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).