How Much Do You Know About Small Bowel Obstruction?

Q:
How much do you know about small bowel obstruction?

A:
Bowel obstruction is a blockage. It prevents the contents of the intestines from passing normally through the digestive tract.

The obstruction can occur in the small bowel or large bowel. When the small bowel has the condition, it is called small lbowel obstruction.

What are the causes of small bowel obstruction?

  • adhesions (a type of scar of tough, fibrous connective tissue)
  • hernia (a lump-like protruding segment of intestine)
  • tumors

What are the symptoms of small-bowel obstruction?

  • cramping abdominal pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • no gas passing through the rectum
  • a bloated abdomen, sometimes with abdominal tenderness
  • rapid pulse and rapid breathing during episodes of cramps

Remember to call your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of bowel obstruction.

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