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Question by  flygirl (46)

What are symptoms of a bowel obstruction?


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

Severe abdominal pain, swelling of the abdomen, unable to have a bowel movement, usually vomiting because food is unable to pass through the intestines. The pain will appear as spasms and come and go as the pain worsens. This condition may require surgery if the obstruction is large. Can be fatal if not treated promptly.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, very liquid stool, swollen stomach, hard stomach. All of these symptoms can also be seen in a lot of other conditions. If you are having any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. You can not fix a bowel obstruction with laxatives and you could make other conditions worse.


Answer by  unimaginativeone (116)

The most common and noticeable symptom of bowel obstruction is constipation. But look out for abdominal cramps, abdominal swelling and vomiting as other indications that someone has a bowel obstruction.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

The symptoms of bowel obstruction are abdominal pain and bloating, sometimes severe. Additionally, nausea,vomiting green or fecal material,and bloody mucus stool may be indicative of bowel obstruction.


Answer by  gregoli (106)

Pain in the abdomen, bloating, vomiting, constipation/inability to pass gas, and diarrhea can all be symptoms. If the abdominal pain is severe, seek medical help immediately.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Depends on whether blockage is in small or large bowel. Small bowel symptoms: abdominal pain, vomiting, elimination problems and bloating. Large bowel systems: abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.


Answer by  highroller (57)

The symptoms of a Small-bowel obstruction are Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Elimination problems, Constipation,and Bloating. The symptoms of a Large-bowel obstruction are the same as a Small one.

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