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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If it turns: Into a complete sbo, it can strangulate and cause peritonitis and death. Other complications such as aspiration of vomitus and electrolyte abnormalit ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalize ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery, maybe: Small bowel obstruction caused by adhesions or scar tissue often resolves with supportive care, like draining gastric juices and air out of the stomac ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Think of adhesions: as bands of fibrous scars. If one happens to form in a location that involves a bowel loop, the loop can be deformed or compressed to the point where ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
General Surgeon: The management of a small bowel obstruction can be challenging and requires a surgeon so as to "follow" one's course and decide if surgery is necessar ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No connection: Small bowel obstruction from scar tissue (or adhesions) is caused by scarring that is external to the small intestine, usually caused by previous abdo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
SIMPLE: Same mechanism just different part of the bowel being affected. Either the small or large bowel.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arkady Broder
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Different casues: Unfortunately large bowel obstruction, particularly in adults, is almost always due to malignancy. Small bowel obstruction on the other hand more comm ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Small bowel obstruct: Ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. I ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Come to hospital: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. If severe, th ... Read More
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