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What is large bowel obstruction?
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
8 doctors agree
In brief: Blockage of colon
Causes include, stricture, polyp, diverticulitis, adhesions, volvulous, cancer.

In brief: Blockage of colon
Causes include, stricture, polyp, diverticulitis, adhesions, volvulous, cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Intestinal Blockage
The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. Obstruction along any point will lead to upstream dilitation, causing nausea, vomiting, distention; if complete and untreated, rupture may occur. Common causes include cancer of the colon or rectum, twisting of the colon (volvulus), inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis.
Treatment hinges upon identifying the cause.

In brief: Intestinal Blockage
The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. Obstruction along any point will lead to upstream dilitation, causing nausea, vomiting, distention; if complete and untreated, rupture may occur. Common causes include cancer of the colon or rectum, twisting of the colon (volvulus), inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis.
Treatment hinges upon identifying the cause.
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