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what is bowel obstruction

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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
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Intestine: Is basically a tube with lots of curves in them. When it kinks, caused by adhesions or hernias, it can block off. When there is a growth inside the ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Intestinal Blockage: The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. Obstruction along any point will lead to upstream dilitation, causing nausea, vomiting, distent ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Blockage of colon: Causes include, stricture, polyp, diverticulitis, adhesions, volvulous, cancer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Intestinal Blockage: The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. Obstruction along any point will lead to upstream dilitation, causing nausea, vomiting, distent ... Read More
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Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience General Surgery
Blockage of colon: Large bowel obstruction is a blockage of the large intestine. It can be caused from scarring, constipation, and tumors, to name a few. If you think yo ... Read More
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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
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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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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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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