Large Bowel Obstruction

The large bowel or large intestine is part of the digestive system. It includes the colon and rectum. A large bowel (large intestine) obstruction is a blockage that keeps gas or stool from passing through the body. An intestinal blockage can occur anywhere in the large intestine. The large bowel obstruction may block the bowel completely or partially. A blocked intestine may rupture, causing a life-threatening infection.

  • Symptoms
  • Abdominal bloating

    common

    Abdominal pain

    • Lower, In the bottom right region, In the bottom left region

    • Crampy

    • Gradually increases

    common

    Cessation of passage of poop or flatus

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    Poor appetite

    Rapid heart rate

    or Low blood pressure

    or Dehydration

    Fever

    Sore abdomen

    • Lower left quadrant of abdomen, Lower right quadrant of abdomen, Middle lower region of abdomen

  • Risk factors
  • Colon cancer

    Previous inguinal hernia repair surgery

    or Abdominal surgery

    Diabetes mellitus

    Inflammation of the colon

  • Treatment
  • A large bowel obstruction is a medical emergency. It requires hospitalization. Partial bowel obstructions, especially those due to scarring or adhesions, may clear up without much medical help.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Large Bowel Obstruction, then visit a gastroenterologist as soon as possible.

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