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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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Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen.U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant.but there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen.U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant.but there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Painful cyst of preg: If painful to cough, that's more serious Need to see MD now not a good sign no heart beat at 5w6d Repeat US in a week to confirm the health of the pregnancy and check for ectopic pregnancy I only ran across once in my 40 years that she had a ectopic with a intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Expanding abdomen. 7 mths.All pregnancy symptoms. Feel what seems to be fetal prts head, back legs. See and feel strong movements. Neg. Preg. Test.?

Expanding abdomen. 7 mths.All pregnancy symptoms. Feel what seems to be fetal prts head, back legs.  See and feel strong movements. Neg. Preg. Test.?

Psychological: First, as a physician I am going to speak very frankly to you. If you are seven months pregnant and not seeing an obstetrician then this choice is putting your life and the baby's life at risk. In this day and time where obstetrics can save women and baby's from most of the common problems that plague pregnancy makes not seeing an OB nearly a crime. Second, if you doubt the test go see an ob. ...Read more

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy. ?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.  ?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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Bowel obstruction how long to heal?

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 can I do to treat bowel obstruction?

What can I do to treat bowel obstruction?

No home remedies: Bowel obstructions are potentially life-threatening emergencies that require urgent hospital evaluation and management: first, to diagnose the exact cause, and then to come up with a treatment plan. Some may simply require bowel rest, IV fluids, tube decompression of the stomach, and "time"; others will require emergency surgery. ...Read more

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What can you eat after a bowel obstruction?

What can you eat after a bowel obstruction?

It varies: With severity, extent, and cause, of obstruction. It is not possible to get any more specific. Ask your GI specialist or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between bowel obstruction and bowel inpaction?

Intestinal : Or colon obstruction is a mechanical blockage usually caused by twisting of intestine or colon. Fecal impaction is just that, your fecal material gets stuck in the colon and can cause an obstruction. The former can commonly lead to strangulation, so operation is frequently needed. The latter almost never requires surgery, just mechanical removal of impacted stool. ...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