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If you find someone died with bowel obstruction could there have been gastrointestinal bleeding?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Significant bleeding with bowel obstruction is not common.
If the obstruction was from a cancer bleeding is perhaps more likely but in general this is not a big issue. There can certainly be bleeding associated with surgery for bowel obstruction.

In brief: Possibly

Significant bleeding with bowel obstruction is not common.
If the obstruction was from a cancer bleeding is perhaps more likely but in general this is not a big issue. There can certainly be bleeding associated with surgery for bowel obstruction.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MAYBE

Bowel obstruction most commonly leads to bowel perforation that then causes peritonitis ( infection of abdominal cavity) which then leads to sepsis (overwhelming infection).
This is a life threatening situation. But of course if there is blood vessel involved, for example a very vascular tumor causing the obstruction, yes there might be bleeding.

In brief: MAYBE

Bowel obstruction most commonly leads to bowel perforation that then causes peritonitis ( infection of abdominal cavity) which then leads to sepsis (overwhelming infection).
This is a life threatening situation. But of course if there is blood vessel involved, for example a very vascular tumor causing the obstruction, yes there might be bleeding.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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