Bowel Obstruction

Bowel Obstruction: Blockage of the normal flow of the intestinal contents within the bowel. ...1

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Symptoms of Bowel Obstruction

Symptoms of a bowel obstruction can include:

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Complications of Bowel Obstruction

Left untreated, there's a risk the bowel could split (perforate). This creates a hole that the contents of the bowel can leak from. You should contact your GP as soon as possible if you suspect your bowel is obstructed. If ...3

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Specific Causes of Bowel Obstruction

Intussusception: Intussusception, though uncommon, is the leading cause of bowel obstruction in young children in the United States. ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)4 ...

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Causes List for Bowel Obstruction

Some possible causes of Bowel Obstruction or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Bowel Obstruction

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of Bowel Obstruction:

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Treatments: Bowel Obstruction

A bowel obstruction is a medical emergency. If you suspect your bowel is obstructed, you should see your GP quickly. If this isn't possible, go to the accident and emergency (A&E) department of your nearest hospital. ...Source: NHS Choices UK ...7

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References

  1. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ bowel-cancer/ symptoms/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ crohns-disease/ complications/ 
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ anatomic-problems-lower-gi-tract
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ bowel-cancer/ symptoms/ 

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