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what is the difference between small bowel obstruction and large bowel obstruction

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
SIMPLE: Same mechanism just different part of the bowel being affected. Either the small or large bowel.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arkady Broder
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Different casues: Unfortunately large bowel obstruction, particularly in adults, is almost always due to malignancy. Small bowel obstruction on the other hand more comm ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Difficult: Without a physical exam and full medical history. Usually a small bowel obstruction will not occur unless there is scar tissue from a past abdominal s ... Read More
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Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Bowel Obstruction: It's possible the hemorrhoids were there before and the increase in the abdominal pressure when the bowels were obstructed caused the hemorrhoids to " ... Read More
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