2. Symptoms

In addition to abdominal discomfort or pain, people with fecal impaction report feeling the need to push, as if they were passing stool. This action can lead to hemorrhoids, making a problematic situation worse. Those with the condition also report a lack of appetite, which can lead to unintended weight loss. Additionally, the inability to pass stool can cause nausea and vomiting.

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