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Lebanon, Missouri
A 40-year-old female asked:

What does a gasless abdominal x-ray mean and why did they send me home when i have swelling and no stool or gas ?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Good Hist. is essent: The gasless abdomen in the adult is often interpreted as nonspecific, which does not provide useful information for the patient's physician. There are several causes of the gasless abdomen in the adult. A specific cause of the gasless abdomen can usually be made when the patient's history is known. Most serious cause of the gasless abdomen is small-bowel obstruction with or without Ischema.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2018

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