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Bowel obstruction symptoms and treatment, what to do?

Bowel obstruction symptoms and treatment, what to do?

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

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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 are bowel obstruction symptoms and the treatment?

What are bowel obstruction symptoms and the treatment?

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

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What are some obvious symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what do they do for treatment?

What are some obvious symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what do they do for treatment?

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

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I was wondering what are some symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what would they do for treatment?

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 is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

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

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What occurs if you have a small bowel obstruction and u don't take any medical treatment for it?

What occurs if you have a small bowel obstruction and u don't take any medical treatment for it?

If it turns: Into a complete sbo, it can strangulate and cause peritonitis and death. Other complications such as aspiration of vomitus and electrolyte abnormalities that cause heart problems are also possible. As you can see, it is best to have medical treatment for any sbo. ...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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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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Which disease is it if segment of proximal jejunal thick without obvious intussesception with no proximal bowel obstruction is it cure in 17year adult?

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

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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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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

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

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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.

GI issue: You need to try and better understand what the cause of the issue. It can be treated at home with hydration and bowel rest if it is due to gastroenteritis. If there is a functional cause you may need to be in the hospital and possibly need surgery to fix. ...Read more

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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

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What do you suggest if I'm constantly having partial bowel obstruction from scar tissue and a stoma hernia after 4 abdonimal surger.?

What do you suggest if I'm constantly having partial bowel obstruction from scar tissue and a stoma hernia after 4 abdonimal surger.?

Hernia: Well, additional surgery can cause even more scar tissue to form. However, if your bowel obstructions are occurring more frequently and are more severe, surgery may be the only answer. If the obstructions are from the stoma hernia, you should probably get that fixed. ...Read more

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If I have a partial bowel obstruction would I still be able to poop liquid and pass gas?

If I have a partial bowel obstruction would I still be able to poop liquid and pass gas?

Possible: That is the reason to call partial bowel obstruction which will lead to complete obstruction if untreated. ...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

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