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(əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.

ob·struc′tive adj.
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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.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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"We have filed an FIR against the people who obstructed the anti-encroachment drive.
This mistake can result in the formation of a fistulous tract from the previously obstructed upper vagina to the level of the introitus.
The House meeting has been postponed till Tuesday after the NC obstructed even the second meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday.
PRC said in a press release that Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint north of the city obstructed the access of the ambulance and searched it and the medics who were inside and verbally assaulted them.
OBSTRUCTEDMr Nyange said that the gangsters, two of whom were armed with pistols, obstructed the priest who was driving a Toyota Harrier car as he navigated the rough road, forcing him to pull over.The police boss said the gang demanded for the bag which was loaded with the money that Fr Njoroge was taking to a bank in Kikuyu Town.
The usual presentation of such cases is nonspecific symptoms of repeated abdominal pain or dysmenorrhea from progressive distention of the obstructed hemivagina after the age of menarche.
Swansea Crown Court heard yesterday that Hampson was released from prison on July 30 last year, but immediately on release obstructed the traffic again and remained silent afterwards.
In our study, we reviewed the characteristics of all HWWS patients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) and suggested a new classification for this syndrome because the clinical characteristics differed significantly between the completely and incompletely obstructed vaginal septum.
A PASSENGER has been fined after he obstructed the doors on the Metro.
Last March Connors, who starred in the movie King Of The Travellers, took part in a rally calling for ethnic status for Travellers, during which he obstructed traffic.
A WOMAN obstructed police by flinging cannabis seedlings out of a car, a court heard.