I had surgery to remove a piece of my bowel. Is this bowel obstruction?

Intestinal. Resections are performed for many reasons, such as injury, tumor, adhesions, infections, inflammation. And yes, any intestinal surgery can cause adhesions which in turn can cause intestinal obstruction.

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I got a robotic surgery done to remove an ovary. Days later, I had bowel obstruction and a soft ball sized abscess on the intestines. I had to get removed 8 inches of intestines. Is there any connection between the two?

Risks of Surgery. Any operation that requires entering the space where the intestines are runs the risk of injuring them. Injury can be direct or from other sources such as loss of blood flow to the bowel. Not knowing your full history or having been there, it is hard to say what caused the obstruction or abscess. These are, however, known complications from abdominal surgery, regardless of the procedure done. Read more...
Robotic surgery . It is possible that there was an injury to your intestines during the removal of your ovary which caused the abscess. Generally, with an abdominal abscess, you don't need to remove intestines unless there was a problem with the intestines that caused the abscess. Read more...

After bowel obstruction surgery, can it reoccur?

Yes. Every abdominal surgery increase the risk of future obstructions due to scar tissue. That is way we try conservative or non-operative treatment whenever is safe to do so. Read more...
Yes. you are freeing up a 'KNOWN' obstruction and then, in a sense, reshuffling the deck. the hope is that another one does not occur of ran other 50 years. Read more...

I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?

See your Dr. If you are developing the same symptoms as before the surgery you should see your surgeon or ER doctor as soon as possible. It's unlikely you have another bowel obstruction and more likely your bowels have not "woken up" completely yet, but to be sure you should have some x-rays at the very least. Read more...

Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

NG drainage first. If work up and blood tests do not reveal possible perforation or necrosis of bowel then conservative treatment first employed with nasogastric drainage. If this doesn't work then exploration and decompression indicated. Read more...

How often should you walk after having bowel obstruction surgery?

As much as you can. The intrinsic activity of your bowel slows down, at times very significantly after any abdominal surgery. Being active will minimize the delay in recovery. In general, the less time you spend in bed, the quicker your recovery. Read more...

What is the risk associated with bowel obstruction surgery for a 76 year old woman?

Primarily. Depends on any underlying illnesses, overall strength, heart and lung health, diabetes, etc. The surgery itself is not so much a risk unless the overall length of surgery needed is unexpectedly long, multiple bowel resections needed. Generally a common & safe operation. Read more...

Can appendictis surgery and a bowel obstruction cause infertility?

Very, very rare. There is good recent data demonstrating that appendectomy does not interfere with fertility at all. Bowel obstruction surgery causing infertility would also be extraordinarily rare. Read more...