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How long to recover from major bowel obstruction?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on whether it was managed conservatively with bowel rest or required surgery.
Also depends on definition of recovery. If you refer to eating regular food and having bm's that can be 1-2 days but may take even longer depending on the degree of obstruction. If surgery was required, full recovery to unlimitted activity is 4-6 weeks.

In brief: Depends
It depends on whether it was managed conservatively with bowel rest or required surgery.
Also depends on definition of recovery. If you refer to eating regular food and having bm's that can be 1-2 days but may take even longer depending on the degree of obstruction. If surgery was required, full recovery to unlimitted activity is 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on treatment
The recovery will depend on tw treatment and the cause and can range for days to months.

In brief: Depends on treatment
The recovery will depend on tw treatment and the cause and can range for days to months.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends on Rx
Depending on the cause and location of the obstruction, this can be managed surgically or conservatively.
If surgery was not required, recovery usually is within days once normal diet is tolerated. If surgery was necessary, the recovery may last weeks to get back to baseline, depending on method of surgery and overall health.

In brief: It depends on Rx
Depending on the cause and location of the obstruction, this can be managed surgically or conservatively.
If surgery was not required, recovery usually is within days once normal diet is tolerated. If surgery was necessary, the recovery may last weeks to get back to baseline, depending on method of surgery and overall health.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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