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How is intestinal pseudo-obstruction treated?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Depends
This condition can have various causes.
First, you treat the underlying cause (orthopedic problem, heart condition, electrolyte imbalance, etc). If that doesn't work, sometimes colonoscopy is useful. There is also a medication (neostigmene) which in certain patients is appropriate. Surgery is reserved for complications of this condition.

In brief: Depends
This condition can have various causes.
First, you treat the underlying cause (orthopedic problem, heart condition, electrolyte imbalance, etc). If that doesn't work, sometimes colonoscopy is useful. There is also a medication (neostigmene) which in certain patients is appropriate. Surgery is reserved for complications of this condition.
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