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Are adhesions the usual cause of small bowel obstruction?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: IT'S A RISK FACTOR

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.

In brief: IT'S A RISK FACTOR

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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