A 24-year-old member asked:
my doc says i've got bowel obstruction. what does this mean?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
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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