A 45-year-old member asked:
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do i have a bowel obstruction risk if a c hyst?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Any abdominal surgery, even an appendectomy poses some long term risk of adhesion formation and possible bowel obstruction any time in the future. Of course the benefits of a needed surgery outweigh the risk of obstruction in nearly all cases.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Although the risk is small after any abdominal surgery, there is risk of intestinal obstruction due to formation of adhesions in the peritoneal cavity ( abdominal cavity ).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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