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can you still poop with a bowel obstruction

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
22 years experience Medical Oncology
YES: If it's a partial bowel obstruction you might have stool but not solid, most likely loose and watery. In complete obstruction no stool or flatus (gas) ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
22 years experience General Surgery
No: A bowel obstruction indicates a blockage and no gas or stool passes. Accompanied by bloating, abdominal distension, vomiting green bitter liquid and ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Bleier
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Partial obstruction: Sometimes, when there is a mechanical bowel obstruction, liquids are the only types of bowel contents that will pass. Fecal impaction, whichever cause ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible : That is the reason to call partial bowel obstruction which will lead to complete obstruction if untreated.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: A bowel obstruction is associated with lack of bowel movements. Stress commonly causes your symptoms.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
If you are: passing flatus, I don't think you have an intestinal obstruction. More likely severe constipation or underlying intestinal motility problem. You can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Can not : Yes if partially obstructed that is the reason to call partial bowel obstruction which will lead to complete obstruction if untreated.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Generally, with a bowel obstruction you won't pass stool or flatus, you will have a distended abdomen and nausea and vomiting. More likely you are jus ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: If you are having hard small stools and pain is not severe this is most likely constipation. High fiber diet(fruits and veggies), plenty of water, pru ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Constipation?: It sounds like you have the feeling of incomplete stool evacuation during a bowel movement. A bowel obstruction usually is a mechanical obstruction o ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Bondar
23 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Bowel obstruction can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and inability to pass gas.
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