Fecal matter is a substance that’s made up of food residues, dead bacteria, dead yeast and viruses.
Fecal matter can be found in the stool, but it can also be found on the skin and in the urethra. It can also be inhaled, which is why it’s often referred to as fecal impaction.
There are two main types of fecal matter:
- Bacterial fecal matter
Bacterial fecal matter is the substance that’s made up of dead bacteria. It’s not always the result of a bowel movement, but can sometimes be present in the urethra, vagina or anus. Bacterial fecal matter can become lodged in the urethra if it’s not passed.
Yeast and fungal fecal matter
Yeast and fungal fecal matter are the result of a fungal infection. These infections are rare, but can affect the urethra, vagina or anus.
Cocci (also called cocci and cocci-like organisms) are fungal spores. They can be found in the urethra, vagina, and anus. Cocci are often found in patients with chronic yeast infections.
What can cause fecal matter to impinge on the urethra?
The most common cause of fecal matter impaction is a bowel movement. If you don’t have a bowel movement, the stool will pass through the rectum, and can then pass through the urethra.
However, you can also lose fecal matter through other ways. These include:
- Eating too much or not enough
- Passing stool through the anus
- Passing stool into the vagina
- Passing stool into the urethra
If you think you’ve lost fecal matter, make an appointment to see your doctor.
How is fec?
Fecal matter is a mixture of dead bacteria, dead yeast and viruses. It’s also made up of fecal odor, which can be a tell-tale sign that something is wrong.
Fecal matter doesn’t cause any harm. It’s often found in the stool, but you can also find it in the urethra.
What happens if fecal matter impinges on the urethra?
If you lose fecal matter, it can cause a blockage in the urethra. This blockage can block or constrict the urethra, which may cause a blockage in the bladder.
A blockage in the bladder can cause:
- The urge to urinate is more noticeable
- The urge to urinate becomes stronger
- The bladder is unable to completely empty
If you lose fecal matter from the anus, this can affect the anus, making it feel swollen or hard. A blockage in the anus can cause fecal matter to enter the vagina and become lodged in the urethra. It can also cause a blockage in the urethra.
How is fecal matter removed?
If fecal matter is lodged in the urethra, this can cause a blockage in the bladder and the urethra. Your doctor will be able to treat the blockage and get you feeling better.
To remove fecal matter from the urethra, your doctor may recommend:
- A catheter
- A urethral suppository
- A urethral suppository with a balloon
The balloon is placed on the urethral opening to widen the urethra.
The catheter is a tube that is inserted into the urethra and into the bladder. The catheter is used in a number of ways, including
- To remove the blockage
- To flush the urethra
- To drain urine from the bladder
How can you prevent fecal matter from impinging on the urethra?
If you regularly have a bowel movement, you’re less likely to develop a blockage in the urethra. You can help prevent fecal matter from impinging on the urethra by:
- Drinking plenty of water
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
- Limiting or eliminating alcohol intake
If you regularly have a bowel movement, it’s important to see your doctor. This will help your doctor identify any underlying health conditions that may be causing fecal matter to enter the urethra.
Can fecal matter cause a urinary tract infection?
If you have a blockage in the urethra caused by fecal matter, you may develop a urinary tract infection (UTI). This is because fecal matter can get into the urine, and overgrowth of bacteria can cause a UTI.
You should see your doctor if you think you have a UTI. If you have an infection, you may need antibiotics. You may also need to use a catheter to drain the urine.
When to contact a doctor about fecal matter?
You should see your doctor if you think you’ve lost fecal matter from the anus or if you have a blockage in the urethra.
Your doctor may also refer you to a urologist if you have a blockage in the urethra and are experiencing symptoms of a UTI such as:
- A strong or painful urge to urinate
- A burning sensation when urinating
- A cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- A urine that’s cloudy or has small pieces in it
- A fever
- A chills
- Pain in your lower belly
- Pain in your side
- Pain in your back
If you have a blockage in the urethra and symptoms of a UTI, you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and the best treatment.
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