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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Randomized controlled trial of gastrografin in adhesive small bowel obstruction.
MRI is excellent for the evaluation of bowel obstruction and can be performed without oral or IV contrast.
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Usefulness of intestinal fatty acidbinding protein in predicting strangulated small bowel obstruction.
Thus, developing small bowel obstruction from Meckel's diverticulum in an elderly person, as seen in our patient, is relatively rare.
Small bowel obstruction was rare, but significantly more common in hysterectomies that employed adhesion barriers (0.
Evaluation of the spiral CT scan revealed abnormal gas in the gallbladder fossa (figure 1 a), gas in the biliary tree, and distended loops of small bowel consistent with partial small bowel obstruction.
In the developed world, small bowel obstruction accounts for 20% of all acute surgical admissions.
They include the magnetic fishing game brand Yi Si Da, model 5501, barcode 6991264088375 made in China, which can cause bowel obstruction in case of ingestion of the magnets.
Early last year in America a middle-aged man presented to an emergency department with symptoms of bowel obstruction and spent his family's life savings, re-mortgaged his home only to learn he had inoperable metastatic bowel cancer he could not afford to have treated.
Discuss factors in the pathogenesis of bowel obstruction.
Lassiaz, who was suffering from Meckel's diverticulum, was operated for acute bowel obstruction under the care of Dr Michael Ajemian, chairman of trauma and acute care surgery at Abu Dhabi's Mafraq Hospital.