Intestinal Obstruction

An intestinal obstruction is a partial or total blockage of the movement of food or stool through your intestines.

  • If your large intestine is completely blocked, you will need emergency surgery, with possible colon resection. Partial blockage is not an ...
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Symptoms of Intestinal Obstruction

Seek Help for Emergency Symptoms: A complete intestinal obstruction is life threatening and requires immediate medical attention and often surgery. Symptoms of an intestinal obstruction include

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Causes List: Intestinal Obstruction

Some of the causes of the condition may include:1 Causes of Intestinal Obstruction:

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Causes List for Intestinal Obstruction

Some possible causes of Intestinal Obstruction or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Intestinal Obstruction

Some of the types of this condition may include:3 Types of Intestinal obstruction:

  • High intestinal obstruction
  • Ileus
  • Neonatal intestinal obstruction
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Diagnosis of Intestinal Obstruction

How are abdominal adhesions and intestinal obstructions diagnosed? Abdominal adhesions cannot be detected by tests or seen through imaging techniques such as x-rays or ultrasound. Most abdominal adhesions are found during surgery performed to examine the abdomen. However, abdominal ...4

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Treatments: Intestinal Obstruction

Complete intestinal obstructions usually require immediate surgery to clear the blockage. Most partial intestinal obstructions can be managed without surgery. ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)5 ...

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  1. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ digestive-diseases/ abdominal-adhesions
  5. ibid.

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