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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

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's the cause of audible bowel sounds without bowel obstruction?

Bowel sounds : Are normally audible. In bowel obstruction, they become hyperactive and high pitched at first, then absent when it becomes more advanced. ...Read more

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Does small bowel obstruction usually cause many symptoms?

Does small bowel obstruction usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. This is typically caused by adhesions or scar tissue as a result of previous surgery. It is typically treated conservatively with bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids. Surgery may be necessary at times. ...Read more

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Might an h2 blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) to cause a bowel obstruction or even a partial bowel obstruction?

Not likely: Intestinal obstruction (in contrast with adynamic ileus) is a mechanical problem, caused most often by obstruction, less often by intestinal tumors or internal hernias. Some meds can cause ileus, but h2 blockers do not. ...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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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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Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

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 ...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