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my doc says i've got bowel obstruction. what does this mean?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
R U in Hospital?: A bowel obstruction is a very serious problem that requires hospital management and, often, surgical treatment. Obstruction of the intestine causes an inability to take-in any nutrition by mouth, leading to dehydration and eventual vomiting, bloating, cramping pain, and an inability to move one's bowels. If it does not resolve, it inevitably leads to bowel perforation.
Answered on Nov 4, 2013
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Blockage: You have something causing blockage of the pipes; don't know you, can be due to lots of causes. Ask your doctor.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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