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Bowel Obstruction

When there is some blockage in the digestive tract, either in the small or large intestine, it can be called bowel obstruction. The common type of bowel obstruction is fecal impaction. The fecus will be stuck in the digestive tract and cannot be expelled out.

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Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about the problems in bowel movements. I think there is some endometriosis island or adhesions or deep endometriosis in the pouch of Douglas, the lowest end in the pelvis, lying just in front of rectum, anus and behind the cervix. The kinkin...  Read Full »

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Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I went through your reports (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). 1) Bowel blockage is a emergency, and it must be corrected. Sometimes without surgery, but most of the time, it needs surgery. CT scan of the ab...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with ascites. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I did a CT abdominal scan, and I would like to know if there are any evidence of masses, peritoneal carcinomatosis, etc.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in to us. The CT (Computed tomography) abdomen scan images are reviewed (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I would like to make the following comments. There is no large mass in the abdominal cavity. There is minimal fluid in t...  Read Full »

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know a few things before knowing the cause of this diarrhea. Please say about the reason for having surgery and whether you have done a biopsy of the removed specimen. Please explain whether you had diarrhea before surgery and the quantity of stool present for...  Read Full »

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Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please detail your queries, so that the comments can be focussed.  Read Full »

How can I relieve my restricted bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from laxative abuse for approximately ten years. I am using very strong laxatives, several together. They are not as effective as they were and seem to pull more fluids than waste. I always have nausea because the laxatives work up the waste but do not remove all of it. I ...  Read Full »

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Query: Hello doctor, I had been for a colonoscopy due to changes in my bowel habit. I had been on Iron tablets due to iron deficiency anemia caused by heavy periods during the perimenopausal stage. I was so busy getting ready for my bowel preparation that I forgot about not taking the Iron tablets. I had s...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your description and understand your concern. Do not worry; consumption of one Iron tablet will not affect your colonoscopy results. Anyways you had been preparing your bowel for days before the procedure, and that tablet was also taken two days ...  Read Full »

I have vomiting and difficult bowel movements. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having severe cramping and abdominal pain and felt weak after a week of vomiting and nausea and did not have a bowel movement for around five days. I was able to have a bowel movement two days ago and then just had another bowel movement a few minutes ago, and it looked like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.I am reviewing your case history in detail and attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you in a while.  Read Full »

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Query: Hello doctor, I attended a colonoscopy appointment as I was having a change of bowel habits in the form of alternating constipation and/or diarrhea and large mushy yellow/orange stools. However, I was on Iron tablets and had stopped them five days before the procedure; however, two days before the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Iron tablets would not affect the results. CT (Computerized tomography) scan can be done as it will give more information. Also, CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) test, CA (Cancer antigen) 19-9 test, and Tumour marker test should be done. Gallstones can cause such sym...  Read Full »

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