A 33-year-old member asked:

If you have bowel obstruction can you still poop liquid everyday?

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Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 24 years experience
No: A bowel obstruction indicates a blockage and no gas or stool passes. Accompanied by bloating, abdominal distension, vomiting green bitter liquid and abdominal pain. A partial or intermittent bowel obstruction may allow some gas and/liquid stool to pass. The other symptoms should still be there as well.
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Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 23 years experience
Partial obstruction: Sometimes, when there is a mechanical bowel obstruction, liquids are the only types of bowel contents that will pass. Fecal impaction, whichever cause a partial blockage , is often accompanied by overflow incontinence or passage of liquid stool around the mass of hard stool.
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Bolivar, MO
A 19-year-old female asked:

How can I tell if I have a bowel obstruction will i poop just liquid if I have a bowel obstruction?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Can not : Yes if partially obstructed that is the reason to call partial bowel obstruction which will lead to complete obstruction if untreated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

If you have a bowel obstruction, can you still have poop everyday?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: If it's a partial bowel obstruction you might have stool but not solid, most likely loose and watery. In complete obstruction no stool or flatus (gas).
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Bolivar, MO
A 19-year-old female asked:

If I have a partial bowel obstruction would i still be able to poop liquid and pass gas?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Possible : That is the reason to call partial bowel obstruction which will lead to complete obstruction if untreated.
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