A 70-year-old male asked:
after back surgery, 71 yr old father developed ileus. enema and suppository not effective. what is more effective treatment?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Adam Smith answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Bowel Rest: Whether at home or in the hospital, bowel rest -- essentially fasting -- is recommended. Ileus is common after surgery and is often the result of anesthesia and pain medication. Hydration remains important so home regimens usually consist of clear liquids only until symptoms improve or follow-up testing is performed to provide reassurance that the ileus is resolving.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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