New Caregiver Alert: Bowel Impaction



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Did you Know?

  • A person is considered constipated if they have fewer than 3 bowel movements per week
  • Early identification and treatment is important
  • Bowel obstruction can lead to aspiration, perforation, and peritonitis
  • Bowel or fecal impaction can be life threatening

Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment of bowel impaction in this latest Caregiver Alert by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).



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Updated on Dec/28/2016


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