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Could A Bowel Obstruction Cause Back Pain And Hurt To Walk
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
Constipated for 3 wks. Took MiraLax & Colace 3 days, didn't help. I've had small, hard BMs but not much. Took mag citrate (300mL) & had diarrhea after. No formed stools. Bloating, abd. & low back pain, borbor. Could this be a partial bowel obstruction?
Possibly: If you are not vomiting and are still able to pass materials by bottom, you are likely not completely obstructed. See your doctor for an exam and XRs if needed. All the best. ...Read more
I have been having lower stomach and severe back pain. I was hospitalized for a bowel obstruction. Now I've been diagnosed with two hernias. Are the problems related?
Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
Colon: A collapsed colon simply means that there is no stool inside that part of the colon when the scan was done. ...Read more
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
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause an obstruction and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more
Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. This is typically caused by adhesions or scar tissue as a result of previous surgery. It is typically treated conservatively with bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids. Surgery may be necessary at times. ...Read more
Might an h2 blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) to cause a bowel obstruction or even a partial bowel obstruction?
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
Large bowel blocked: Bloating, decrease in gas coming from rectum, small caliber stool, less frequent passing of stool, nausea, vomiting, fevers and abdominal pain. Large bowel obstruction is serious, so get in for evaluation. Treatment is available and sooner is better than emergency. Be well. ...Read more
Not likely: Bowel obstruction from food or other ingested bezoar is rare. A raisin stem is very small and therefore able to navigate most GI systems. If you have abdominal symptoms, okay to start a bowel regimen to manage constipation. Constipation is much more likely to negatively impact your day to day GI tract. Be well. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Constipation is not necessarily a sign of colon cancer. Constipation is usually caused by problems with diet - not enough fiber, not enough fresh fruits/ veggies, not drinking enough water, etc. It can also be caused by low activity level. Some patients have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which can cause recurrent constipation. If the constipation is new with none of the above changes, see doc ...Read more
Can a tapeworm cause a partial bowel obstruction. How could I have this diagnosed (please don't say fecal ova/parasite test). Will xray catch this?
I had gas bypass in 2002, 6 weeks later back in er, 4 yrs now I have a transient bowel obstruction noyhing ca be done but I'm bloated, nauseas always!?
DX w small bowel obstruction, recovering so dx correct but I have none of the listed issues (hernia, cancer, scarring) nor vomiting. What else causes?
Can you have a bowel obstruction, without obvious symptoms. Medication caused constipation, I have taken senna for two days, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) x2 no bm?
Would simple abdominal xray (2 positions) show inflammation in large bowel? Would it show bowel obstruction? I've got a bloated feeling left side into back, and have had diarrhea x8 days. Giardia? 25y
I have severe back pain/stiffness when I stand or walk after brief periods. Alleviated some by bending forward. Also some loss of bowels.
See md: You need urgent evaluation by neurologist or primary care physician. ...Read more
Hello I have been having severe lower back pain that shots up to my abdomen. It's so bad that I can sit, stand, walk, bend even lay down without pain?
See a doctor: With pain that severe you need to be evaluated. It's possible that it's a kidney stone, your appendix or a problem with the disc in your spine. ...Read more
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
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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