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Suggest treatment for abdominal bloating and severe constipation

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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: i HAVE A HISTORY OF BOWEL OBSTRUCTIONS X3. LAST SURGERY WAS LAST JULY. i AM FEELING EXTREMELY FULL OF FECES BUT CANT GO. BLOATING, SWELLING, AND FEVERISH. I HAVE MANY ADHESIONS FROM A PREVIOUS HYSTERECTOMY IN 2008. DO I WAIT UNTIL IT IS FULL BLOWN, OR SHOULD I PROCEED TO EMERGENCY NOW?
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Brief Answer:
Most likely fecal impaction.

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As per your query, i would suggest you to go to emergency soon. Most likely, it's Fecal impaction.

A fecal impaction is a solid immobile bulk of feces that has developed in the rectum as a result of chronic constipation. As you have a history of bowel obstruction and multiple surgeries you are a candidate prone for such impaction.

Abdominal pain, persistent urge to move the bowels, malaise, excessive bloating are all signs of fecal impaction. Go to the nearest emergency; Digital extraction of stools will be performed by the doctors there.

Wish you a good health and quick recovery.

Regards


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