A member asked:

I havent had a bowel movement in 7 days. 10 years ago i had surgery on my intestines because i suffer from diverticulitis. could this be related?

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

This could be related. After abdominal surgery, we can develop adhesions (scar tissue within the abdomen) that can ensnare the small intestines and cause obstruction. If you haven’t gone in seven days you should be evaluated, especially if you’re having abdominal pains.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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