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.

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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...

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...

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...

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. 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...

Why is there a hard knot near the belly button after bowel obstruction surgery?

Depends. What type of surgery did you have; open or laparoscopic? Is there a healing incision at the site? I assuming the firmness that you feel is at the site of a healing scar. It will resolve over a few months. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure that you are healing properly. Read more...
Scar tissue. Unless there are signs of infection, the most likely reason is the formation of scar tissue. Another possibility is a hernia. You should see your surgeon to evaluate. Read more...