A 38-year-old member asked:
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how do i know if i have a bowel obstruction?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Some signs: People with bowel obstruction will have distention, along with cramping, sometimes severe. Nausea and vomiting are also common and often severe. Then, dehydration with weakness and fatigue can occur. I hope this helps, good luck.
Answered on Mar 31, 2018
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Common symptoms: are crampy abdominal pain, abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting, and obstipation, in someone who has had previous abdominal surgery or has a hernia. Only medical evaluation will differentiate intestinal obstruction from other causes of abdominal pain. You need to seek immediate medical attention if you have these symptoms.
Answered on Mar 31, 2018

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