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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Gastroenterologist: Likely a gastroenterologist unless itis an acute obstruction. You would then be paid a visit from a surgeon.
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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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
First, primary care: Many different conditions can cause bowel changes leading to weight loss. Various diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and small or l ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Pediatrician first: First the pediatrician after examination and evaluation will refer to right specialist if needed.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Intestines: Intestinal problems are handled in general by gastroenterologists.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Bowel obstruction: Typically symptoms would include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased stool output. The only way to determine someone has a bowel obstruction ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
R U in Hospital?: A bowel obstruction is a very serious problem that requires hospital management and, often, surgical treatment. Obstruction of the intestine causes a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Laxitives: Your laxatives could had cleared a mechanical obstruction caused by hard stool.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Or a disorder: When a person has a symptom, doctors look for the cause of the symptom. If a cause is found, then the cause is called the disorder or disease. If no c ... Read More
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