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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Need more info.: How soon after the surgery did the bowel obstruction occur? Is it a large- or small bowel obstruction? Do the doctors believe the obstruction is due... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No answer: It would depend on the site of obstruction, the severity of obstruction, the extent of cancer spread, palliative treatment given (if no definitive tre... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Grows into intestine: Metastatic cancers can spread to the intestine or the area right next to it. It can grow into the intestine and cause an obstruction, or it can cause ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pancreatic Cancer: The situation you are describing sounds like your friend does not have a very favorable prognosis at this point, but of course I do not know for sure.... Read More
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not the issue: Stage IV pancreatic cancer has a very poor outlook with overall survival rate measured in months, not years. With complications of bowel obstruction,... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Not necessarily: Constipation is not necessarily a sign of colon cancer. Constipation is usually caused by problems with diet - not enough fiber, not enough fresh frui... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sometimes: "intussusception" a spontaneous "strangulation" of the bowel may the reason (no known cause) or ANY PRIOR abdominal surgery!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Variable: While the percentage of patients alive at five years from many stage 4 cancers is low, it is not zero, and you never know which group you are in as an... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nitinkumar Doshi
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See details : Need to see a doctor in person meanwhile can try intermittent fasting and fresh fruit vegetable juice vegetable soup, Nothing else still get well, tak... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Asked & answered: Until you value your health enough to actually go in for an evaluation, repeatedly posting this on the site looking for a different answer is a waste ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: A patient with an obstruction needs to work with her primary care doctor and gastroenterologist to see how to eat, drink, and poop. For example, if a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
Dr. Tejas Ozarkaranswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Bowel obstruction: Bowel obstruction, like its name suggests, means that part of your one-way gastrointestional tract is blocked. This means you will have constipation, ... Read More

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