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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problem ... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Did you have surgery to treat the obstruction? Were you hospitalized and treated medically only? Are you describing bowel constipation? Takes 4-6 week ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
6+ weeks to heal: You have a bowel obstruction. After surgery you will need 6-8 weeks to heal. The body will heal with collagen. This will reach its maximum strength ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 years experience General Practice
Bowel obstruction: Bowel obstruction, like its name suggests, means that part of your one-way gastrointestional tract is blocked. This means you will have constipation, ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pain and distension: First comes abdominal pain followed by abdominal swelling + tenderness. Then vomiting of stomach contents followed by greenish (bile)vomiting. May fee ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Combination: Bowel obstruction is diagnosed using a combination of patient history, physical exam, and scans (x-rays, ct, etc.). Sometimes the physical exam findi ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Swollen abdomen: Depending on the degree of obstruction and site, the abdomen enlarges, no passing of gas noted, developing of abdominal pain and possible vomiting dep ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Depends: Be more specific. Do you mean Lg. Or Small bowel ???
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Physical examination: A true intestinal obstruction is an emergency condition. One should see a doctor immediately for a physical examination, the best "test." blood tests, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Bowel obstruction: This is often a surgical case.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pain: Usually severe abdominal pain either localized or diffusely thru the abdomen, fever, distention of the abdomen qand a change in bowels. If in doubt go ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Intestinal blockage: Bowel obstruction can involve either the small or large intestine. There are many causes of obstruction - for the large intestine, masses including c ... Read More

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