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what occurs if you have a small bowel obstruction and u don't take any medical treatment for it?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
If it turns: Into a complete sbo, it can strangulate and cause peritonitis and death. Other complications such as aspiration of vomitus and electrolyte abnormalities that cause heart problems are also possible. As you can see, it is best to have medical treatment for any sbo.

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