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What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

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In brief: None

There is no rx for adhesions themselves.
If they cause a bowel obstruction then that will be treated with a tube through the nose to decompress the bowel and no food for a few days. If that doesnt work then surgery may be required.

In brief: None

There is no rx for adhesions themselves.
If they cause a bowel obstruction then that will be treated with a tube through the nose to decompress the bowel and no food for a few days. If that doesnt work then surgery may be required.
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In brief: Each person is

Different, no true standard.
First would be identification if true obstruction, partial or complete obstruction. Often initial treatment is IV fluid hydration & medication for pain & nausea. Serial physical exam & abdominal x-ray. If complete or unresolving obstruction, then surgery is performed to remove adhesions. Pain by itself is not an obstruction, unrelenting vomiting & no bowel movement is.

In brief: Each person is

Different, no true standard.
First would be identification if true obstruction, partial or complete obstruction. Often initial treatment is IV fluid hydration & medication for pain & nausea. Serial physical exam & abdominal x-ray. If complete or unresolving obstruction, then surgery is performed to remove adhesions. Pain by itself is not an obstruction, unrelenting vomiting & no bowel movement is.
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