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A 26-year-old female asked:

No bowel movement in 5 days and i am experiencing pain in my stomach. i am unable to pass gas and i am nauseous. i have tried laxatives and...nothing?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Bowel obstruction?: Bowel obstruction can be partial or complete, due to problems outside the gut or problems within the gut, functional or space-occupying, acute or resolving, small bowel or large bowel. When obstruction is complete, surgery is needed. Based on the symptoms you describe, evaluation is warranted now to distinguish reversible versus problematic causes for your constipation, nausea, pain.

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Last updated May 22, 2021

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