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How is intestinal pseudo-obstruction treated?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Depends: This condition can have various causes. First, you treat the underlying cause (orthopedic problem, heart condition, electrolyte imbalance, etc). If that doesn't work, sometimes colonoscopy is useful. There is also a medication (neostigmene) which in certain patients is appropriate. Surgery is reserved for complications of this condition.

Answered 4/2/2014

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Paralyzed intestines: Very sluggish intestinal motility may occur after abdominal surgery or trauma. It is basically a paralysis of the intestinal tract called paralytic ileus. It is treated with certain medications like injections of ilopan or administration of an oral combination of choline and ilopan. When successful relief of abdominal distension,bloating and relief of constipation occurs.

Answered 11/5/2018

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