A 49-year-old member asked:
How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?
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Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Think of adhesions: as bands of fibrous scars. If one happens to form in a location that involves a bowel loop, the loop can be deformed or compressed to the point where the lumen is compromised enough to be obstructed.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Are adhesions the usual cause of small bowel obstruction?
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Medical Oncology 23 years experience
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What can I do for small bowel obstruction?
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General Surgery 35 years experience
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