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what is the definition of spastic ileus

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Ileus: Ileus is the development of distention of the intestines as a result of decreased peristaltic motility. Usually this is the response of the gut to so ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Ileus: Ileus is commonly defined as decreased motor activity of the GI tract due to non-mechanical causes. To diagnose ileus, obstructions secondary to adhes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Gut "Turned Off": Food propagates thru the intestine via the coordinated contraction of muscle within the intestinal wall--we call this peristalsis. This muscle functi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
1-5 days: It could take longer. To help it move stop narcotics, walk a lot, chew gum.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience General Surgery
Intestine or pelvis?: Ileus is slowing down of the intestines. Infection of the ileus is not a proper term. If you mean infection of the ileum, it could mean the end of the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
44 years experience General Surgery
Almost anything: Any illness, particularly in the abdomen, can cause an ileus. Common examples--urinary infection, pneumonia, injury, broken bones, any localized area ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Intestine: Part of the intestine lacking the normal peristaltic movement that helps push digested food along the gastrointestinal tract.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Ileus: by X RAY. and by good physical exam, decrease or absent bowel sounds can signal ileus
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Ileus is slowing of activity of the intestines. This results in nausea, maybe recurrent vomiting, inability to eat, increasing abdominal distension, l ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually yes,: but it depends on duration and severity of the ileus. Other causes need to be excluded, such as diabetes or intestinal obstruction. Consult with a G ... Read More

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