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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
GI issue: You need to try and better understand what the cause of the issue. It can be treated at home with hydration and bowel rest if it is due to gastroenter ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
No home remedy: These things usually treated in hospital not he. Nothing you do makes a difference. If persists may need surgery to resolve.

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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Small bowl pain: Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction!
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Anytime an organ distends, it can cause pain. Also if the obstruction causes a lack of blood supply to an area of the bowel (ischemia) that will cause ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Expectantly: Small bowel obstruction (sbo) has many causes and requires different managements with different patients. In general, serial exams with labs and imag ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If you had surgery, which i assume you did, the chances of a recuurent bowel obstruction are low but possible. It is very infrequent that people requi ... Read More
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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 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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
YES: Small bowel obstruction can be dangerous and deadly if not treated appropriately. The common symptoms are abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, nausea, ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
This is an emergency: You need to go to an emergency room immediately for this type of problem. Most causes of obstruction require emergency surgery and the consequences o ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vo ... Read More
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