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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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What is a? Large bowel obstruction?

What is a? Large bowel obstruction?

Intestinal Blockage: The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. Obstruction along any point will lead to upstream dilitation, causing nausea, vomiting, distention; if complete and untreated, rupture may occur. Common causes include cancer of the colon or rectum, twisting of the colon (volvulus), inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis. Treatment hinges upon identifying the cause. ...Read more

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What do you do for a large bowel obstruction?

What do you do for a large bowel obstruction?

Find the Cause ASAP: Large bowel obstructions are very different than their small bowel counterpart (which often improves w/o surgery). If complete, imminent rx is necessary to prevent rupture (usually surgery); if partial, there are many more options. Common causes include colorectal cancers, volvulus, and inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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How much is blocked in large bowel obstruction?

How much is blocked in large bowel obstruction?

Depends: On where the blockage is and whether it is partial or complete and what is the underlying cause of the blockage, be it adhesions, inflammation or tumor. See a surgeon for the specific answer to the specific problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do you do about a large bowel obstruction?

Can you tell me what do you do about a large bowel obstruction?

Bowel obstruction: A true bowel obstruction can be a surgical emergency. Large bowel obstruction is relatively uncommon ; usually is from obstructing diverticulitis or cancer ; may need emergency surgery. Colon blockage from constipation is treated with laxatives ; sometimes enemas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: large bowel obstruction?

What is the definition or description of: large bowel obstruction?

Colon obstruction: It means that there is an obstruction in the colon that does not allow food or fluid to pass. This could be from an infection or from cancer- but it needs to be dealt with. ...Read more

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I may have a large bowel obstruction but I'm not sure. How can I know for sure?

I may have a large bowel obstruction but I'm not sure. How can I know for sure?

Obstipation: Or failure to pass stool or gas is main symptom. If it persists, severe abdominal pain and peritonitis can follow. You will need x-rays and special tests to tell for sure. If you have obstipation, you need to get to ed right away. ...Read more

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Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Large bowel blocked: Bloating, decrease in gas coming from rectum, small caliber stool, less frequent passing of stool, nausea, vomiting, fevers and abdominal pain. Large bowel obstruction is serious, so get in for evaluation. Treatment is available and sooner is better than emergency. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between small bowel obstruction and large bowel obstruction?

What is the difference between small bowel obstruction and large bowel obstruction?

SIMPLE: Same mechanism just different part of the bowel being affected. Either the small or large bowel. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a large bowel obstruction and a small bowel obstruction?

Different causes: Small bowel obstruction is rarely due to a lesion or intussuception. It is mostly due to adhesions from previous surgery.
Large bowel does not obstruct from adhesions but usually an intraluminal lesion such as carcinoma of colon. ...Read more

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How to differentiat small bowel obstruction from large bowel obstruction? Medical

How to differentiat small bowel obstruction from large bowel obstruction? Medical

Difficult: Without a physical exam and full medical history. Usually a small bowel obstruction will not occur unless there is scar tissue from a past abdominal surgery. Small bowel obstruction can have abdominal pain with frequent vomiting. Large bowel obstruction is less common & can be from cancer or diverticulitis. Lack of bowel movement with colon obstruction. True bowel obstruction can be very serious. ...Read more

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With large bowel obstruction what are my treatment options?

Bowel obstruction: Bowel obstruction can be partial or complete, due to problems outside the gut or problems within the gut, functional or space-occupying, acute or resolving, small bowel or large bowel. When obstruction is complete, surgery is needed. If due to infection, ibd, or disease external to the GI tract, treatment may be medical &/or even just observational with supportive care until the gut "wakes up.". ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I bloat (heavily) after every meal with a large history of bowel obstruction/resection (2 emer. Surger in 2 years). Symptoms to watch for to go to er?

These are symptoms: That should make u seek emergency care- worsening and persistent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, fever. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/bowel-obstruction-topic-overviewhttp://www. Constipationexperts. Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation. Html http://www. Constipationexperts. Co.Uk/blog/2013/05/8-herbs-for-constipation. Html. ...Read more

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After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

Yes: You are freeing up a 'KNOWN' obstruction and then, in a sense, reshuffling the deck. The hope is that another one does not occur of ran other 50 years ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial bowel obstruction and still have solid bowels?

Yes: Half your stool volume is bacteria and sloughed cells. Bowel obstruction is serious. Be sure your doctor is following you. Don't become malnourished or dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is small bowel obstruction painful?

Is small bowel obstruction painful?

Small bowl pain: Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction! ...Read more

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Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

NG drainage first: If work up and blood tests do not reveal possible perforation or necrosis of bowel then conservative treatment first employed with nasogastric drainage. If this doesn't work then exploration and decompression indicated. ...Read more

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How often should you walk after having bowel obstruction surgery?

How often should you walk after having bowel obstruction surgery?

As much as you can: The intrinsic activity of your bowel slows down, at times very significantly after any abdominal surgery. Being active will minimize the delay in recovery. In general, the less time you spend in bed, the quicker your recovery. ...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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Why do you vomit with bowel obstruction?

Why do you vomit with bowel obstruction?

Becuase you are obst: The contents of your bowel has no place else to go. ...Read more

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Why do people vomit with a bowel obstruction?

Why do people vomit with a bowel obstruction?

Blocked pipes: The stomach and small bowel secrete gallons of fluid every day that is reabsorbed, aiding nutrient absorption. If the small intestine is obstructed, this fluid upstream from the blockage accumulates and, left with no place to go, backs up into the stomach. Also, we all swallow air--this furthers the upstream distention. A key sign of successful resolution is gas +/- stool out the bottom. ...Read more

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How common is bowel obstruction aftrer c section?

How common is bowel obstruction aftrer c section?

Very, very rare: A true bowel obstruction is a mechanical blockage of the small intestine, usually due to scar tissue (adhesions) from prior surgery. An ileus is a functional obstruction of the intestine often due to inflammation within the abdominal cavity. While I have seen women with an ileus after c-sections, the only time I have seen a woman with an obstruction was associated with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Can a bowel obstruction make your lower back hurt?

It is possible,: But not likely. Intestinal obstruction usually causes crampy abdominal pain, distention, obstipation, nausea, and vomiting. And you need to get xr's or even sometimes ct scan to be sure. If you suspect intestinal obstruction, you need to go to ed right away. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for bowel obstruction?

What kind of doctor should I see for bowel obstruction?

General surgeon: Most obstructions involve a physical blockage from scar tissue, polyp, tumor etc. You may be able to temporarily relieve the symptoms with medical intervention but if it needs to be fixed it will almost always involve surgery ...Read more

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Why do people vomit when they have a bowel obstruction?

Why do people vomit when they have a bowel obstruction?

Blocked pipes: The stomach and small bowel secrete gallons of fluid every day that is reabsorbed, aiding nutrient absorption. If the small intestine is obstructed, this fluid upstream from the blockage accumulates and, left with no place to go, backs up into the stomach. Also, we all swallow air--this furthers the upstream distention. A key sign of successful resolution is gas +/- stool out the bottom. ...Read more

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Cause of severe backache? Had bowel obstruction prior.

Go to ER: If you are having new onset of severe back pain, it could be a sign of a serious health condition in your age group. Please go and be evaluated in the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why do I vomit with bowel obstruction?

Because: Intestinal contents backs up due to obstruction, like your clogged faucet ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...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