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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
Dr. Diego Reino
12 years experience General Surgery
Surgeon and PCP: It is important for you to follow up with the surgeon who operated on you because he/she will be able to recognize if your bowels have returned to nor ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
FREE!!!: In fact, in the united states most surgeries include a 90 day global period. What this means is that all of your visits to the surgeon who did your s ... 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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on the: Cause of sbo. If you had previous surgery, you will have adhesions, and intestines can get caught inside or twist around these. But there are other ... Read More
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 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
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalize ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Small bowl pain: Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction!
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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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