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Can a perforated bowel reseal itself?

Can a perforated bowel reseal itself?

Maybe...: If the perforation is small, the intestine will close with time, antibiotics, bowel rest and conservative non-surgical management. Hospitalization and close observation is usually required. Good luck! ...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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How does a perforated bowel lead to ards?

SIRS: Sirs results from the perforated bowel. The addition of the bacteria from the bowel spilling into the abdomen greatly increases the bodys response to this critical condition. This increase in immune function can push a patient into ards. ...Read more

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What are some causes for free-air in an abdomen other than a perforated bowel?

What are some causes for free-air in an abdomen other than a perforated bowel?

Recent surgery: usually perforated bowel. however if the patient had a recent surgery or abdominal procedure, there can be free air in the abdomen for a few days. ...Read more

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How much time can you live with perforated bowel with no treatment?

How much time can you live with perforated bowel with no treatment?

Not too long: Perforated bowel is a surgical emergency and without treatment results invariably in sepsis and death. ...Read more

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I had a perforated bowel 5 years ago. Since then my stools come in various shapes and sizes, one of them being narrow. Is this normal for me now?

I had a perforated bowel 5 years ago.  Since then my stools come in various shapes and sizes, one of them being narrow. Is this normal for me now?

A perforated: bowel after repair has absolutely no effect on future stool shape/formation. Sounds to me like you may have mild IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Discuss with your PCP (Primary care Provider) Hope this is helpful DrZ ...Read more

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I've had a perforated bowel, and became septic following my c-section 13 months ago and now I am pregnant. What are the complications?

Certainly the same: Risks apply. Bowel injuries are uncommon in c-section so it may have been partly because you have issues that make surgery difficult. The docs will be vigilant, i'm sure, so perhaps this time a perforation will be less likely. You may consider trying vaginal birth, depending on number of c-sections and/or why u had your first c-section. Congradulation's on your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Bowel Perforation (Definition)

Gastrointestinal perforation is a hole that develops through the entire wall of the stomach, small intestine, large bowel, or gallbladder. This condition ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more