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Bowel obstruction

Bowel obstruction: Introduction

Bowel obstruction: A condition which is characterized by the obstruction of the gastrointestinal system. See detailed information below for a list of 72 causes of Bowel obstruction, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bowel obstruction:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bowel obstruction. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Bowel obstruction:

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Bowel obstruction: Symptom Checker

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Bowel obstruction Treatments

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Stories from Users for Bowel obstruction

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Medications or substances causing Bowel obstruction:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Bowel obstruction as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Bowel obstruction:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Bowel obstruction as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Benztropine and Clozapine interaction
  • Apo-Benztropine and Clozapine interaction
  • Bensylate and Clozapine interaction
  • Cogentin and Clozapine interaction
  • PMS Benztropine and Clozapine interaction
  • Benztropine and Clozaril interaction
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Bowel obstruction: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Bowel obstruction may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bowel obstruction

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Bowel obstruction: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Bowel obstruction

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness (i.e. infectious...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other chronic...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases....read more »

Bowel obstruction: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Bowel obstruction

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Bowel obstruction: Related Rare Diseases

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Bowel obstruction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Bowel obstruction listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Bowel obstruction:

Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS toward the ANUS.
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Detailed list of causes of Bowel obstruction

The list below shows some of the causes of Bowel obstruction mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Bowel obstruction?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bowel obstruction. Of the 72 causes of Bowel obstruction that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 62 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bowel obstruction:

The following list of conditions have 'Bowel obstruction' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Bowel obstruction:

The following list of medical conditions have Bowel obstruction or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Bowel obstruction Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Bowel obstruction based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Bowel obstruction:

    Medical Conditions associated with Bowel obstruction:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Bowel obstruction:

    Diarrhea (2312 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Incontinence (359 causes), Urinary incontinence (289 causes), Bowel pain, Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Adhesions, Ascariasis, Bowel strangulation, Carcinoid tumours, Carcinoid syndrome, Chagas disease

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bowel obstruction

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