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bowel obstructionA blockage of the flow of bowel stream, which may be due to strictures, tumours, paralysis, etc.
Constipation, bloating, abdominal pain.
IV fluids, bowel rest, nasogastric suction, possibly surgery.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
bowel obstructionGI disease Blockage of the GI lumen Clinical Constipation, bloating, abdominal pain Management IV fluids, bowel rest, nasogastric suction, possibly surgery
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A blockage in the intestine which prevents the normal flow of waste down the length of the intestine.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.More discussions about bowel obstruction
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