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What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

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Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: Hernia tumor adhesio

Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia.
Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic.

In brief: Hernia tumor adhesio

Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia.
Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic.
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