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What is bowel rest?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Not eating

Typically done post-operatively or sometimes in an attempt to avoid surgery.

In brief: Not eating

Typically done post-operatively or sometimes in an attempt to avoid surgery.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: No eating

This may include simply not eating, but it may also include placement of a tube from the nose to the stomach (naso-gastic tube "ngt").
The ngt not only "decompresses" the stomach by removing stomach fluid, but it also helps to removes all of the air that you and i swallow throughout the day.

In brief: No eating

This may include simply not eating, but it may also include placement of a tube from the nose to the stomach (naso-gastic tube "ngt").
The ngt not only "decompresses" the stomach by removing stomach fluid, but it also helps to removes all of the air that you and i swallow throughout the day.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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