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Is there an alternative to percocet for bowel obstruction pain?

Is there an alternative to percocet for bowel obstruction pain?

Pain Treatment: A true bowel obstruction is potentially a medical emergency and needs to evaluated as such. Opioids can slow down your gastrointestinal motility and may actually worsen a known obstruction. ...Read more

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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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Why shouldn't you take amitiza (lubiprostone) with a bowel obstruction?

Why shouldn't you take amitiza (lubiprostone) with a bowel obstruction?

AmitizaTab: This drug is for the treatment chronic idiopathic constipation. If you have a bowel obstruction this has to be removed to allow your stool to go through the colon. If the obstruction is due only from stool compaction then the best way to clear the bowel is.by means of an enema or a suppository. If constipation persists then AmitizaTab may be of value but you should see your doctor to make that dec ...Read more

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How can I treat bowel obstruction?

You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps. ...Read more

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How is a bowel obstruction diagnosed?

How is a bowel obstruction diagnosed?

Combination: Bowel obstruction is diagnosed using a combination of patient history, physical exam, and scans (x-rays, ct, etc.). Sometimes the physical exam findings are so obvious that scans are not required. Some partial bowel obstructions can be very difficult to diagnose and may elude doctors and patients for months. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bowel obstruction?

How do I know if I have a bowel obstruction?

Common symptoms: are crampy abdominal pain, abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting, and obstipation, in someone who has had previous abdominal surgery or has a hernia. Only medical evaluation will differentiate intestinal obstruction from other causes of abdominal pain. You need to seek immediate medical attention if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if a bowel obstruction is going away?

How to tell if a bowel obstruction is going away?

GI symptoms improve: When your belly pain and nausea start to improve and you can pass gas or have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel obstruction?

What is the definition or description of: bowel obstruction?

"blocked pipes": The intestinal tract is one, long distensible pipe from the stomach to the anus consisting of 30-40 ft of small intestine (for nutrient absorption) and 5 ft of large intestine (for water absorption). Obstruction may occur at any point, causing upstream distention, cramping pain, vomiting, and obstipation (no gas or bm out the bottom). Rx may require surgery depending on the cause. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some symptoms, diagnoses and causes of bowel obstruction?

I was wondering what are some symptoms, diagnoses and causes of bowel obstruction?

Bowel obstruction: Mainly these include abdominal pain , distention (swelling), nausea, vomiting treatment varies and can either include nasogastric decompression and hydration to surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a bowel obstruction.?

Explain the condition called a bowel obstruction.?

Blockage: A bowel obstruction may be from the large (colon) or small intestine. Blockages generally are from extrinsic (outside forces pushing the bowel closed at a point) or intrinsic (something inside the bowel blocking it). They may be partial allowing some liquids to pass or total blockages. Totals are surgical emergencies and need immediate attention. Commoon causes are tumors, adhesions, volvulus... ...Read more

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Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Pain and vomiting: The usual symptoms if a bowel obstruction include campy abdominal pain and abdominal distension and vomiting and decreased vowel movements hospital admission is required. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

Intestinal: Resections are performed for many reasons, such as injury, tumor, adhesions, infections, inflammation. And yes, any intestinal surgery can cause adhesions which in turn can cause intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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I need help with small bowel obstruction?

I need help with small bowel obstruction?

Small bowel obstruct: Ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. If not resolving within 24 hours, surgical exploration is indicated to avoided ischemic or dead bowel. Do not delay if you think you are obstructed. This is not to be treated t home! ...Read more

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What can I do for small bowel obstruction?

What can I do for small bowel obstruction?

Come to hospital: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. If severe, the bowel can die; however, the bowel can (and usually does) unkink itself after a day-or-two of "bowel rest": no food or liquid, IV fluids, and keeping the stomach empty with a ng tube. This requires close monitoring in the hospital. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of small bowel obstruction bad?

It can be.: The most common symptoms include cramping, generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and the absence of any passage of stool or gas. We call this last symptom obstipation, and it is a very important predictor of the severity of the episode. In some cases, the pain becomes constant and severe--this may represent a compromised blood supply to the bowel, requiring emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Why am i constipated, is it a bowel obstruction?

Why am i constipated, is it a bowel obstruction?

???: Constipation and bowel obstruction are two completely separate things. If you have: distention, vomitting and can't keep anything down - head straight to the emergency room for further evaluation. That is obstruction. If however, you simply aren't going to the bathroom, and are not vomitting - then constipation. Can be seen in the office for further evaluation. ...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


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Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

Occurs when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food, fluids, and gas from moving through the intestines in the normal way. The blockage may cause severe pain ...Read more