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Can this be bowel obstruction if pain years after repeated csections?

Can this be bowel obstruction if pain years after repeated csections?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern. ...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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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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I bloat (heavily) after every meal with a large history of bowel obstruction/resection (2 emer. Surger in 2 years). Symptoms to watch for to go to er?

I bloat (heavily) after every meal with a large history of bowel obstruction/resection (2 emer. Surger in 2 years). Symptoms to watch for to go to er?

These are symptoms: That should make u seek emergency care- worsening and persistent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, fever. God bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/bowel-obstruction-topic-overviewhttp://www.Constipationexperts.Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation.Html http://www.Constipationexperts.Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation.Html. ...Read more

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Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated. ...Read more

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What is the top diagnosis for bowel obstruction in a 28-year-old male?

What is the top diagnosis for bowel obstruction in a 28-year-old male?

It depends: Bowel obstruction in a young person is very rare, unless the patient had prior surgeries and develop extensive adhesions(scar tissue). Other conditions but rare are congenital webs, similar to adhesions; tumors also can cause obstructions, but rare at this age. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with bowel obstruction surgery for a 76 year old woman?

What is the risk associated with bowel obstruction surgery for a 76 year old woman?

Primarily: Depends on any underlying illnesses, overall strength, heart and lung health, diabetes, etc. The surgery itself is not so much a risk unless the overall length of surgery needed is unexpectedly long, multiple bowel resections needed. Generally a common & safe operation. ...Read more

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Could this be bowel obstruction? Cramping in abdomen, constipated only able to pass one or 2 small pieces, gas, feels like I have to go but cant.

Could this be bowel obstruction? Cramping in abdomen, constipated only able to pass one or 2 small pieces, gas, feels like I have to go but cant.

Obstructions: Bowel obstructions can cause some of the symptoms you are having. If you have nausea or vomiting as well as the others I would suggest you head to an Urgent care center or ER for evaluation. If you are able to take things orally it maybe that you have constipation. ...Read more

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How can I treat bowel obstruction?

How can I treat bowel obstruction?

You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps. ...Read more

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Bowel obstruction how long to heal?

Depends: Did you have surgery to treat the obstruction? Were you hospitalized and treated medically only? Are you describing bowel constipation? Takes 4-6 weeks to recover from surgery. Takes a few days to recover after medical treatment. Would need much more detailed medical information to answer further. ...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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Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

The intestinal tract is one, long distensible pipe from the stomach to the anus consisting of 30-40 ft of small intestine (for nutrient absorption) and 5 ft of large intestine (for water absorption). Obstruction may occur at any point, causing upstream distention, cramping pain, vomiting, and obstipation (no gas or bm out the bottom). Rx may require surgery ...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