A 35-year-old female asked:
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dad hosp for 5 days w symptoms of bowel obstruction.2nd ct dye passed thru -1st didn't. has distended stomach and nausea still.gas & small bms. ideas?

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Dr. Anshu Guleria
32 years experience Urology
May need surgery: If he is not getting better with bowel rest, he may need surgical release of the obstruction. Make sure you speak to the general surgeon on his case.
Answered on Jan 13, 2013
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Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Small bowel ostruct: Small bowel obstruction can be complete in which nothing will pass into colon or partial in which liquid may get to colon. Complete obstructions usually need surgery a partial obstruction can usually be managed nonoperatively. Ut if the obstruction is high grade and symptons are recurring(as in this case) surgery is sometimes required to release the obstruction.
Answered on Jan 13, 2013
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