Intestine Obstruction, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

A blockage in your small or large intestine that prevents food or drink from moving through it is called an intestinal obstruction.

Intestinal obstruction can be brought on by chronic inflammatory tissue bands that grow in the abdomen following surgery, hernias, colon cancer, specific medications, or strictures from an inflamed intestine brought on by illnesses like Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis.

Without treatment, the intestine’s obstructed sections may die and cause major issues. However, intestinal obstruction is frequently successfully treated with quick medical attention. Intestinal obstruction might result in major issues if left untreated.

Causes of Intestine Obstruction

Adult intestinal obstruction is most frequently caused by:

  • After abdominal or pelvic surgery, bands of fibrous tissue called intestinal scar tissue may develop in the abdominal cavity.
  • Hernias are examples of the intestine overflowing into another area of the body.
  • Stomach cancer
  • Bowel conditions that cause inflammation, such as Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Twisted colon
  • Impacted waste.

Symptoms of Intestine Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction symptoms and signs include:

  • Stomach cramps that come and go
  • Reduced appetite
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Not being able to pee or release gas
  • Abdominal swelling

Treatment of Intestine Obstruction

Depending on the underlying cause of your problem, treatment for intestinal obstruction usually requires hospitalization. As soon as you get to the hospital, the medical staff stabilizes you so that you can start receiving treatment.

After you’ve been stabilized, you might not need any additional treatment if you have a blockage that still allows some food and liquid to pass through.

  • A special low-fiber diet that is simpler for your partially obstructed intestine to process may be suggested by your doctor. If the obstruction does not go away on its own, surgery can be required to remove it.
  • Surgery often involves the removal of the obstruction as well as any dead or damaged intestinal tissue.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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