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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
44 years experience in General Surgery
Almost anything: Any illness, particularly in the abdomen, can cause an ileus. Common examples--urinary infection, pneumonia, injury, broken bones, any localized area ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Intestine: Part of the intestine lacking the normal peristaltic movement that helps push digested food along the gastrointestinal tract.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Ileus: by X RAY. and by good physical exam, decrease or absent bowel sounds can signal ileus
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See below: Ileus is slowing of activity of the intestines. This results in nausea, maybe recurrent vomiting, inability to eat, increasing abdominal distension, l ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience in General Surgery
Ileus: Ileus is commonly defined as decreased motor activity of the GI tract due to non-mechanical causes. To diagnose ileus, obstructions secondary to adhes ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
1-5 days: It could take longer. To help it move stop narcotics, walk a lot, chew gum.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Usually yes,: but it depends on duration and severity of the ileus. Other causes need to be excluded, such as diabetes or intestinal obstruction. Consult with a G ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ileus: Ileus is the development of distention of the intestines as a result of decreased peristaltic motility. Usually this is the response of the gut to so ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
Not usually: An ileus is a slowing down of the motility or flow through the bowel, and can occur typically when someone is taking a lot of pain meds, or has recent ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Inflammation: Any intraabdominal inflammation will slow the bowels.
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