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what are bowel obstruction symptoms and the treatment?

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Dr. Charles Lo
General Surgery 9 years experience
Vomiting & constipat: Symptoms include repeated nausea and vomiting and absolute constipation ( no stools or flatus passed). Most of the time you also have progressive distension of the belly with pain. You should see your doctor and never treat bowel obstruction yourself.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Numerous: Abdominal pain, distention, lack of passage of stool or gas, nausea, vomitting, fever, loss of appetite. If in doubt, do not delay in seeking medical attention either at your doctor or the emrgencey room. If confirmed, initial treatment is bowel rest, most reolve but some will require surgical intervention if they dont resolve with bowel rest.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How is a bowel obstruction diagnosed?

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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 findings are so obvious that scans are not required. Some partial bowel obstructions can be very difficult to diagnose and may elude doctors and patients for months.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

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Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar answered
General Practice 9 years experience
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, greenish vomit with digested food (because the food cannot pass through your tract), pain in your belly and also might cause your belly to look like it is swelling. If you cannot pass gas, pass feces and you see the signs above, see your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some obvious symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what do they do for treatment?

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Dr. Gregory Ginn
Thoracic Surgery 36 years experience
Bowel obstruction: Obvious symptoms of bowel obstruction are crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloating associated with little or no passage of stool or gas per rectum. Obstructions can occur b/o prior abdominal surgery, hernias, abdominal cancers as well as a variety of less frequent causes.. Treatment can be conservative with ng tubes, but if the obstruction doesn't resolve, surgery may be needed.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are some symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what would they do for treatment?

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Bowel obstruction: Mainly these include abdominal pain , distention (swelling), nausea, vomiting treatment varies and can either include nasogastric decompression and hydration to surgical intervention.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Bowel obstruction symptoms and treatment, what to do?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
If truly obstructed: this can be a medical emergency and needs diagnosis immediately and prompt treatment initiation. Go to the ER if you can't be seen today by your doctor.

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