Talk:Fecal impaction

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This sentence makes no sense: "Osmotic laxatives such as magnesium citrate works within minutes - 8 hours for onset of action, and even then they may not be sufficient to expel the stool." Should be "work within minutes," but I don't understand what the sentence is trying to say -- implies that such laxatives work quickly, then says they work slowly. If there's a broad range in how quickly they take effect, then that should be made clearer. Kirkpete (talk) 16:36, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Laxatives can mean many different types of drug, so I think this sent is saying there is a range in onset of action. Agree poorly phrased. lesion (talk) 16:40, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Why does "coprostasis" redirect here?[edit]

Term not used or explained in article. 86.159.197.174 (talk) 04:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)