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  • What is Intestinal Obstruction?

    • When food or stool cannot move through the intestines, the condition is known as Intestinal Obstruction.

  • Causes

    • Adhesions
    • Hernias
    • Tumors
    • Strictures (narrowing of lumen)

  • Symptoms

    • Abdominal pain or cramping
    • Nausea / Vomiting
    • Bloating
    • Gurgling sounds
    • Swelling of the abdomen
    • Inability to pass gas
    • Constipation

  • Diagnosis

    • X-Ray
    • USG
    • CT scan
    • MRI

  • Treatment

    Medical Management – generally for partial obstruction, infection
    Surgery
    • A complete intestinal obstruction is a surgical emergency
    • When medical treatment fails