What are the symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Pain & vomiting. Diffuse cramping abdominal pains, recurrent vomiting, abdomen may become distended, lack of bowel movement. Usually the person would also have a history of some type of prior abdominal surgery.

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What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Crampy pain, nausea. Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. Read more...
Several symptoms. Pain, vomiting bile (green fluid), abdominal distention are some of symptoms. Frequent bowel movements may occur early in obstruction. Many patients with small bowel obstruction have had previous surgeries and adhesions or scars are cause of obslruction. Less commonly tumors can be cause. Sometimes congenital bowel anomalies like malrotation can resut in twisting of bowel. Read more...

What symptoms does someone with bowel obstruction have?

Numerous. Usually abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, nausea, vomitting, no bm or flatus for longer than normal. Most patient will also have a history of prior abdominal surgery of some kind as most obstructions are due to ssurgical adhesions. However tumors, benign or malignant can also cause obstruction as well as strictures from inflammation. Get checked. Read more...
Pain, vomiting, etc. A bowel obstruction causes generalized, cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, distention, and the absence of passage of gas or stool (obstipation). Read more...

Dad hosp for 5 days w symptoms of bowel obstruction.2nd CT dye passed thru -1st didn't. Has distended stomach and nausea still. Gas & small bms. Ideas?

May need surgery. If he is not getting better with bowel rest, he may need surgical release of the obstruction. Make sure you speak to the general surgeon on his case. Read more...
Small bowel ostruct. Small bowel obstruction can be complete in which nothing will pass into colon or partial in which liquid may get to colon. Complete obstructions usually need surgery a partial obstruction can usually be managed nonoperatively. Ut if the obstruction is high grade and symptons are recurring(as in this case) surgery is sometimes required to release the obstruction. Read more...