dog’s stool is liver pate, or in other words, a deep brown. Variations in the colors of this “pate” have a scientific basis and are due to the color of enzymes and secretions that process this poop even when it is in the gastrointestinal tract *. But further: The liver neutralizes substances harmful to the body.
The liver produces bile acids necessary for the breakdown of fat. Large amounts of untreated fat in the digestive tract are often the cause of diarrhea (diarrhea).
In case of liver diseases, feces are colorless. Constipation may alternate with diarrhea.
– More precisely, please. Discolored – too uninformative.
– Literally discolored. The turd is like in black and white cinema – light and not colored. Like cement. Faded gray, “deathly”, pale. Immediately retreat: if, through an oversight, the dog ate tubular bones with a porous internal structure, then its feces may look like a solid, dry, gray compressed substance.Such a turd falls on the asphalt with an audible sound. But such a chair usually happens once. We’re talking about liver diseases – hepatitis. And then the discolored stool can have a varied consistency, but will, as a rule, become discolored for a long time.
The last point of our journey is the large intestine. Here the body offers an “ecological niche” to typical bacteria that coexist with the dog’s body on mutually beneficial terms. They receive food by breaking down some of the otherwise indigestible substances (for example, fiber), and with the help of their metabolic products (vitamins, fatty acids), they supply the dog with vital substances.
The type of fiber affects the rate of movement of intestinal contents. Fiber is rapidly fermented – diarrhea occurs. Slowly – constipation is observed. Moderately (as expected) fermentable fiber ensures optimal fecal consistency.
Well, now we got to the main information substrate – the correct poop.
In a healthy body … a healthy turd is formed. It is well formed, without visible inclusions, does not stain the coat, smooth, with a damp sheen, dark brown in color, moderate odor and small volume.Defecation 1-3 times a day.
– Marina, point by point: both a wall newspaper and a museum apartment can be well decorated. Describe, as far as possible, the correct design of the poop. Her appearance? – A type of sausage of equal diameter along the entire length, corresponding to the diameter of the dog’s anus *. Especially excellent “sausage”, having landed vertically, retains its shape for some time. If the “sliced”, dense circles of this “sausage” fall out of the dog separately, then, most likely, there is not enough fiber in the diet.A wet sheen indicates proper fermentation of the fiber.
The following deviations from the science-based norm exist:
A. Decorated turd, but on top – the last, so to speak, stroke – liquid porridge. Dysbacteriosis. An infectious disease is possible.
B. Decorated turd, but with mucus. Sometimes bloody mucus. It happens with diseases of the large intestine and with helminthic invasion, as well as when feeding meat products with a large amount of connective tissue (veins, etc.)NS.).
B. Brown to yellow gruel with visible inclusions of undigested food with a sour odor. Defecation 2-5 times a day. A totally wrong diet.
D. Loose, dry, hard turd with a whitish bloom 1 time per day – exclude bones, cartilage and sinewy meat from the diet! The sight of these options should make you wary and consult a dietitian. “Something needs to be changed at the conservatory!” – as Zhvanetsky said. Attention! Danger! Urgently see a doctor!
A.Liquid, brown or greenish-brown puddle – such feces in combination with vomiting are at the beginning of very dangerous viral diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
B. Violent watery diarrhea, usually with mucus and bloody streaks.
B. Absence of stool for more than a day in combination with vomiting or with partial preservation of appetite. The dog eats something tasty, but there is no usual appetite.
– Marina, is it true that veterinarians recognize enteritis by the smell of feces?
– Unfortunately yes.Whoever smelled this smell at least once will never confuse it with anything. It is impossible to describe this sharp and specific stench. Enteritis is a deadly disease, and the smell (even if the feces have already been removed) persists for several hours.
To obtain a poop, impeccable in shape and content, you need :
1. Observe the correct ratio of nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals) from the point of view of science and scientific facts, and not from the point of view of “know-it-all dog”.
2. Use high quality, highly digestible foods recommended by veterinarian nutritionists, not gourmet neighbors or experimental vegetarians.
– Marina, how to learn how to make up rations for the townsfolk?
– If a man in the street can and wants to learn, he will study the recommended rations, tables of qualitative assessments of various food products, etc. And if not on the first dog, then on the second or third dog. If there is no time and effort for this, then I recommend ready-made rations – dry food.Maybe “expanded clay” does not seem like an appetizing food to the owner – a person, but I assure you, a good, high-quality super-premium class food is a guarantee that you will not ruin the dog’s health. Another rule: no matter how thick your wallet is, always get the best you can afford! Do not be lazy to read special literature on nutrition. For “straight” the last two COs.
Even if you are on a tight budget, try to feed the dog monotonously (do not “spoil” it “to the best of your ability”: today – a chicken head, tomorrow – with cheese crusts, etc.).NS.). The set of food products must be constant. Then the dog’s body will be able to “tune in to the wave.” And it can be “upset” if you neglect this rule.
Eliminate broths, milk, bones from the diet – forever!
And then the excellent quality end product of digestion and its direct manufacturer will delight the eye and your loving heart.
* caprophile – in love with feces
* caprophage – eating feces
* Gastrointestinal tract – gastrointestinal tract
* anus – anus
90,000 What to do if the turd is stuck in the bottom
- What are crackers and the reasons for their formation
- What are crackers on your hairy ass?
- Ways to prevent the appearance of crackers on the butt
- Hard feces – a norm or a pathology?
- Causes of constipation
- What to do with constipation?
- What if my child is constipated?
- Older people also need a nanny.
- Excursion to the zoo. Zeta’s blog on 7ya.ru
- Mom’s diary part 6. Madina268’s blog on 7ya.ru
- Stomach hurts: dysbiosis, colic, loose stools in a child.
- Mom, I’m bored .. Mothersway’s blog on 7th.ru
- Semyorochka !. Ivolga’s blog on 7ya.ru
- Diaper rash in a child: 9 most common reasons. Skin care.
- Why does the baby cry (collection of notes for my baby).
- From the reports of forensic experts.
- Cystitis, STDs or both .. Women’s health
- Bad urine. Child from birth to year
- The child has inflammation around the anus to a sore, help the 3rd.
- fish bone stuck in the throat ((. SP: gatherings
- Son already 3.2, and poops in his pants. Child from 3 to 7
Good day, dear reader. A site about poop is on air. And on the agenda is a very important topic – the topic of “crackers”. In this article, we will analyze several important issues, what are crackers, how they appear, what is the threat and how to prevent their appearance.
What are crackers and the reasons for their formation
Owners of hairy asses know what it is. And for those who do not know, we will tell you now.
Crackers are stool tangled in the hair growing in the area of your anus. When you poop, the turd comes out and voluntarily contacts them. This way, the hair bites into the turd, cutting off small pieces. Upon completion of the entire process, you wipe your ass, put on your pants and safely go about your business.And the poop remained!
What do crackers on your hairy ass lead to?
Over time, the remains of poop simply dry out on the hair. And, it would seem, everything is fine, but not quite. We have already discussed the topic of chirkash on shorts, and so these same rusks will leave chirkash on shorts. Also, if the crackers are large enough, then you may smell like shit.
Ways to prevent the appearance of crackers on the ass
Now we will tell you as many as 2 ways that will help you avoid the formation of dried poop on your ass.
The first method. Hairy Rear Wiping Technique
One of the ways to get rid of dried poop on the butt is a special ass wiping technique. And now we will tell you about it.
The essence is as follows:
First, you wipe your butt in the standard way. After everything is ready, you begin to peel off the poop from your hair. To do this, you need to make a toilet paper blank. We unwind a small amount of paper and fold it in half.Then we take it in our hand so that the index and middle fingers hold it on one side, and the thumb on the other. We bend the product a little. After that, grab the hair with the paper and make a kind of pulling motion. Hair may come off in the process. The main thing is not to grab the hair too much with paper, otherwise you will pull out everything. We carry out this procedure until there are no traces of poop on the paper.
Second method. Shave hair nafig
The second way to get rid of crackers is to shave off your hair.This method has an undoubted advantage over the first one – for a while, until the hair grows back, you will not have crackers at all. If your hair is too long, you can trim it with scissors and then start shaving.
Now you know several effective methods that will allow you to get rid of dried poop on your hair and prevent their appearance. Using these techniques, you no longer have to dry crackers in your panties.
We hope our advice will make your life easier.Relief!
It is good and pleasant to use wet wipes for intimate hygiene in order to clean the anus from the remains of feces after defecation outside the house – in a public toilet, in nature, in an abandoned building, etc. In this case, wet intimate wipes will thoroughly clean the hair. in the place where the buttocks are closed.
Fucker, wash your point with water and there will be no problems
Problems with going to the toilet are not uncommon for adults and children. Hard feces simply cannot leave the intestines, or it causes pain when leaving, from which a person deliberately suppresses reflexes to defecate.
In this case, it is necessary to thin the feces as soon as possible, so that this unpleasant condition passes quickly and all body functions are restored. How to soften feces at home will be described in this article.
Is solid feces normal or pathological?
Normally, a person’s intestines form tight and dense feces. At the exit to the rectum, it already has an even more dense state. Thick poop is relatively dense in humans. If it is slightly softer, then this is also the norm, since each person’s feces will have their own shape (feces may be soft or slightly hardened, but not stone).
One ”of the main causes of constipation and diarrhea is the use of various drugs . To improve bowel function after taking medications, you need to drink a simple remedy every day .
Causes of constipation
In an adult, constipation occurs often, sometimes people simply do not pay attention to it and, if there is no serious pathology, then everything quickly returns to normal.
But you should not hope for a miracle, you need to find out why the feces have hardened, and try to no longer allow the formation of constipation.
Reasons for the formation of excessively dense feces:
- Insufficient fluid intake leads to the fact that water from the feces is absorbed into the intestines and the fecal lump becomes too hard;
- non-compliance with the diet, when a person practically does not consume fiber, but prefers meat and semi-finished products, then the feces become completely very dense;
- during pregnancy and after childbirth, a woman may experience constipation due to hormonal imbalance and a large load on the intestines;
- A sedentary lifestyle leads to a weakening of intestinal motility and hard feces slowly move forward, which brings significant inconvenience;
- Some drugs can reduce intestinal tone, which will cause constipation;
- if the feces slowly pass through the intestines or even stand in it, then the cause may be a tumor or other neoplasm that prevents a person from going to the toilet normally;
- Stress and sudden changes can also lead to the formation of hard feces, here it is important to quickly establish the emotional background;
- A number of chronic and acute intestinal diseases (enteritis, IBS, colitis, proctitis, dysbiosis) can also lead to the formation of hard feces.
What to do in this case, only a doctor can tell, so it is important not to bring it to a critical state, and as early as possible to understand why the problem has arisen, and to eliminate this factor.
E. Malysheva’s recipe for constipation
Dear ones, to normalize digestion and stool, remove constipation, not expensive pills will help you, but the simplest folk, long-forgotten recipe. Write down rather, brew 1 tbsp. spoon.
What to do with constipation?
Treat constipation as quickly as possible.Painful excretion of feces, abdominal pain, nausea, weakness – these are only the first symptoms of the disease, and then it will only get worse. To go to the toilet in a big way, you need to take certain measures, take thinning and emollients, and not hope for self-recovery.
To make stools regular and softer feces will help:
- Laxatives – softening of feces will occur quickly and the body can easily be cleansed of accumulated feces, the main thing is to choose the right medicine.
- Thins feces very well enema , but this technique is not allowed for everyone, and it has a bad effect on the intestines. Therefore, they soften the feces in this way only as a last resort and only if there are no contraindications.
- Softening folk remedies have proven themselves well since ancient times. Such substances do not act immediately, but the small and large intestines do not suffer from their intake. A large selection of laxative foods allows you to choose not only healthy, but also delicious food.
A laxative that softens feces is quite easy to purchase at a pharmacy, but it is sometimes difficult to choose the right one. Laxatives are selected depending on the reason for the constipation.
If constipation is caused by stress or moving, then you can choose fast-acting preparations based on senna or buckthorn, castor oil. Such drugs should not be used often, as they can cause intestinal atony.But they work very well.
Various oils can also be taken to liquefy feces and stimulate intestinal motility. Linseed oil, mineral oil and petroleum jelly will do a great job, but these drugs should not be zealous either.
If constipation is chronic and the stool is persistently hard, osmotic substances can alleviate it. They work in the intestine itself, leading to an influx of water, not an outflow, as a result of which the stool becomes softer.The liquefied feces pass more easily through the intestines and respond more quickly to peristalsis.
Lactulose-based products are also effective for chronic constipation, they are not addictive. Duphalac softens feces by colonizing the intestines with beneficial bacteria that improve bowel function. Its other analogues work as well and can be consumed for a long time.
The use of enemas should be infrequent, it is advisable to use them only when nothing else helps or in case of acute constipation.
The water must be warm.
You can make enemas from a decoction of chamomile or other herbs, but you need to consult your doctor before using them.
Some contraindications should be taken into account:
- lactation period;
- rectal tumors;
- severe bowel disease.
Many different remedies are used to relieve constipation:
What do Israeli proctologists say about constipation?
Constipation is very dangerous and very often it is the first symptom of hemorrhoids! Few people know, but getting rid of it is very simple.Just 3 cups of this tea a day will relieve you of constipation, flatulence and other problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
- Beetroot is an excellent stool softener. If you eat it boiled and with the addition of vegetable oils before bedtime, then by the morning the effect will already be noticeable.
- Wheat bran improves the digestion process itself and, due to the presence of fiber in them, makes the stool softer. It is best to use such bran with fermented milk products, then the result will be much more effective.
- Black elderberry perfectly softens feces. Pour two tablespoons of elderberry fruit with boiled warm water (200 ml) and let it brew. A third of the glass is drunk at night.
- Knotweed is poured with boiling water (a handful of seeds for half a liter of water) and boiled for five minutes. For a day, the broth is infused and drunk the next day before and after lunch.
- Rowan also does an excellent job with hard feces. Rowan broth should be drunk in the morning on an empty stomach so that it has time to take effect.
One of the main causes of constipation or diarrhea is malnutrition .Therefore, to improve bowel function, you need to drink simple every day.
What if my child is constipated?
To eliminate constipation in a child, use the following methods:
- massage the abdomen clockwise before eating;
- proper nutrition of a nursing mother;
- candles for softening feces in children’s dosage;
Lack of fluid intake is one of the main causes of constipation.To get rid of it in 3 days, you need to drink a simple remedy every day.
How to eliminate constipation should be decided by the patient after consulting a doctor, since a rash action or taking medications can only worsen the general condition and lead to the progression of constipation, and not its elimination.
Even neglected constipation and flatulence can be cured at home, without diets and hospitals. Just remember to drink once a day.
Older people also need a nanny.
Today, it is not uncommon for a nanny to be invited into a family not only to preschoolers or younger students. More and more often you can find announcements that a nanny is needed for a child who has already entered the period of adolescence. Situations in life are different: someone works late or often goes on business trips – and, of course, does not want the teenager to stay at home alone, someone takes a lot of time with younger children, so you need a reliable person who will devote enough time …
Excursion to the zoo. Zeta’s blog at 7ya.ru
Guide (on his last gasp trying to attract the attention of the bored audience) – pay your attention to the rabbit – she gave birth to 25 of her own and adopted 25 other people’s rabbits! She wrote a book and opened a charitable foundation. The audience, sighing sympathetically for a minute, moves disinterestedly along the enclosure. But our elephant is a completely unique elephant – he makes engravings on rice grains with his back left foot! The audience, yawning, says “wow” and, without stopping, goes on.And what do you have.
You have something so boring, I brought you some sparkling fun):
You are no longer fat
Is your estrogen dry?
It’s not so bad, sisters
you can fix the joint
take a needle and thread
And stitch by stitch
Become a daisy again
Feminine again, moreover!
If the features have become coarse
Motor skills began to suffer
You are ill with courage
We must start embroidering!
Sew mittens and hats!
Wash a bud on your jacket!
You will be all right
The female hormone will rise.
The butt becomes elastic
Do you hear how the breasts are growing?
Not ssy, dear friend
Prolactin will save us!
Mom’s diary part 6. Blog of the user madina268 on 7ya.ru
05/01/07 (8 months 11 days) She is still sick, but she runs and plays. She has been dancing for a long time when the music plays and sings along, but today especially, she does not just wave her hands, but twists her brushes in all directions, very beautiful. Favorite song “Good night kids” and Song from the movie “Plot”. 02.05.07 (8 months 12 days) Angelina gave mom an ata-ta. I was making the bed and turned out to be back to her, she stood in the crib, and began to spank me on the butt. 05/03/07 (8 months 13 days) I lost Angelina under the table, she.
Stomach hurts: dysbiosis, colic, loose stools in a child.
Rash, jaundice, stool problems and breastfeeding: 5 questions
. What does the diagnosis “dysbiosis” mean and how to treat it? What is most often meant by gastrointestinal disorders in a baby? This is primarily foamy, watery, and frequent, sour-smelling stools with mucus, greens and undigested lumps, which as a result can lead to irritation around the anus.The baby may worry during feeding, and his stomach is actively bubbling. For a breastfed baby, this is a variant of the norm. However, parents are often intimidated by such a chair. In this case, doctors often suggest taking a stool test for dysbiosis. There is only one problem: it is rather difficult to assemble such an analysis correctly. And what is in the nursery.
. The baby may worry during feeding, and his stomach is actively bubbling. For a breastfed baby, this is a variant of the norm. However, parents are often intimidated by such a chair.In this case, doctors often suggest taking a stool test for dysbiosis. There is only one problem: it is rather difficult to assemble such an analysis correctly. And the fact that, as a result, an increased content of various pathogenic flora is found in children’s poop is often only a consequence of improper collection, transportation and storage of the analysis. In addition, the presence of pathogenic flora in the form of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and other bacteria, in principle, is the norm for any living organism, and its amount can be very different.It depends on age, type of food and etc.
Mom, I’m bored .. Mothersway’s blog on 7ya.ru
Mom, I’m bored! A familiar phrase, isn’t it? Moreover, regardless of the age of the child. At the same time, it is difficult to find a mother who does not dream that the child will play and occupy himself. Only now we do not always remember that the phenomenon of boredom is a necessary condition for the transition to the next stage – the stage of creative play and creative pursuits. Creativity begins with the question “What would I like?” I would like to note that by nature a person is very curious.With a properly organized environment, the little man s.
Seven !. Ivolga’s blog on 7ya.ru
Sasha is already 7 months old! I don’t even know what to write))) I didn’t crawl. He sits well, but it has been for a long time, he likes to sit and play, earlier he could occupy himself on a long-term basis, now it is worse with this matter. Well, the truth is, no, no, yes, it will fall over, but it bends over, returns to the sitting position confidently. Recently I learned to crawl from a sitting position onto my stomach. On all fours it stands well, it becomes bearish, like push-ups, it’s so cool))) but it won’t crawl in any way)) however.
Diaper rash in a child: 9 most common causes. Skin care.
. Candidiasis (thrush) occurs in babies whose mothers have genital and nipple thrush or are taking antibiotics while continuing to breastfeed. As a rule, candida primarily affects the baby’s oral mucosa, which manifests itself in the form of inflammation – redness, swelling of the mucous membranes, and white plaque in the oral cavity. Over time, the process can spread, affecting the rest of the mucous membranes and the skin around the anus.In some cases, candidiasis is not the root cause of diaper rash, but arises from a violation of the barrier function of the damaged skin. Treatment in this case can only be prescribed by a doctor, since antifungal agents are prescribed for candidiasis. What to do if diaper rash occurs? Dryness and cleanliness are the key to quick and successful treatment.
Why does the baby cry (collection of notes for my baby).
Pain If crying turns into a scream accompanied by an unusual facial expression, then most likely the baby is tormented by abdominal pain.Crying with abdominal pain is characterized by a piercing cry of a child. If you notice that the baby has a slightly swollen belly, then this indicates a problem associated with intestinal colic that occurs in the first three months of life. This phenomenon is caused by a reflex increase in bowel movements (in medicine, referred to as peristals) due to a large hit.
From the protocols of forensic experts.
140) The legs are extended along the body. 139) Pezdnag with ten pockets with a lot of handkerchief.138) The eyes look high (from the description of the corpse). 137) I am sending you a corpse to live and maintain. 136) On the right, along the postero-axillary line, there is a wound below the 13th rib. 135) Stolen chickens, including 14 heads, partially died, partially died. 134) Wound of the right eyelid of the upper eye. 133) Bruising in the area of wearing the watch. 132) The case of the fucking and murder of citizen Ivanova (from the criminal case on the fact.
Cystitis, STDs, or both .. Women’s Health
I don’t know what to do anymore.For many years there was a measured sex life with one man 1-2 times a week. It so happened that the sexual partner changed dramatically. Sex has become very intense 1-2 times a day for a month and a half. Literally from the first days of the change of partner, cystitis began to worry, she began to take uroseptics and an antibiotic of general action. The situation worsened, they were taken to the hospital, they did a urine test, they said that he had runny cystitis, they prescribed cifloproxacin, and he took it off right away.
Bad urine. Child from birth to
I’m tired…. Morally tired. We had an epic with dysplasia, borderline condition, 4 orthopedists and 3 radiologists, ultrasound, X-ray .. Nerves and money – the sea was gone .. Until the end was not resolved, so, on Friday again to the doctor .. And now a new show – passed urine, wanted to be vaccinated. The result is bad, bacteria, leukocytes, nitrites. We did an ultrasound of the kidneys and urinary tract – everything is fine. Have passed urine – again bad. Today I handed over again, washed Aliska even more thoroughly (before that, I didn’t wash well, it seems), I’m waiting for the result, huh.
The child has inflammation around the anus to a sore, help the 3rd.
My son is 5 years old, and earlier in this area he got inflamed for no reason, we follow the hygiene, we try to wash it right after the toilet. But they took me on a train, maybe it happened so, it got very inflamed, sometimes the stool was bloody, they tried methyluracil, solcoseryl, clotrimazole themselves, the surgeon prescribed the eplan, then it will calm down a little, but now even like small weeping sores. We even took a course from parasites. I do not know which doctor to go to yet, we live in the region, there is one doctor for both adults and children.
fish bone stuck in throat ((.SP: get-togethers
yesterday, I was tormented, I thought I scratched it, but I saw her ((went to the lore. Hold your fists.
I’ll tell you for the future. Last summer, too, the bone got stuck – what I just did not do with it – I climbed with tweezers, my daughter was also poking around – she was tormented all night, she was afraid to fall asleep.
It was in the village. the next day my son-in-law and I traveled 5! hospitals and medical centers. We started from Zaraisk (a dacha there), then to Lukhovitsy, and finally they helped me in the Kolomna hospital. In the previous ones there was no ENT!
In general, in the end, the doctor scolded me a lot, for trying to get it herself – she scooped out everything there, it was swollen and I couldn’t see where and what at all (by the way, I couldn’t see anything from the very beginning, only a sensation).And he also sarcastically asked: did you push with a pink salmon too?
Well, of course, this is the first folk remedy for bone stuck (my father-in-law almost fed me a loaf, yeah).
So, in no case is a humpback, it pushes it even deeper, it is also impossible with tweezers (well, if only you can see it directly, the bone). It is necessary to wrap a bandage / gauze around the finger and gently move it from the bottom up – the bone will catch on and pop out.
in other cases it is better to see a doctor.
The son-in-law who drove me to hospitals was surprised – his wife always pulls him out with tweezers, but he gets stuck somewhere in the area of the tonsils.and in my throat, as soon as you crawl, the emetic reflex works.
so that to those who wrote it, it is not always possible by themselves.
and why I was afraid to fall asleep at night – about 5-7 years ago my brother got a bone in his throat, my mother called the hospital, an ambulance (she did not call!) Arrived in 5 minutes. they said that it is very dangerous, swelling may begin and the person will suffocate.
In the morning I found out the details from my mother – it turns out that I was talking about the children, it is not so dangerous for adults. but I was afraid to sleep.
Girls, thank you)) I went, got out! The doctor praised that I myself did not.I entered very deeply. processed, prescribed rinses.
And with fish I have no luck at all ((then I get poisoned, then there are bones. Eh.
Son already 3.2, and poops in his pants. Child from 3 to 7
What to do, no persuasion, explanations do not help, neither poop on the pot nor into the toilet on the seat, I skimmed through here, mostly about problems with pee-peers, night-time there or in general. He wants to poop, hides in the corners and shouts from there “Mommy, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, go for a walk,” if I pick him up and rush to the toilet, screams like a cut.He walks himself, says how to poop in a pot and what good fellows are those who poop, but he himself runs from the pot as if from fire. There are no problems with writing, from 2 years old he has been peeing standing at least on.
90,000 Does a cat need to wash its bottom and how to do it correctly? 💧
Do cats wash their butts?
The instinct in cats is the desire to lick in all places, so as not to smell, so as not to scare away the victim and not to attract a larger predator. Therefore, cats are clean animals.But many cat owners are faced with the problem that their cat or cat either does not wash its bottom at all, or does it, but badly. For example, my cat is very clean. She will lick herself all over from head to toe a million times. But at the same time, she is also squeamish. Therefore, she loves to wash her ass only when she is already clean. Sometimes he licks the wool around a couple of times, as if for show, but does not touch the very place. And once she bit out the adhering feces from wool and spat it with relish at a distance of half a meter from herself with a displeased look.So seals, like people, are not alien to a squeamish attitude towards their feces.
This is understandable: would you like to eat shit? And cats don’t want to. But they have to, since it is assigned to them by a difficult cat fate. At the same time, there are individuals who do not want to put up with this fate, therefore, apparently, they hope that everything will fall off sooner or later. Although some do not expect mercy from nature and begin to ride their booty on the floor in order to get rid of the excess. Also, the animal can rush around the apartment at a gallop to throw off the stuck.And sometimes a cat has diarrhea or feces cling to the wool – and here any, even the cleanest, animal is not able to cope alone. Let’s talk about all such cases and how to help your pet.
The cat has diarrhea
If your cat has something wrong with digestion, for example, he is poisoned, then diarrhea may occur. As a rule, this leads to the fact that the cat’s bottom becomes dirty after all the work. And sometimes not only the priest…
In this case, the owner does not need to wait for mercy from fate: the priest must be washed along with the wool around and not wait for the cat to do it himself. Firstly, it still won’t wash normally if it gets very dirty. Secondly, if he has poisoning, dangerous substances and bacteria can be released along with the feces – they are undesirable to get back into the body.
Solution: Do not try to wipe diarrhea with a rag or paper. These are half measures that can only aggravate the situation.Place the pet in the sink or in the bathroom, and then drain the warm water onto the bottom while holding the cat in front with your other hand. It is advisable to use a good cat shampoo and do everything with disposable gloves.
The cat’s shit stuck to the fur – what to do?
This happens not only with long-haired cats. As a rule, this is either an accident, when the cat picked up shit in the process of instillation, or when it sat down unsuccessfully, or it is the result of an incorrect consistency of feces.Ideally, the bowel movement should come out without difficulty and be sufficiently formed so that it doesn’t stick. But if there is a deviation in the liquid side, or the feces become, as it were, a little viscous and sticky, it will stick.
Solution: it is worth revising the cat’s diet, and either wash the wool with shit or cut it off with scissors. Of course, very carefully so as not to cut the skin.
Shit stuck in the anus
If the anus is not just dirty, but something is stuck in it, then either it is a worm, or the shit did not come out to the end, or there is a foreign body that cannot come out.You will most likely recognize the worm immediately. Although sometimes it is confused with clogged para-anal glands or eaten threads.
Solution: If you are faced with a situation of a worm or a piece of feces sticking out of the anus, the best way out is to use a cotton swab. It is preferable to put on disposable gloves. Gently pry the sticking out with a stick and pull it out by hand. Never use forceps to pull!
We act differently with protruding threads, ribbons and rain: they need to be cut with scissors, and not pulled, because.because you can damage the intestines. The next batch will come out on its own.
Often the cat eats up human hair – and it is they who get stuck in the anus. You can try to pull the hair out with your hands: they will not cause harm when pulled. But if the hair does not want to come out when you pull it, then it can be trimmed too.
How to remove dried shit from a kitten’s pope? Can kittens wash their butts?
Most often, cat owners are faced with a situation where the cat after the toilet, in principle, everything is fine, but the anus is a little dirty.Sometimes the contamination is so slight that you think you should wash it or not touch it at all? In this case, it is really better not to touch it.
But if the contamination is too noticeable, you can use a cotton pad or cotton swab – they can be pre-moistened in water or vegetable oil (you can use fish oil). Thus, you will kill two birds with one stone: remove the pollution yourself and make the cat lick it. The smell of the oil will remind you to wash. Some owners do not even wipe the dirty anus, but simply drop a couple of drops of oil there, so that the animal will do everything on its own.
The second method, how to wash a kitten’s butt after the toilet, is suitable in a situation where a lot of feces have stuck: put the cat in the bathroom or washbasin and wash the butt under running water. Sometimes it is also necessary to wash the paws and tail, which are dirty.
90,000 4 ways to analyze faeces – Defecation (Stool)
Stool analysis is an extremely common diagnostic tool used by healthcare professionals.The information obtained from these tests helps diagnose a variety of diseases of the digestive system, from parasitic infections to colorectal cancer. Changes in bowel movements can also serve as early warning signs that you can check at home to tell you when to see your doctor. To identify abnormal stools, you first need to know what healthy stools look like.
Method one of 4: Looking at shape and size
one Estimate the length of your chair. The optimal bowel movement should be about 12 inches. Stools that are significantly shorter, such as round granules, indicate constipation. Increase your fiber intake and stay hydrated.
2 Consider the width of your chair. If your stool starts to narrow continuously, talk to your doctor. Thinning of the intestines and obstruction of the large intestine. Your intestines may be blocked by a foreign object, such as another buttock or a tumor.
3 Pay attention to the consistency of your stool. Your bowel movements should be smooth, firm and slightly fluffy.
- Irregular bowel movements can be caused by a wide range of health problems, including infection, inflammation, malabsorption of nutrients, or even psychological stress.
- Lumpy, hard and difficult stools indicate constipation.
Method 2 of 4: Color Check
One Determine the base color of your chair. The ideal color is medium brown, but there may be some variation in healthy people.
- A green or yellow stool is usually caused by a bowel movement that is too fast, as in mild diarrhea. Bile, the main pigment in feces, first turns green and eventually turns brown.
- Pale gray or yellow stool may indicate liver disease.
2 Look for traces of blood. Note the red or jet black chair.
- A bright red color indicates late gastrointestinal bleeding, probably from the colon or anus. This type of bleeding usually indicates minor health problems such as minor inflammation or hemorrhoids. It can also rarely be a sign of cancer. Talk to your doctor if this happens multiple times or if your bowel movements become painful.
- For bleeding from the digestive system, such as from the stomach or small intestine, the faeces are extremely dark red or black in color.It will also have a sticky, tar-like consistency. If you have this type of stool, see your doctor. This can be a sign of many serious problems, from peptic ulcers to bowel cancer.
- Beets can also turn faeces red. However, beet red is fairly easy to distinguish from blood red. If the red has a tinge of purple or fuchsia, it’s almost certainly from beets or food coloring, not blood.
3 Try not to be intimidated by other unusual colors if they do not disappear. Almost all temporary causes of stool discoloration are associated with food coloring. Even if you don’t remember eating a particular color, the dyes can be hidden or masked by other colors that break down more easily. Food coloring can also interact with other pigments in the digestive tract, resulting in unexpected results. Advertising
Method 3 of 4: Considering other attributes
one Track your bowel movements. A healthy digestive system results in “regular” bowel movements. However, “ordinary” is a relative term. Determine your usual frequency of bowel movements to be aware of changes that may be early signs of a health problem.
- Typically, the normal frequency of bowel movements ranges from once every three days to three times a day. Diarrhea is defined as more than three toilet visits in one day. Conversely, constipation occurs when bowel movements occur more than three days apart.
2 Determine the buoyancy of the chair. Healthy faeces should drain slowly to the bottom of the toilet. If your bowels stop easily, your diet is likely to be very high in fiber.
- Pancreatitis causes lipid malabsorption resulting in fatty, floating stools. This stool is very oily, and immiscible droplets are discharged into the toilet.
3 Look for a particularly foul-smelling stool. No smell will be pleasant. In fact, a pungent odor can indicate healthy gut flora. However, with certain health problems, feces smell much stronger than usual. These include bloody stools, infectious diarrhea, and malabsorption syndromes. Advertising
Method 4 of 4: Understanding Newborns
One Don’t be intimidated by meconium. A baby’s first bowel movement, called meconium, usually goes away within 24 hours of birth.The meconium is dark green to black, thick and sticky. It consists of discarded cells and debris that has accumulated in the womb. Your baby should be more normal within two to four days.
2 Check consistency. As a newborn’s digestive system matures, his stool is very different from what is considered healthy in older children and adults. Because of the liquid diet, healthy baby stools are not hard and should have the consistency of peanut butter or pudding.Formula-fed babies typically excrete thicker, more voluminous feces than breastfed babies.
- Diarrhea in infants is very watery and can run through the diaper onto the baby’s back. Call your doctor if your child has diarrhea and is younger than 3 months old, has diarrhea for more than a day, or has other symptoms such as fever.
- Hard stools are signs of constipation. The accidental appearance of pebbled diapers is not a cause for concern, but if it happens often, see your doctor.Severe constipation may be associated with diarrhea if the watery stool extends beyond the solid blockage.
3 Note the color. Children’s stools are usually lighter in color and can range from yellow, green, to light brown. Don’t be intimidated by the color change. As your child’s digestive system matures, changes in enzyme production and transit time will add variety.
- Dark brown is a sign of constipation.
- Black stools after removal of meconium may indicate bleeding. Small black spots that look like poppy seeds are most likely caused by swallowing blood from an irritated nipple. Don’t be alarmed if your child is taking iron supplements, as they also cause black stools.
- A very pale yellow or chalky gray color may indicate liver problems or infection.
4 Remember the frequency. A healthy newborn baby will have 1 to 8 bowel movements each day, an average of 4.As with adults, each child will have their own “normal” rhythm. However, talk to your doctor if your formula-fed baby has less than one bowel movement per day, or a breastfed baby has a bowel movement less than once every 10 days.
5 Pay attention to the smell. Your baby’s stool should smell less harsh, almost sweet. For bottle-fed babies, it is normal for the stool to smell stronger than breastfed babies.When your child starts eating solid foods, the bowel movements should become more like an adult’s. Advertising
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- Question. Is liquid feces normal? Dale Procupec, M.D.
Certified Physician and Gastroenterologist Dale Procupec, M.D., is a board-certified physician and gastroenterologist in private practice in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Prokupek is also a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).Dr. Prokupek has over 25 years of medical experience and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, stomach and colon, including chronic hepatitis C, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, anal warts and digestive system diseases associated with chronic immunodeficiency. He holds a BS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a M.D. from the College of Wisconsin Medical. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Gastroenterology Fellowship at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.Dale Prokupek, M.D. Answer by a board certified general practitioner and gastroenterologist. Easily disintegrating or mostly runny stools indicate diarrhea. I suggest that you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
- Question: I pooped healthy, but it was slow and painful to come out. It was a normal healthy brown. Please tell me what this means? You may be mildly constipated, watch what you consume, eat more fiber, and drink plenty of water.If this continues, talk to your doctor.
- Question How can I find out why I have diarrhea? You may not be able to find the exact cause, but you can make an educated guess based on your symptoms. If diarrhea is your only problem, then you probably just ate something that upset your stomach. If you have other symptoms such as dizziness, fever, or nausea, you may have some kind of bacterial or viral disease. Finally, if it’s a regular and persistent problem, you may have a digestive upset such as irritable bowel syndrome.
- Question: Why did blood flow from my anus after I went to the bathroom? You may have pressed too hard or have hemorrhoids. If the bleeding persists, see your doctor.
- Question: My poop is explosive and is a golden brown goo. What should I do? You may have mucus in your feces, or you may have IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome) or other digestive problems. See your doctor.
- Question: I always poop from 5 to 7 pieces.What should I do? Sounds relatively normal. If you are concerned that you may be constipated, talk to your doctor.
- Question: My feces are tiny lumps, at first almost seed-like and hard, and tend to remain in the rectum after passing through normal stools. What should I do? As you describe it, it looks like you have constipation. Drink plenty of water and eat foods high in fiber. See your doctor if your condition does not improve after a week.
- Question: From time to time my feces become liquid. This is bad? Diarrhea is normal from time to time, but if it occurs frequently or is accompanied by pain, see your doctor.
- Question: My mom has constipation and bloody stools. Is it worth worrying because she’s so much older? Yes. You should talk to your doctor and advise her to include more fiber in her diet and drink plenty of water.
- Q: Why does my poop sometimes get stuck? Derek Lee If it’s stuck in your anus, you’re probably constipated.If it is healthy but still comes out firmly, see your doctor. If it gets stuck in the toilet, it could mean that you poop too much at once. If so, try pooping more often.
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White dots in feces: possible causes, treatment
Dog feces.It may not be the most enjoyable topic, but healthy dog stool is often a sign of a healthy animal. Observing your pet’s stool parameters can be a good way to identify any health problems. Let’s take a look at what separates normal canine stool from abnormal stool, which may indicate deeper health problems. A dog’s stool has four main parameters: color, content, consistency, and coverage.
Healthy dog feces should be chocolate brown.Most people will hardly see anything there without a microscope. Healthy dog feces should be slightly hard in consistency, like a sculpting mass. Ideally, it should be in the shape of a log with small cracks. If you wanted to roll it up, it would disintegrate into small pieces. Finally, healthy stool has no surface coating at all. So if your dog has chocolate brown, slightly hard, uncoated bowel movements with nothing sticking out of it, then you’re fine.
However, look for signs that may indicate a health problem.Again, the four parameters of your dog’s stool can help you determine if they may be sick.
While not very pleasant, the fastest way to detect any irregularities is to examine your pet’s stool while it is fresh. When you pick up dog feces from the grass, they shouldn’t leave any residue behind. The mucous membrane often indicates inflammation of the colon and is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you notice this mucus in your dog’s stool for several days in a row, you should see your veterinarian to determine next steps.Here’s a simple guide on how to tell if your pet has health problems by stool color:
When assessing stool consistency, most veterinarians use a scale of one to seven, where one is very hard, almost dry, and seven is very liquid. Accordingly, the optimal consistency corresponds to number two on the scale. However, if your dog’s stool is slightly soft, don’t be alarmed. Just watch for softer and softer stools and freeze a few samples in case you need to take your dog to the veterinarian.It is important to bring healthy stool samples for regular check-ups so that when your pet develops signs of unhealthy stool, the veterinarian has something to compare it to.
If a dog has apparently healthy stools, but it has other signs of illness, refusal to eat, vomiting, lethargy, etc. If you place a stool sample under a microscope or do other tests, you can learn a lot of useful information.
Chances are good that you have found many different ways to clean up dog excrement in your yard or while walking.When it comes to cleaning up feces, there is no shortage of tools for this – there are scoops and special biodegradable bags. Therefore, when collecting a sample of healthy or unhealthy dog feces to take to your veterinarian, be sure to use a clean bag. Pick up the sample carefully and place in a clean, shallow plastic container with a lid.
Store the sample frozen until you reach your veterinarian. If the stool is too runny to pick up, be sure to take some clear pictures with your phone camera to show the doctor the consistency.You can also try collecting some liquid stool in a container using a clean stick or a plastic spoon.
Never take a stool sample that has been exposed to heat or grass for a long time. These specimens may contain dirt or parasites that were not originally present in the stool. One last thing to watch out for is to clean up the dog poop as quickly as possible.
If there are too many of them in the backyard, sooner or later the dog will start eating them. In addition, it can pose a threat to public health, as dog excrement can seep into groundwater and contaminate water sources.
It should also be noted that you should always wash your hands after removing excrement, even if you have worn gloves or put a bag on your hand. Remember, your dog’s stool says a lot about his health. Responsible owners should follow these tips to better understand their dog and its health:
Dog feces are not a pleasant topic of conversation, but they can be a good indicator of your dog’s overall health. Early detection of signs of illness can help keep her healthy.Chrissy Klinger is a pet owner who happily lives under the same roof with her furry family members, two children and her husband.
When she is free from teaching, writing or blogging, Chrissy enjoys spending time with her family. Chrissy is committed to writing articles that help pet owners live more active and meaningful lives with their pets.
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Content features to watch out for Worms.They can be long and thin or look like small grains of rice. But you should only pay attention to this if they are present in a fresh sample.
If a chair is outside for some time, the worms can simply get to it. Large hairballs in your stool can be a sign of excessive licking, allergies, or skin problems. Pay attention to how often you see hair in your stool and discuss this with your veterinarian. Foreign objects.In your dog’s chair, you can sometimes find grass, plastic, stones, cloth and even money, because dogs from time to time can swallow some random things.
If you notice strange objects in your pet’s stool, you may need to consult your veterinarian about the need for a thorough examination or even an X-ray. It so happens that foreign objects get stuck in the digestive tract of dogs and have to be removed surgically. This is why it is best to contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice pieces of tissue or plastic in your dog’s stool.Features of the coating When you pick up dog feces from the grass, they should not leave any traces behind.
Color A simple guide on how to tell if your pet has a health problem by stool color: Brown. A healthy puppy’s bowel movements should be chocolate brown.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Dog Feces
Diarrhea is a pathological condition in which feces liquefy with frequent acts of defecation.The danger of loose stools lies in the fact that the body is excreted fluid necessary for normal functioning and dehydration may occur. Common causes of diarrhea are acute intestinal infections, poisoning and intestinal dysbiosis. The color of the stool also plays an important role, but what to do if white diarrhea appears.
To determine the nature of the origin of black dots and threads in the stool in a child, remember what he ate over the past three days.So, if you find black strings in the child’s feces in the photo, then most likely the baby has recently eaten a banana, apple, or prune pear. But black grains in feces, as a rule, appear after eating raspberries, currants, persimmons, kiwi and poppy seed buns. If we talk about black dots in the feces of a child of any age, then the reason for their occurrence may be an excess of iron in the diet, as well as taking certain medications. Perhaps you often feed your baby eggs, liver and other offal?
Impurities in feces: 5 signs that should alert you
Dog feces.It may not be the most enjoyable topic, but healthy dog stool is often a sign of a healthy animal. Observing your pet’s stool parameters can be a good way to identify any health problems. Let’s take a look at what separates normal canine stool from abnormal stool, which may indicate deeper health problems. A dog’s stool has four main parameters: color, content, consistency, and coverage. Healthy dog feces should be chocolate brown.Most people will hardly see anything there without a microscope. Healthy dog feces should be slightly hard in consistency, like a sculpting mass.
The original stool in a newborn child has a very thick and viscous consistency, and is dark brown, almost black, in color. These are feces that appear in a baby immediately after birth.
The child has white grains in the feces photo
The color, texture and composition of stool speaks volumes about a person’s health and their digestive system.White specks are not normal and may be a sign of a serious medical condition. An urgent medical diagnosis is needed if the problem persists for more than a week. In a medical diagnosis or examination, the color, texture and appearance of the stool can tell a lot about a person’s health.
Some of them are weighty reasons for going to the clinic and examining. The appearance of impurities or foreign inclusions in it can be due to both the nature of the diet and the development of diseases.
Before starting treatment, it is important to find out why a person’s stool became light and with what disease this symptom appeared. Normal, brown stool in humans is associated with the liver’s production of bilirubin, which is a component of bile. And if pathological processes have begun in the gallbladder or liver, people have white poop. This is not the norm. Therefore, when the feces have changed their color, it is necessary to visit a doctor. Also, the causes of colorless stools can be:Having determined what the light stool may be from, it is important to know the accompanying symptoms that indicate certain signs of the disease.