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Partial Bowel Obstruction Treatment
If truly obstructed: This can be a medical emergency and needs diagnosis immediately and prompt treatment initiation. Go to the ER if you can't be seen today by your doctor. ...Read more
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
Numerous: Abdominal pain, distention, lack of passage of stool or gas, nausea, vomitting, fever, loss of appetite. If in doubt, do not delay in seeking medical attention either at your doctor or the emrgencey room. If confirmed, initial treatment is bowel rest, most reolve but some will require surgical intervention if they don't resolve with bowel rest. ...Read more
Several: Abdominal colicky pain, abdominal distention, no stool or flatus, nausea, fever, vomitting. Initially, they need to confirm obstruction with an exam and an xray or ct scan. Then initially will be treated with complete bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids, with or without a nasogastric tube. If it doesn't resolve in 24 hours surgery may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
I was wondering what are some symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what would they do for treatment?
See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalized for at least short period of time since you will likely not be able to eat or drink until issue is resolved. ...Read more
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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Might an h2 blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) to cause a bowel obstruction or even a partial bowel obstruction?
Which disease is it if segment of proximal jejunal thick without obvious intussesception with no proximal bowel obstruction is it cure in 17year adult?
Probably benign: In the absence of any symptoms, other than gas, this is probably not serious. Segmental thickening of the small bowel is of uncertain significance. Some diseases such as Crohn's or infectious gastroenteritis, may have thickening, but these are usually associated with more clinical findings. If you are having diarrhea, bloody stool, moderate pain, weight loss, then see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I've been bounced around with little help. I believe from evidence I have a partial bowel obstruction. How can I pass gas? Will pay for gi consult tonigh
Bowel obstruction?: If you are unable to eat and not passing any bowel movements (bowel obstruction), you need bowel rest with naso-gastric tube suction and an evaluation of what is causing the problem. If you are eating and passing stools, then you need additional evaluation of what is causing your symptoms. For this type of problem, an in-person examination is needed. ...Read more
Apparently I have an ileus vs partial small bowel obstruction. What's the tx for at home? How long it take to recover? Ss- severe nausea & llq pain.
Is there any relation betn constipation/partial bowel obstruction and acid reflux? Wht relieves constipation? Tried fiber, plenty of water w/o much help.
Constipation: Constipation can cause partial obstruction. The partial obstruction could lead to easy fullness and worsen reflux. Increased activity, fluids, fiber, stool softners and laxatives are main treatment. Evaluation to rule out mechanical obstruction including colonoscopy may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm constantly having partial bowel obstruction from scar tissue and a stoma hernia after 4 abdonimal surger.?
Can a tapeworm cause a partial bowel obstruction. How could I have this diagnosed (please don't say fecal ova/parasite test). Will xray catch this?
Constipated for 3 wks. Took MiraLax & Colace 3 days, didn't help. I've had small, hard BMs but not much. Took mag citrate (300mL) & had diarrhea after. No formed stools. Bloating, abd. & low back pain, borbor. Could this be a partial bowel obstruction?
Possibly: If you are not vomiting and are still able to pass materials by bottom, you are likely not completely obstructed. See your doctor for an exam and XRs if needed. All the best. ...Read more
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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