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how can you tell if you have a bowel obstruction

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
GI symptoms improve: When your belly pain and nausea start to improve and you can pass gas or have a bowel movement.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Surgery: this is usually a birth defect that CAN BE CORRECTED WITH SURGERY
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Presentation can vary. The pain from a small bowel obstruction tends to be severe, accompanied by vomiting, &high-pitched tinkling bowel sounds. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Bowel obstruction: A true bowel obstruction can be a surgical emergency. Large bowel obstruction is relatively uncommon ; usually is from obstructing diverticulitis or c ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Bowel obstruction: Will produce abdominal pain and vomiting that becomes bilious ( bright green) and get worse over time
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Thayer
30 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Bowel obstruction: If you are vomiting green that smells like stool. No stool or gas. Unremitting abdominal pain. Distension. Tympany the abdomen when thumped sounds lik ... Read More
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