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Doctor insights on: Bowel Obstruction In Pregnancy

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How do they diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction during pregnancy?

How do they diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction during pregnancy?

See below: The same way is diagnosted when not pregnant. It is a clinical diagnosis supported by radiology exam. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

Pain and distension: First comes abdominal pain followed by abdominal swelling + tenderness. Then vomiting of stomach contents followed by greenish (bile)vomiting. May feel like passing flatus, but cannot + bowel movements will cease. Abdominal sounds will be absent due to ileus. Plain abdominal xray will demonstrate distended bowel loops with "air fluid levels. See dr. For severe pain, abdo distension + green vomitus. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bowel obstruction?

How to know if I have bowel obstruction?

Swollen abdomen: Depending on the degree of obstruction and site, the abdomen enlarges, no passing of gas noted, developing of abdominal pain and possible vomiting depending on how distal the obstruction is. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bowel obstruction?

What are the tests for bowel obstruction?

Physical examination: A true intestinal obstruction is an emergency condition. One should see a doctor immediately for a physical examination, the best "test." blood tests, x-ray, and possible ct scan may be the first tests performed. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is bowel obstruction?

Please help me? What is bowel obstruction?

Intestinal blockage: Bowel obstruction can involve either the small or large intestine. There are many causes of obstruction - for the large intestine, masses including cancer, inflammation or twisting (volvulus), for the small intestine, scar tissue from previous surgery, congenital twisting, congenital band, tumor or hernia. Partial obstruction may resolve without surgery but complete obstruction requires surgery. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a bowel obstruction?

How to know if I have a bowel obstruction?

Bowel obstruction: If you are vomiting green that smells like stool. No stool or gas. Unremitting abdominal pain. Distension. Tympany the abdomen when thumped sounds like a drum. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bowel obstruction?

What are the symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Pain & vomiting: Diffuse cramping abdominal pains, recurrent vomiting, abdomen may become distended, lack of bowel movement. Usually the person would also have a history of some type of prior abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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What organs are affected by bowel obstruction?

The bowel: The intestines and stomach directly.

The lungs indirectly.

A bowel obstruction can lead to significant vomiting which can lead to aspiration and then a pneumonia. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a bowel obstruction?

What does it feel like to have a bowel obstruction?

Lousy.: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. This causes the intestinal contents to back up, leading to cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and, most tellingly, the absence of passage of stool or gas--we call this obstipation. Management requires hospitalization and sometimes even surgery. ...Read more

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What are signs of a bowel obstruction/impaction in toddlers?

Poor appetite: Distended abdomen, sometimes fever, irritation, weaknes and more... ...Read more

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Could it be possible I have a bowel obstruction or am I overreacting, any recommendations?

Xray needed: If there is a possibility of bowel obstruction and symptoms are minimal, a flat film of the abdomen will reveal the presence of distended loops of bowel and make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do I have a bowel obstruction risk if a c hyst?

Do I have a bowel obstruction risk if a c hyst?

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). ...Read more

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Why am I constipated, is it a bowel obstruction?

Why am I constipated, is it a bowel obstruction?

???: Constipation and bowel obstruction are two completely separate things.

If you have: distention, vomitting and can't keep anything down - head straight to the emergency room for further evaluation. That is obstruction.

If however, you simply aren't going to the bathroom, and are not vomitting - then constipation. Can be seen in the office for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a? Large bowel obstruction?

What is a? Large bowel obstruction?

Intestinal Blockage: The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. Obstruction along any point will lead to upstream dilitation, causing nausea, vomiting, distention; if complete and untreated, rupture may occur. Common causes include cancer of the colon or rectum, twisting of the colon (volvulus), inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis. Treatment hinges upon identifying the cause. ...Read more

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Why do you vomit with bowel obstruction?

Becuase you are obst: The contents of your bowel has no place else to go. ...Read more

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What do you do for a large bowel obstruction?

What do you do for a large bowel obstruction?

Find the Cause ASAP: Large bowel obstructions are very different than their small bowel counterpart (which often improves w/o surgery). If complete, imminent rx is necessary to prevent rupture (usually surgery); if partial, there are many more options. Common causes include colorectal cancers, volvulus, and inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Why do people vomit with a bowel obstruction?

Why do people vomit with a bowel obstruction?

Blocked pipes: The stomach and small bowel secrete gallons of fluid every day that is reabsorbed, aiding nutrient absorption. If the small intestine is obstructed, this fluid upstream from the blockage accumulates and, left with no place to go, backs up into the stomach. Also, we all swallow air--this furthers the upstream distention. A key sign of successful resolution is gas +/- stool out the bottom. ...Read more

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How much is blocked in large bowel obstruction?

How much is blocked in large bowel obstruction?

Depends: On where the blockage is and whether it is partial or complete and what is the underlying cause of the blockage, be it adhesions, inflammation or tumor. See a surgeon for the specific answer to the specific problem. ...Read more

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How common is bowel obstruction aftrer c section?

How common is bowel obstruction aftrer c section?

Very, very rare: A true bowel obstruction is a mechanical blockage of the small intestine, usually due to scar tissue (adhesions) from prior surgery. An ileus is a functional obstruction of the intestine often due to inflammation within the abdominal cavity. While I have seen women with an ileus after c-sections, the only time I have seen a woman with an obstruction was associated with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Can a bowel obstruction make your lower back hurt?

It is possible,: But not likely. Intestinal obstruction usually causes crampy abdominal pain, distention, obstipation, nausea, and vomiting. And you need to get xr's or even sometimes ct scan to be sure. If you suspect intestinal obstruction, you need to go to ed right away. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for bowel obstruction?

What kind of doctor should I see for bowel obstruction?

General surgeon: Most obstructions involve a physical blockage from scar tissue, polyp, tumor etc. You may be able to temporarily relieve the symptoms with medical intervention but if it needs to be fixed it will almost always involve surgery ...Read more

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Why do people vomit when they have a bowel obstruction?

Why do people vomit when they have a bowel obstruction?

Blocked pipes: The stomach and small bowel secrete gallons of fluid every day that is reabsorbed, aiding nutrient absorption. If the small intestine is obstructed, this fluid upstream from the blockage accumulates and, left with no place to go, backs up into the stomach. Also, we all swallow air--this furthers the upstream distention. A key sign of successful resolution is gas +/- stool out the bottom. ...Read more

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Cause of severe backache? Had bowel obstruction prior.

Go to ER: If you are having new onset of severe back pain, it could be a sign of a serious health condition in your age group. Please go and be evaluated in the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why do I vomit with bowel obstruction?

Because: Intestinal contents backs up due to obstruction, like your clogged faucet ...Read more

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Could a bowel obstruction cause back pain and hurt to walk?

Could a bowel obstruction cause back pain and hurt to walk?

Other symptoms.: A bowel obstruction will cause cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, and constipation. Back pain and pain with walking may occur but this would be secondary to the above symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bowel obstruction or fiber blockage?

How to tell if I have a bowel obstruction or fiber blockage?

SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture or other causes of GI tract narrowing or blockage. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more