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Intestinal Blockage With Kidney Failure
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ' ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Surgery for intestinal blockage and the doctor stated gangrene- could u explain surgery procedures please?
See below: Internal scar tissue inside the abdomen can cause an intestinal blockage. If a segment if intestine twists around the scar tissue sometimes that segment of intestine can die & become gangrenous. That bad segment of intestine would be removed & the good intestines reconnected. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Intestinal blockage. Intestinal problems since age 12. Hospitalized with internal bleeding one year ago. Stil having symptoms. Age 22 male.?
Intestinal issue: You may have a meckels diverticulum or crohn's. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Lots of fluids: If the problem persists, you may need to go to the emergency room. Intestinal blockage is a serious issue. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My husband has pain in the middle and lower stomach that gets worse after eating. Could this be an intestinal blockage?
Probably not: The usual symptoms of intestinal obstruction are abdominal distention, nausea and vomiting, and no passage of bowel movements or gas, as well as crampy pain. If someone has a normal appetite, food intake, and bowel movements, it is unlikely to be an obstruction, but other serious conditions, even colon cancer, could still be possible. He should see his doctor asap! ...Read more
I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?
Can constipation cause back pain? I had a chest X-ray and lumbar x ray. Would they have showed intestinal blockage? Is lumbar X-ray best?
Maybe: If sever than it can. Especially if straining to have bowel movements which increases abdominal pressure as well as pressurizing the discs. X-rays may indirectly show findings which may be suggestive but you would also need further testing and a detailed history and physical assessment to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read more
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SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture or other causes of GI tract narrowing or blockage. ...Read more
Xray of bowels: X-rays show the air inside the bowels. If contrast is given, it will show the fluid. Your doctor looks for gas bubbles in the intestine with swelling of a piece of bowel. X-ray may not show blockage if there is no air getting into the bowel. Contrast will fill up the bowel, but not get through the area of the blockage. Scar tissue after previous abdominal surgery is a common cause of blockage. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
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