obstruction is when a section of the digestive system is obstructed around an abdominal adhesion, a scar inside the abdomen
usually resulting from previous surgery, but which can also be caused by certain infections. The principal symptoms are severe abdominal pain
, vomiting, as well as constipation
due to the bowel movement being "blocked" by the obstruction. Diagnosis is generally established on imaging scanning, using abdominal x-ray without contrast, or a scanner. Abdominal adhesion obstructions must be operated on as quickly as possible.
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Latest update on October 29, 2013 at 07:36 AM by Jeff.