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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
General Surgeon: The management of a small bowel obstruction can be challenging and requires a surgeon so as to "follow" one's course and decide if surgery is necessar ... Read More
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A 50-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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: A ct scan is not the best test for a functional bowel obstruction. A small bowel series is a better option. The cynics a one time picture and the fact ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Small bowl pain: Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No connection: Small bowel obstruction from scar tissue (or adhesions) is caused by scarring that is external to the small intestine, usually caused by previous abdo ... Read More
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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 45-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 51-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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A 62-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

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