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What can I do to treat bowel obstruction?

What can I do to treat bowel obstruction?

No home remedies: Bowel obstructions are potentially life-threatening emergencies that require urgent hospital evaluation and management: first, to diagnose the exact cause, and then to come up with a treatment plan. Some may simply require bowel rest, IV fluids, tube decompression of the stomach, and "time"; others will require emergency surgery. ...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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How can I treat bowel obstruction?

You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps. ...Read more

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What can I do for intestinal blockage?

What can I do for intestinal blockage?

Get to the hospital: An intestinal blockage can be a life-threatening condition, particularly if the loop of bowel that is blocked becomes gangrenous because its blood supply is blocked off. Often, surgery is urgently required, although, in some cases, patients can be observed carefully for a while on IV fluids and a nasogastric tube (tube that is inserted in the nose that drains the secretions from the stomach). ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve an intestinal blockage?

What can I do to relieve an intestinal blockage?

Need medical care: Intestinal obstruction usually requires hospitalization, because people who have it can't eat or drink and need IV fluids. Typically, no food or drink are allowed, and on occasion the stomach must be drained with a tube placed through the nose. Many times, the obstruction opens up on its own. If it doesn't, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure constipation?

What can I do to cure constipation?

Not really: If you feel yogurt will help your constipation, you are wrong. You need to consume more high fiber foods, vegetables and fruits and lot of water to wash it down constipation is related to what you eat and drink. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat hemorroids?

Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising vigorously, should be adequate enough to keep your hemorrhoids quiet. If in doubt or not successful instituting above, get them checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do for small bowel obstruction?

What can I do for small bowel obstruction?

Come to hospital: 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. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a bowel spasm ?

What can I do to address a bowel spasm ?

Bowel spasm: Hyoscyamine is a prescription medication which relaxes smooth muscle and can reduce pain with bowell spasms. Talk to your doctor about prescribing the medicine. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my urinary symptoms?

What can I do to treat my urinary symptoms?

See a urologist.: Urologists have experience with a wide variety of urinary symptoms and knowledge of the most effective treatments to manage them. Establish a relationship with one that you trust, and he or she can follow or treat your symptoms over time. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bowel obstruction?

How to know if I have bowel obstruction?

Swollen abdomen: Depending on the degree of obstruction and site, the abdomen enlarges, no passing of gas noted, developing of abdominal pain and possible vomiting depending on how distal the obstruction is. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my bladder stones?

What can I do to treat my bladder stones?

Bladder stones: Bladder stones typicallly form as a result of incomplete bladder emptying. Removal of the stones involves cystoscopy under anesthesia and some form of lithotripsy to break the stones up to facilitate removal of the fragmented stones through the scope. ...Read more

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What can you do for blocked bowels?

See a MD: Blocked bowel generally means obstruction and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve gallbladder symptoms?

What can I do to relieve gallbladder symptoms?

Low fat diet: Your gallbladder stores bile. When you eat fatty foods or fried foods the gallbladder secretes the bile to break the foods down. So if you want to keep your gallbladder happy avoid foods high in saturated fats and fried foods. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat flatulence that causes fecal leaking?

What can you do to treat flatulence that causes fecal leaking?

U need surgery: Of teh shincter and possibly other surgery, you need to see a gen surgeon or gyn surgeon who specailizes in this type of surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

Type matters: If you have urge incontinence (leakage with the "gotta-go" feeling), then treatments include bladder training with diet modifications, medications, Botox injections into the bladder wall, or implanted neuromodulating devices. If you have stress incontinence (leakage with cough, lifting, exercise, laughing, etc), then treatments include kegel exercises, vaginal pessaries, or surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent constipation?

What can I do to prevent constipation?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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What can I do to address chronic nausea?

What can I do to address chronic nausea?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can i use to cure ulcer?

What can i use to cure ulcer?

Pls be specific: Where is the ulcer, has it been diagnosed by a doctor, the cure for ulcer will depend on the cause of the ulcer. ...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)

A condition that 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, and ...Read more