How can I treat bowel obstruction?

You cannot. Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps.

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What can I do to treat bowel obstruction?

Pain. Usually severe abdominal pain either localized or diffusely thru the abdomen, fever, distention of the abdomen qand a change in bowels. If in doubt go to pcp or er and get an xray or ct scan. The sooner it is diagnosed and treated the better you will. Read more...
No home remedies. Bowel obstructions are potentially life-threatening emergencies that require urgent hospital evaluation and management: first, to diagnose the exact cause, and then to come up with a treatment plan. Some may simply require bowel rest, IV fluids, tube decompression of the stomach, and "time"; others will require emergency surgery. Read more...

How is a bowel obstruction diagnosed?

Combination. Bowel obstruction is diagnosed using a combination of patient history, physical exam, and scans (x-rays, ct, etc.). Sometimes the physical exam findings are so obvious that scans are not required. Some partial bowel obstructions can be very difficult to diagnose and may elude doctors and patients for months. Read more...
Clinically. History, exam and an x-ray are sufficient most of the time. Not that complicated for a well trained doctor to diagnose. Read more...

How to know if I have bowel obstruction?

Swollen abdomen. Depending on the degree of obstruction and site, the abdomen enlarges, no passing of gas noted, developing of abdominal pain and possible vomiting depending on how distal the obstruction is. Read more...