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Obstruction (Overview)

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 resolve with non-operative management.


Dr. Richard Orr Dr. Orr
Surgery - Oncology
40 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

Hernia tumor adhesio: Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia. Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic. ...Read more

Obstruction (Overview)

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 resolve with non-operative management.


Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Sex helps Bartholin's obstruction?

Sex helps Bartholin's obstruction?

no will make it: Hurt more, it needs to be drained and a wurd catheter can be placed, if it keeps recurring then it needs to be marsupialized please see your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korth Dr. Korth
Dentistry - Periodontics
27 years in practice
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Obstruction (Tip)

Have your occlusion evaluated and have an upper acrylic guard fabricated if grinding/clenching. ...See more

Dr. Mitchell Zeitler Dr. Zeitler
Anesthesiology
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What is a chronic airways obstruction?

2 types: Maybe more but one is chronic obstructive that you see in emphysema (COPD) and another type is rare but is where a physical obstruction such as a tumor is blocking the airway. Most chronic obstr is due to genetic or smoking related or other environmental factors that break down good lung tissue and replace it with scar tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Yes deffinate obstruction what to expect at er?

Need More Info: Regrettably, there are many things in the body that can "obstruct". What specifically are you referring to? ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korth Dr. Korth
Dentistry - Periodontics
27 years in practice
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Obstruction (Tip)

Have your occlusion (bite) evaluated and have an upper acrylic guard fabricated if grinding /clench. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
Emergency Medicine
5 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

Venous stasis: Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow. Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What to do if my grandpa is 93 and has a kidney obstruction?

What to do if my grandpa is 93 and has a kidney obstruction?

Kidney obstrcution: I have some questions for you. Does he have difficulty in urinating? He he had a renal ultrasound that shows he is obstructed? If he has a proven obstruction, he needs to see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Obstruction (Tip)

Don't chew gum. Soft diet. See orthodontist to check your occlusion. Ask about occlusal orthotic. ...See more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How do I describe to friends what a rectal obstruction is? I had surgery for it. What causes this?

Confusing question: Some are born with a defect in the migration of the intestine tube down to the outside skin.It is called an imperforate anus.For some it is a very low defect and simply cutting open the skin fixes the problem.Some have a high defect and the intestine tube must be brought down and attached. If you had some other form of defect (hirschsprung's), that name would apply. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Bowel obstruction: The patient feels sick, bloated abdomen, loss of passing gas/stool, nausea, fever and vomiting. Hospital admission becomes necessary for intravenous fluids and evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Francisco Alencar jr Dr. Alencar jr
Pain Management
15 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Obstruction (Tip)

It's a myth that bad teeth occlusion is always related or the main cause of TMJ syndrome. ...See more

Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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How to cure intestinal obstruction?

NG tube or surgery: If intestinal obstruction is due to adhesions post surgery, an attempt to reverse the partial twist using a nasogastric tube is a first attempt to be used. If the amount of ng drainage increases and gas does not pass per rectum, surgery is needed. Here, removal of adhesion and untwisting of bowel can help. Occassionally a side to side bypass has to be used. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Sucher Dr. Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
22 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: obstruction?

What is the definition or description of: obstruction?

Blockage: 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 resolve with non-operative management. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Kline Dr. Kline
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
15 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Obstruction in left kidney, what to do?

Obstruction in left kidney, what to do?

See a urologist: An acute obstruction requires urgent referral to a urologist who can identify the source of the obstruction and effectively treat it. Left alone for too long, a urinary tract obstruction can lead to permanent loss of kidney function. Don't let this wait too long to be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Wendell Goins Dr. Goins
Surgery
38 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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What can be done about a colon obstruction?

What can be done about a colon obstruction?

Surgery ussually: Colon obstruction can be caused by benign conditions(diverticulitis, volvulus or twisting, constipation, inflamatory bowel didease) or cancer. Sometimes medications or minor procedures can help( atleast temporarily) , surgery is usually required for majority of causes, especially when cancer is associated. ...Read more

Dr. Ramsay Kuo Dr. Kuo
Urology
22 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Obstruction in left kidney help, what to do?

Obstruction in left kidney help, what to do?

Depends on cause: Obstruction of the kidney can be from many causes. Most commonly is a kidney stone that passes into the ureter, causing blockage of the urine. If stone is ...Read more

Dr. Ramsay Kuo Dr. Kuo
Urology
22 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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How is an obstruction in left kidney treated?

How is an obstruction in left kidney treated?

Depends on cause: Obstruction of the kidney can be caused by many possibilities such as stones, strictures of the ureter (narrowing of the tube) from prior surgeries or radiation, cancerous causes that block the ureter, or ureteropelvic junction obstruction (born with kink or narrowing) in junction between kidney and the ureter. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Uma Swamy Dr. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How can you tell if a upj obstruction is cancer?

Pl see urologist: Generally a urologist can help with likely a scope and biopsy if needed depending on what they see. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more