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Is small bowel obstruction painful?

Small bowl pain

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Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction!
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I need help with small bowel obstruction?

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ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. IF not resolving within 24 hours, surgical exploration is indicated to avoided ischemic or dead bowel. Do not delay if you think you are obstructed. THIS IS NOT TO BE TREATED T HOME!!
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What can I do for small bowel obstruction?

Come to hospital

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A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. If severe, the bowel can die; however, the bowel can (and usually does) unkink itself after a day-or-two of "bowel rest": no food or liquid, IV fluids, and keeping the stomach empty with a NG tube. This requires close monitoring in the hospital.
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Are the symptoms of small bowel obstruction bad?

It can be.

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The most common symptoms include cramping, generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and the absence of any passage of stool or gas. We call this last symptom OBSTIPATION, and it is a very important predictor of the severity of the episode. In some cases, the pain becomes constant and severe--this may represent a compromised blood supply to the bowel, requiring emergency surgery.
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What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

See doctor

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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.
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How fast can I make my small bowel obstruction go away?

U Can't Do It Alone

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Small bowel obstructions (SBO) require in-patient care to fully evaluate and Rx. This includes reversal of the inevitable dehydration, emptying the stomach with an NG tube, and monitoring one's overall well-being to determine if surgery is necessary. Most SBOs are secondary to adhesions from prior surgery; thankfully, this resolves with above measures 2/3 of the time.
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Does small bowel obstruction usually cause many symptoms?

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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.
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Are adhesions the usual cause of small bowel obstruction?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR

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Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern.
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What are the most common symptoms of small bowel obstruction?

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common symptoms include abdominal pain and vomiting. as the obstruction gets worse - abdominal tenderness and very active bowel sounds.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What kind of doctor sees somebody for small bowel obstruction?

General Surgeon

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The management of a small bowel obstruction can be challenging and requires a surgeon so as to "follow" one's course and decide if surgery is necessary. On the one hand, most obstructions are due to scar tissue from prior surgery and will often get better without surgery; on the other hand, the intestine can die and lead to life-threatening problems. Therefore, we have to watch one very closely
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