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Can you give detailed description of partialand full bowel obstruction . Will I have gas, where pain felt , can I take Ex-Lax ? Been 20 days since bm.

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Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Bowel Obstruction

You will not pass gas with a complete bowel obstruction.
You may pass gas with a partial one. Since you gave not had a bmw in so long, get this checked out first before taking laxatives.

In brief: Bowel Obstruction

You will not pass gas with a complete bowel obstruction.
You may pass gas with a partial one. Since you gave not had a bmw in so long, get this checked out first before taking laxatives.
Dr. Angela Walker
Dr. Angela Walker
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Nausea and Vomiting

Bowel obstructions are blockages.
With an obstruction you should see bloating, pain, and possibly vomiting. Partial obstructions have similar symptoms nut not as severe. If you are still able to eat i would consider partial low grade obstruction but also slow transit constipation. Ex lax may make an obstruction worse. Best to have your dr order a contrast diagnostic study.

In brief: Nausea and Vomiting

Bowel obstructions are blockages.
With an obstruction you should see bloating, pain, and possibly vomiting. Partial obstructions have similar symptoms nut not as severe. If you are still able to eat i would consider partial low grade obstruction but also slow transit constipation. Ex lax may make an obstruction worse. Best to have your dr order a contrast diagnostic study.
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: PSBO and SBO

If you haven't had a bowel movement in 20 days, you need to see a doctor right away.
Degrees of obstruction can be seen on an X-ray or CT scan of the abdomen.

In brief: PSBO and SBO

If you haven't had a bowel movement in 20 days, you need to see a doctor right away.
Degrees of obstruction can be seen on an X-ray or CT scan of the abdomen.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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