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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
If it turns: Into a complete sbo, it can strangulate and cause peritonitis and death. Other complications such as aspiration of vomitus and electrolyte abnormalit ... Read More

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Dr. Matthew Lublin
25 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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Dr. Elie Schochet
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Good if not fixed: If you had surgery to repair the herniation, then the omentum was likelysplit and it is unlikely to recure. If it was treated conservatively non-opera ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Glantz
38 years experience General Surgery
Recurrence of SBO: Any small bowel obstruction has the potential to recur, even after surgery. Persistent signs and symptoms should be followed and investigated if sever ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arkady Broder
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Different casues: Unfortunately large bowel obstruction, particularly in adults, is almost always due to malignancy. Small bowel obstruction on the other hand more comm ... Read More
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different causes: Small bowel obstruction is rarely due to a lesion or intussuception. It is mostly due to adhesions from previous surgery. Large bowel does not obstr ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
problems?: In general, you should not require any other type of specialist after the surgery. You should have routine follow up with a general surgeon. If you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Maybe a little: Nausea is not unexpected. Sbo is a condition that gradually improves, so you are probably still partially obstructed, which is causing the nausea. Y ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: A ct scan is not the best test for a functional bowel obstruction. A small bowel series is a better option. The cynics a one time picture and the fact ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 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
34 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
18 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Small Bowel Obstruct: Small bowel obstruction (sbo) is, as the name states, blockage of the upper (small) intestine. It leads to crampy abdominal pain, nausea vomitting and ... Read More

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