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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can fecal impaction and pain in the rectum be treated?

I have been prescribed 1 phosphate enema and one arachis oil enema daily due to faecal impaction..the last 2 times i have used the phosphate enema there is bright red blood in the toilet and on the paper with stinging pain in my rectum..what should i do.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
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From what you are describing, I think you should consult with gastroenterologist as soon as possible. The very first thing is to determine why you are having fecal impaction. Further diagnostic tests are highly recommended including abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy or CT-scan. Next, we should determine the treatment strategy as per test results; if you might need a more specific treatment or surgery.



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