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Is there a home remedy for intestinal blockage?

Is there a home remedy for intestinal blockage?

Bad idea: You need medical attention for bowel obstruction. Surgery is not always necessary but at times required. Keeping yourself well hydrated and seek medical attention as needed is the basis of proper management. Many home remedies intending to encourage bms can actually worsen the obstruction to force a surgeon to intervene earlier.

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What can I do to relieve an intestinal blockage?

What can I do to relieve an intestinal blockage?

Need medical care: Intestinal obstruction usually requires hospitalization, because people who have it can't eat or drink and need IV fluids. Typically, no food or drink are allowed, and on occasion the stomach must be drained with a tube placed through the nose. Many times, the obstruction opens up on its own. If it doesn't, surgery may be needed.

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When you have intestinal blockage with it pass on its own?

When you have intestinal blockage with it pass on its own?

Intestinal blockage: If that is truly what you have you need to goto your primary care doc or ER. Some require intestinal decompression with a tube in your nose to your stomach, others may require surgery. They usually do not resolve without help and in addition you are at risk for dehydration.

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How can you tell if you are experiencing intestinal blockage or just constipation?

How can you tell if you are experiencing intestinal blockage or just constipation?

Vomiting: Even severe constipation usually does not cause a person to vomit and be unable to hold down food and/or liquid. Green emesis is a sign of obstruction that is also not typical for constipation. The most immediate threats to people with a true blockage are dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and death of bowel tissues. Blockages need to be evaluated and treated by a surgeon.

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What can I do for intestinal blockage?

What can I do for intestinal blockage?

Get to the hospital: An intestinal blockage can be a life-threatening condition, particularly if the loop of bowel that is blocked becomes gangrenous because its blood supply is blocked off. Often, surgery is urgently required, although, in some cases, patients can be observed carefully for a while on IV fluids and a nasogastric tube (tube that is inserted in the nose that drains the secretions from the stomach).

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What are the risks of intestinal blockage?

What are the risks of intestinal blockage?

Many: Including pain, nausea, vomitting, abdominal distention, ischemia or infarction of the bowel (loss of blood supply), perforation, massive sepsis and death to mention a few. Obstruction of the bowel is a medical emergency and should be diagnosed and treated within 24 hours.

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I ate some flax seed and now I think I have intestinal blockage. What can I do?

I ate some flax seed and now I think I have intestinal blockage. What can I do?

Lots of fluids: If the problem persists, you may need to go to the emergency room. Intestinal blockage is a serious issue.

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How long does we have to wait before you have surgery with the intestinal blockage?

How long does we have to wait before you have surgery with the intestinal blockage?

Not long: Intestinal blockage can be life threatening. Your health care team will care for you in a hospital, with intravenous lines and fluids, bowel rest, tubes into your stomach to control gastric volume and lower your risk for aspiration. Surgery will occur at some time during your hospital stay. Okay to ask your nurse or surgeon for more details. Pain control with IV narcotics and antibiotics. Be well

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My body can't digest a lot of food at one time. It takes days. Could there be an intestinal blockage?

My body can't digest a lot of food at one time. It takes days. Could there be an intestinal blockage?

Likely constipation: It actually sounds like your constipated and not a blockage. It should not take days for food to pass through your body. Usually it should only take about a day. For constipation I would advise you first increase your fluid intake. Maybe around 3-4 glasses of water. Then increase your fiber content. Look for cereals that have a high fiber content. Fiber one has 14 g of fiber in one bowl.

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Can intestinal blockage cause you to not be able to pee?

Can intestinal blockage cause you to not be able to pee?

No: With intestinal blockage the abdomen can become markedly distended. This can produce pressure on a distended urinary bladder possibly forcing frequent and small amts of urine. Distended bowel can fill with body fluid and minimize amount of urine being filtered by the kidney. Failure to easily "pee" is due to obstruction of the urinary output from bladder at the site of an enlarged prostate.

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Does carbonated water help to dissolve intestinal blockage?

NO: Gi system is not a plumbing system to pour draino and clear blockage, need sophisticated tests to determine the cause in order to cure. Carbonated wanter will help the flatulency in few but will not help ' to dissolve intestinal blockage '

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If you have an intestinal blockage, would you fell like you need to go and if you do would some stool come out?

If you have an intestinal blockage, would you fell like you need to go and if you do would some stool come out?

Anatomy: Blockage is a medical emergency. Rupture of the intestines, colon or even stomach can be life threatening. If you are moving stool you are probably not blocked, but constipated. There are a number of over the counter treatments for constipation. If you are not moving stool and are having intolerable pain or are throwing up stool then please get to the er.

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Can a sports hernia cause intestinal blockage?

Can a sports hernia cause intestinal blockage?

NO: A 'sports hernia' is a misnomer. It usually refers to pain at the public tubercle from tearing of the rectus sheath off the tubercle. This won't lead to intestinal blockage. A true hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and can lead to intestinal blockage if bowel is trapped in a defect. Good luck.

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What are the symptoms of intestinal blockage?

Pain and distension: Usually, there is crampy pain, abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting, and no passage of gas or stool after 12-24 hours. Intestinal obstruction is most common after someone has had other abdominal surgery. During the healing process, scar tissue (called adhesions) forms, which can catch loops of small intestine and cause blockages.

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How to know if I have an intestinal blockage?

Signs and symptoms: Intestinal blockage or bowel obstruction has a few very commonly associated signs and symptoms. These include: 1. abdominal pain 2. abdominal bloating or distension 3. inability to have bowel movements or pass gas 4. nausea 5. vomiting. If you have one or more of these please be examined by a physician.

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What are the signs of an intestinal blockage?

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What are the signs of an intestinal blockage?

Abdominal pain: Typically, and obstruction is associated with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased bowel movement and flatus

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I was wondering what if I have intestinal blockage?

I was wondering what if I have intestinal blockage?

Intestinal blockage: Insufficient information but usually with blockage there is intense pain, abdominal swelling, tenderness to touch, change in bowel sounds, or no sounds, nausea, vomiting. It is a medical emergency. Consrtipation, while not usually blockage can when bad can cause blockage due to impaction. Would lf/u today if concerned at ER where they can do xray to diagnosis

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My new born threw up green stuff? Does she have intestinal blockage?

My new born threw up green stuff? Does she have intestinal blockage?

Vomiting, newborn: A newborn "vomiting" breast milk or formula may not be worrisome. However, persistent vomiting of feedings and green stuff is cause for concern. Please have your baby evaluated by her/his pediatrician very soon.

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Can food poisoning cause an intestinal blockage? This happened 3 years ago and I had an illeostomy and I'm going back in a few days for reversal surge

Can food poisoning cause an intestinal blockage? This happened 3 years ago and I had an illeostomy and I'm going back in a few days for reversal surge

Intestinal blockage: Food poisoning characteristically causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea but not intestinal obstruction. The latter is caused by tumor, chronic scarring from diverticulitis of the colon or by intestinal adhesions. Less common causes are intersusception, incarcerated hernia, or volvulus. Your surgeon is best qualified to tell you the cause of your obstruction and need for temporary colostomy.

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