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.
 
Management
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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Both IA and TA can present with distal bowel obstruction in the neonate and microcolon on contrast enema.
Postoperative intussusception in adults is an uncommon but significant cause of small bowel obstruction.
The sequence of events occurring in bowel obstruction is due to a combination of increased pressure in the bowel, and loss of water and electrolytes through accumulation behind the obstruction and vomiting.
Small bowel obstruction due to anterograde and retrograde intussusception after gastric bypass: three case reports in two patients, literature review and recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.
Although gallstone ileus is a cause of only 14% of intestinal obstructions in the general population, the incidence increases in the elderly accounting for 25% of nonstrangulated small bowel obstructions.
Peritonitis and bowel obstruction were observed in 14.
The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland study of large bowel obstruction caused by colorectal cancer.
New safety data released March 15 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded the vaccine does not pose an elevated risk for intussusception, the most common cause of bowel obstruction in infants.
Absolute contraindications to CE include the presence of intestinal obstruction, fistulas or strictures, as these abnormalities may impede the excretion of the capsule and can potentially cause a bowel obstruction.
If untreated, constipation can lead to the development of haemorrhoids and, more seriously, bowel obstruction.
The potential negative side effects of the surgery range from bowel obstruction and malnutrition to anemia and bone loss.
TEXT: MIGHT AND POWER, Australia's Horse of the Year in 1997 and 1998, is progressing well after undergoing emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction.