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How long does vomiting associated with intussusception last?

How long does vomiting associated with intussusception last?

12 - 24 hours: After the intussusception is reduced it should resolve very quickly. If symptoms remain present medications to prevent nausea can ber used. If surgery is required it may take 2-3 days before normal bowel function resumes. ...Read more

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Dr. Federico Seifarth
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Intussusception (Definition)

Intussusception is a condition where the bowel telescopes on itself. It occurs in 0.07% of infants and is most common between 4 - 9 months of age. It produces signs and symptoms of bowel blockage - Vomiting (in 81%), Bloody poos (in 61%) and abdominal pain (59%). The poos are sometimes said to look like red currant jelly. Ultrasound confirms the diagnosis. Treatment: ...Read more


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How rare is the condition intussusception among adults?

How rare is the condition intussusception among adults?

Rare: In adult the cause is usually a "lead point" such as polyp or tumor either benign or malignant. Hence it warrants a totally different workup and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does intussusception mean?

Hello doctors, what does intussusception mean?

Bowel obstruction: Due to telescoping of bowel , caused by inflammation or polyp , as seen in children , distal small bowel enters into cecum , if untreated will results in gangrene ...Read more

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Ibs, crohn's, intussusception, what could I have?

Ibs, crohn's, intussusception, what could I have?

Can't guess: Without knowing ANY of your history, symptoms, physical findings or lab tests, I don't know that you have anything except a concern that you have something that involves your abdomen. Either discuss with your physician or give us a bunch more information to work off of. Please don't guess or surf internet to try and solve chronic abdominal pain - it could be serious and/or cured. ...Read more

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What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

Uncertain cause: It's unclear why some people are prone to episodes of intussusception. It's possible that a low fiber diet is promoting dysmotility or making it difficult for the colon to transit stool. Consider increasing the fiber content of your diet by eating a pound of vegetables and fruits a day and transitioning some/most of your proteins to beans and grains, for longevity and improved colon health. ...Read more

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Can you explain what intussusception is?

Can you explain what intussusception is?

Telescope: Intuscusseption is a condition whereby the intestine (shaped like a long tube) folds in on itself like an old fashioned sailor's telescope folds up. It is caused by an extra large amount of lymph tissue, tumor, or for unknown reasons, especially after gastric bypass for weight loss. In children it happens more frequently in th large intestine, and can be fixed with a barium enema done carefully. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for intussusception?

What do you recommend for intussusception?

Depends: In children below age 4 with less than 2 prior episodes of intussuception diagnosed by ultrasound or contrast enema (an x-ray exam) who do not have peritonitis or an advanced bowel obstruction, an attempt should be made at hydrostatic reduction of the intussuception. If this is not successful then the patient may need an operation to correct the intussuception. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more