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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