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Rayne, LA
A 49-year-old female asked:

I have twisted intestines due to lots of surgeries. what happens when the bowels block?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Nausea, vomiting,: Severe abdominal pain, obstipation, and distention are cardinal signs. Intestinal obstruction can progress to strangulation, perforation, peritonitis, and even death. You should see a surgeon for more details.
Last updated Mar 2, 2018


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