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are the symptoms of small bowel obstruction bad?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
YES: Small bowel obstruction can be dangerous and deadly if not treated appropriately. The common symptoms are abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, nausea, and vomiting.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It can be.: The most common symptoms include cramping, generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and the absence of any passage of stool or gas. We call this last symptom obstipation, and it is a very important predictor of the severity of the episode. In some cases, the pain becomes constant and severe--this may represent a compromised blood supply to the bowel, requiring emergency surgery.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Paul Williams
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Small bowel obstruct: Common symptoms include abdominal pain and vomiting. As the obstruction gets worse - abdominal tenderness and very active bowel sounds.
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May need surgery: If he is not getting better with bowel rest, he may need surgical release of the obstruction. Make sure you speak to the general surgeon on his case.
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