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My father has bowel obstruction. What can I learn about this?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Large or Small?

Treatment of a bowel obstruction is dependent on it's cause.
Small bowel obstructions are almost always due to scar tissue from prior surgery and may resolve without surgery. Large bowel obstructions are often due to cancers, twisting of the colon, or inflammatory conditions such as diverticulitis. Urgent diagnosis is necessary with possible surgery, depending on the degree of obstruction.

In brief: Large or Small?

Treatment of a bowel obstruction is dependent on it's cause.
Small bowel obstructions are almost always due to scar tissue from prior surgery and may resolve without surgery. Large bowel obstructions are often due to cancers, twisting of the colon, or inflammatory conditions such as diverticulitis. Urgent diagnosis is necessary with possible surgery, depending on the degree of obstruction.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Ask the doc

Lots of different causes including adhesions (internal scars), internal hernias, feces, tumors, other. Ask your dad's doc about the particulars of his case.

In brief: Ask the doc

Lots of different causes including adhesions (internal scars), internal hernias, feces, tumors, other. Ask your dad's doc about the particulars of his case.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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