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.
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bowel obstruction

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

A blockage in the intestine which prevents the normal flow of waste down the length of the intestine.
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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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There doctors confirmed that the sepsis had taken hold again and that it was causing her body to shut down, leading to an obstructed bowel. Jess was desperately poorly and needed two operations to successfully remove the obstruction.
If the recognition is delayed and if treatment is not instituted promptly, the condition can progress to a surgical emergency; as ischaemic infarction of the obstructed bowel segment can lead to life-threatening complications including bowel perforation and peritonitis.
Since I was one, I've had 15 surgeries for a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, an obstructed bowel, a cyst in my brain and a condition called hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain.
[10] Although, the mortality due to acute small bowel obstruction is decreasing with better understanding of pathophysiology, improvement in diagnostic techniques, fluid and electrolyte correction, much potent anti-microbial 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. This is further influenced by the clinical setting and related comorbidities.
Segmental resection generally is indicated for rectosigmoid lesions larger than 3 cm, involvement deeper than the submucosal layer, multiple lesions, circumferential involvement of more than 40%, and the presence of obstructed bowel symptoms.
Puppies with massive burdens can have obstructed bowel and lung damage can occur but most develop immunity.
In the past, the paradigm was to "never let the sun set or rise on an obstructed bowel." This probably was an evidence of limitations regarding availability of various imaging modalities for diagnosing the exact site of SBO [4].
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.
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. You really haven't made them that much better," Dr.