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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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What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

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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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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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Dr. George T Tsai answered:

What is the protocol or general plan for small bowel obstruction?

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Small bowel obstruction (SBO) has many causes and requires different managements with different patients. In general, serial exams with labs and imaging studies are needed for your surgeon to make the best decision with you. Depending on your presentation and co-morbidities, your surgeon may treat you conservatively (bowel rest +/- NG decompression, IVF..) or with surgery without delay.
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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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Dr. Joseph A. Mele answered:

What is the definition or description of: Small bowel obstruction?

Small Bowel Obstruct

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Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is, as the name states, blockage of the upper (small) intestine. It leads to crampy abdominal pain, nausea vomitting and often dehydration. Treatment may be supportive (fluids and bowel rest) or operative, depending on the cause and duration of the obtruction.
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I in pain after 3 yrs of my small bowel obstruction.... what can I do???

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Your questions is too vague. Pain after bowel surgery could be due to a number of issues. This requires seeing your surgeon and having an exam to clarify the nature of your pain. It would be quite difficult in this setting to answer your question. Adhesions or scar tissue can many times be a big problem in some patients after a bowel surgery. Please see your doctor for help.
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Should I lbe having any abdominal pain 2 months after laparotomy for small Bowel obstruction?

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Laparotomies take a long time to heal. As your activity increases, it's not unusual to have somewhat increased pain as the suture pulls on the muscle. If the pain is horrendous, not improving, or accompanied by changes in your bowel habits, seek medical care. As a surgeon, I believe adhesions rarely cause pain.
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If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?

Unlikely

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If you had surgery, which I assume you did, the chances of a recuurent bowel obstruction are low but possible. It is very infrequent that people require multiple surgerires for recurrent bowel obstructions.
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I returned from the hospital yesterday with a small bowel obstruction resolved by NG tube. I still feel nausea after I eat. Is this to be expected?

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Yes you can still have symptoms of nausea eventhough your small bowel obstruction is resolved. It may not be 100%. Just give it time and stay on liquids for a few days and see how you feel
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