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What does it mean to have air-fluid levels in right colon with abd distention, pain, and change in bowel habits. dr sent me home. said it was normal. ?

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VIsit GI ASAP: The presence of air-fluid levels should raise the suspicion of an obstruction .there is no mention of further findings to suggest ischemic or infectious etiology.- CT can be used to diagnose intraluminal, mural, and extramural causes of LBO. In this patient a good Hx and P/E is essential to further proceed with a appropiate diagnostic test. The symptom in this patient demands a more urgent w/u.

Answered 4/19/2019

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