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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy.
Answered on Aug 28, 2016
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