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Colon Obstruction Causes
How long can one have a colon obstruction from cancer (causing pencil thin stool) before it becomes fully obstructed (years, months, weeks?)estimate?
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
Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?
Surgery ussually: Colon obstruction can be caused by benign conditions(diverticulitis, volvulus or twisting, constipation, inflamatory bowel didease) or cancer. Sometimes medications or minor procedures can help( atleast temporarily) , surgery is usually required for majority of causes, especially when cancer is associated. ...Read more
Yes: But more difficult to place then descending, sigmoid, or rectum. ...Read more
All too often: It is not uncommon for colon cancers to not cause symptoms until they reach a size sufficient to block the lumen of the colon; at this point, people will typically present with cramping abdominal pain, severe bloating, and vomiting. These findings often indicate an advanced cancer that may require emergency surgery (+/-stent). The goal of screening is to find cancers before any symptoms develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?
If somone has pencil thin stools due to colon tumor would obstruction relieve itself so that stool becomes thicker some other days?
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