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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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Ziedses des Plantes, "Preliminary report on the clinical application of MRI in the diagnostic process of small bowel obstruction," Gastroenterology, vol.
Plain abdominal radiographs have moderate sensitivity, ranging 40-80%, for detecting small bowel obstruction [51].
Choi, "Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Internal Hernia through a Peritoneal Defect of the Pouch of Douglas: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature," Case Reports in Surgery, vol.
The patient recovered from the operation in the pediatric ICU with no further episodes of emesis or signs of bowel obstruction. He was restarted on LMWH 5 days later and completed his 3-month course without any further signs of bleeding.
They include intraperitoneal abscesses, small bowel obstruction most commonly from intraperitoneal adhesions, and small bowel perforation [13-17].
Principle causes of mechanical bowel obstruction in surgically treated adults in western Turkey.
Thway, "Subacute small bowel obstruction due to diaphragm disease," Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London, vol.
The retroperitoneal hematoma with its compressive effects gives rise to a variety of ambiguous signs and symptoms which include transient lower limb paralysis, testicular pain, anterior thigh pain, urinary tract infection, groin pain, inguinoscrotal mass, swelling of legand rarely as bowel obstruction. These signs and symptoms of more common surgical conditions often mislead the initial treating clinician hence making the early diagnosis of ruptured aortic aneurysm difficult.
* Bowel obstruction in jejunal diverticulosis occur due to distended diverticula, inflammatory masses associated with diverticulitis, stricture or adhesions from diverticulitis, intussusception at the site of the diverticulum, or rarely as volvulus.
Small bowel obstruction was rare, but significantly more common in hysterectomies that employed adhesion barriers (0.2% vs.
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. A laminated calcified mass was present in the ileal lumen in the right iliac fossa (figure 1B, arrow).
In the developed world, small bowel obstruction accounts for 20% of all acute surgical admissions.