A 41-year-old member asked:
why am i constipated, is it a bowel obstruction?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
???: Constipation and bowel obstruction are two completely separate things.
If you have: distention, vomitting and can't keep anything down - head straight to the emergency room for further evaluation. That is obstruction.
If however, you simply aren't going to the bathroom, and are not vomitting - then constipation. Can be seen in the office for further evaluation.
5262 viewsAnswered Jul 1, 2018
A 24-year-old female asked:
Can you hear gurgling in abdomen if there is a bowel obstruction or no movement. Severely constipated & concerned about that, been 3-4wks since bm ?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Constipation: Hearing gurgling and no bm in 3 weeks tell me that you need to see your pcp asap. Certainlly a intestinal blockage would need to be ruled out.
5762 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 1, 2018
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