How to use Impaction in a sentence
If his rectum becomes blocked it could cause a serious impaction that could become life threatening.
If the condition is more serious, the impaction may be removed via outpatient surgery while the cat is anesthetized.
Short term use of laxatives is generally safe except in appendicitis, fecal impaction, or intestinal obstruction.
Mechanical obstruction can also result from hernias, fecal impaction, abnormal tissue growth, the presence of foreign bodies in the intestines, or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease).
Cerumen impaction refers to the buildup of layers of earwax within the ear canal to the point of blocking the canal and putting pressure on the eardrum.Advertisement
Ironically, cerumen impaction is often caused by misguided attempts to remove earwax.
Cerumen impaction develops when earwax accumulates in the inner part of the ear canal and blocks the eardrum.
Less common causes of cerumen impaction include overproduction of earwax by the glands in the ear canal or an abnormally narrow ear canal that tends to trap the wax.
The most important symptom of cerumen impaction is partial loss of hearing.
In children younger than one year, cerumen impaction is sometimes discovered during a routine check-up when the doctor finds that the earwax is blocking his or her view of the eardrum.Advertisement
The impaction does not improve after several days of treatment at home.
Manual removal of the impaction is effective in 97 percent of children.
If the child has repeated episodes of cerumen impaction, parents can discuss various preventive measures with the doctor.
Retentive encopresis is most often the result of chronic constipation and fecal impaction.
An abdominal x ray may be needed to confirm the size and position of the impaction.Advertisement
If the pediatrician makes a diagnosis of retentive encopresis, the physician may recommend laxatives, stool softeners, or an enema to free the impaction.
If no fecal impaction is found, the pediatrician works with a counselor or psychiatrist to analyze the variables that characterize the encopresis.
Impaction occurs when large molecules follow the air stream and embed themselves in the fibers.