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How is a bowel obstruction diagnosed?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Combination

Bowel obstruction is diagnosed using a combination of patient history, physical exam, and scans (x-rays, ct, etc.
). Sometimes the physical exam findings are so obvious that scans are not required. Some partial bowel obstructions can be very difficult to diagnose and may elude doctors and patients for months.

In brief: Combination

Bowel obstruction is diagnosed using a combination of patient history, physical exam, and scans (x-rays, ct, etc.
). Sometimes the physical exam findings are so obvious that scans are not required. Some partial bowel obstructions can be very difficult to diagnose and may elude doctors and patients for months.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine

In brief: Clinically

History, exam and an x-ray are sufficient most of the time.
Not that complicated for a well trained doctor to diagnose.

In brief: Clinically

History, exam and an x-ray are sufficient most of the time.
Not that complicated for a well trained doctor to diagnose.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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