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Diseases » Bowel Obstruction » Summary
 

What is Bowel Obstruction?

What is Bowel Obstruction?

  • Bowel Obstruction: Blockage in the bowel of the digestive tract.
  • Bowel Obstruction: Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS toward the ANUS.
    Source - Diseases Database

Bowel Obstruction: Introduction

Types of Bowel Obstruction:

Types of Bowel Obstruction:

Broader types of Bowel Obstruction:

How serious is Bowel Obstruction?

Complications of Bowel Obstruction: see complications of Bowel Obstruction

What causes Bowel Obstruction?

Causes of Bowel Obstruction: see causes of Bowel Obstruction

What are the symptoms of Bowel Obstruction?

Symptoms of Bowel Obstruction: see symptoms of Bowel Obstruction

Complications of Bowel Obstruction: see complications of Bowel Obstruction

Bowel Obstruction: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bowel Obstruction.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bowel Obstruction.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bowel Obstruction: Gastroenterologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bowel Obstruction.
Treatments for Bowel Obstruction: see treatments for Bowel Obstruction
Research for Bowel Obstruction: see research for Bowel Obstruction

Society issues for Bowel Obstruction


Hospitalization statistics for Bowel Obstruction: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bowel Obstruction:

  • 0.198% (25,280) of hospital consultant episodes were for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Bowel Obstruction:

Organs and body systems related to Bowel Obstruction include:

Name of Bowel Obstruction

Main name of condition: Bowel Obstruction

Bowel Obstruction: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Bowel Obstruction:

 

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