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What are the various bowel disimpaction procedures that help in smooth bowel movement?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Sep 2018
Question: have an impacted bowel and can not pass it. I took two suppositories about 6 hours apact but they did not help.

no bowel movement in last five days. have urge but can not pass anything
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Digital evacuation of bowel.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

As you have tried almost everything just go to digital evacuation of bowel. It involves the use of fingers to aid in the removal of stool from the rectum. Stool is emptied by gently inserting a finger into the rectum and removing it. Once done start taking a laxative daily to prevent further impaction.

Take Care!


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Dr. Ramesh Kumar,
Gastroenterologist
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What are the various bowel disimpaction procedures that help in smooth bowel movement?

Brief Answer: Digital evacuation of bowel. Detailed Answer: Hello, As you have tried almost everything just go to digital evacuation of bowel. It involves the use of fingers to aid in the removal of stool from the rectum. Stool is emptied by gently inserting a finger into the rectum and removing it. Once done start taking a laxative daily to prevent further impaction. Take Care! Regards, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist