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what is a perforated bowel

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe...: If the perforation is small, the intestine will close with time, antibiotics, bowel rest and conservative non-surgical management. Hospitalization an ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Severe abdomen pain: Also very distended belly, no bowel movements. Possible fever, vomiting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Go to the ER: this is a medical emergency.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Recent surgery: usually perforated bowel. however if the patient had a recent surgery or abdominal procedure, there can be free air in the abdomen for a few days.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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SIRS: Sirs results from the perforated bowel. The addition of the bacteria from the bowel spilling into the abdomen greatly increases the bodys response to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: A bowel cancer can occasionally present as a bowel perforation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not too long: Perforated bowel is a surgical emergency and without treatment results invariably in sepsis and death.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng
Specializes in Hospital-based practice
Bowel Perforation: One serious thing that should never be done is to discharge yourself against medical advice especially after bowel perforation from any cause such as ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
A perforated: bowel after repair has absolutely no effect on future stool shape/formation. Sounds to me like you may have mild IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Discu ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Local infection: You most likely have a wound infection from one of the port sites. Bring this to the attention of your surgeon. In most cases minor wound care will al ... Read More
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