A 31-year-old member asked:
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how do i know if i have a perforated bowel?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Severe abdomen pain: Also very distended belly, no bowel movements. Possible fever, vomiting.
Answered on Jun 15, 2014

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