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A 40-year-old female asked:

Abdominal x-ray showed nonspecific bowel gas pattern. large amount of stool in colon especially on left side. havent had a bowel movement in three weeks. sent me home. abd distended: what does nonspecific bowel gas mean??

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It means no specific: No specific type of bad disorder is suggested by the way the gas looked. For example, it did not look like a case of twisted up intestine. The key to all this is... what diagnosis was spoken of, what help or medication was talked about, plus who and when was follow-up care to be with. The answers the patient is sent home with helps solve her constipation and rule out bad causes of constipation.

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Last updated Dec 23, 2020

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