bowel obstruction

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bowel obstruction

A blockage of the flow of bowel stream, which may be due to strictures, tumours, paralysis, etc.

Clinical findings
Constipation, bloating, abdominal pain.
IV fluids, bowel rest, nasogastric suction, possibly surgery.

bowel obstruction

GI disease Blockage of the GI lumen Clinical Constipation, bloating, abdominal pain Management IV fluids, bowel rest, nasogastric suction, possibly surgery

Bowel obstruction

A blockage in the intestine which prevents the normal flow of waste down the length of the intestine.

Patient discussion about bowel obstruction

Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

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Puppies with massive burdens can have obstructed bowel and lung damage can occur but most develop immunity.
Loss of fluid into the peritoneum, through vomiting and accumulation in the obstructed bowel, may cause alkalosis (high obstruction) or acidosis (low/late obstruction), dehydration, hypokalaemia (contributing to decreased motility), hypovolaemia and shock.
But the recovery from surgery for an obstructed bowel in November, a hernia in March and an infection that followed a few weeks later took their toll, making it harder for Mrs.
Although the mortality due to acute intestinal obstruction is decreasing with better understanding of pathophysiology, improvement in diagnostic techniques, fluid and electrolyte correction, much potent anti-microbials and surgical management, but still mortality ranges from 3% for simple obstruction to as much as 30% when there is vascular compromise or perforation of the obstructed bowel.
But initially staff at the then North Tees Hospital didn't know that he had an obstructed bowel and would soon be battling for his life.
Even though management of metastatic tumor to bowel is only palliative, considerable relief can be obtained by resection of obstructed bowel and therefore, in the absence of overwhelming systemic disease, surgical intervention is still an option.
Now you've got someone who not only has bowel obstruction but an operative wound and postoperative ileus on top of an obstructed bowel.
It recently began to be widely accepted that resection of the tumour and primary anastomosis could safely be performed on obstructed bowel.
And he claims that his wife died after an obstructed bowel perfor-ated.
At some time after he was admitted to hospital, he was diagnosed with an obstructed bowel and even carcinoma but it was clear from my investigation that neither was present.
Exogenous oral contrast is usually not necessary because the fluid retained in obstructed bowel loops provides excellent distention.