Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Bowel obstruction. The patient feels sick, bloated abdomen, loss of passing gas/stool, nausea, fever and vomiting. Hospital admission becomes necessary for intravenous fluids and evaluation.
Miserable. A patient with an obstruction has crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, no gas, no bowel movements. Sometimes it can be treated without surgery, but anyone with these symptoms should have an evaluation by a surgeon.

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What are the symptoms of intestinal obstruction/ occlusion?

Abdominal pain. It is usually associated with abdominal pain, distention, nausea, vomiting and absence of bowel movements or passing gas. It has many different causes and it is a medical/surgical emergency requiring expert management in a hospital setting. Read more...

Is intestinal obstruction a symptom of colon cancer?

No. Hopefully it is more rare with good family practitioners making their patients have adequate health surveillance. Typically they are picked up with these screening endoscopies, blood in stool, weight loss etc. Occasionally you will find a stoic individual who ignores symptoms, or avoids doctors, and thus presents with obstruction instead. Read more...
All too often. It is not uncommon for colon cancers to not cause symptoms until they reach a size sufficient to block the lumen of the colon; at this point, people will typically present with cramping abdominal pain, severe bloating, and vomiting. These findings often indicate an advanced cancer that may require emergency surgery (+/-stent). The goal of screening is to find cancers before any symptoms develop. Read more...

Is intestinal obstruction an early symptom of colon cancer?

No. Usually this is a sign that it is a large cancer that has grown over time and is ending up blocking the colon and causing obstruction. Read more...
Sometimes. Obstruction can be a sign of colon cancer, but obstruction can also occur for non-cancer reasons. A common non-cancer reason is adhesions, which are caused usually by scar tissue from previous surgery. Read more...
No. This is more commonly a late symptom of colon cancer. It is almost impossible to obstruct for right sided colon cancer. Intestinal obstruction can presnet with a changes in bowel habits or constipation. Read more...

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. 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...

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...