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Published: July, 2016 X
  • Treatment for a Blockage

    | Posted by Ernest Rehnke, M.D.

    There are several degrees of blockages which may include partial or complete, simple or complicated. Partial obstruction allows some liquid contents and gas to pass through the point of obstruction, whereas complete obstruction impedes passage of all bowel contents. Unlike simple obstruction, complicated obstruction indicates compromise of the circulation to a segment of bowel with resultant ischemia, infarction and possible perforation. Symptoms of a complete blockage usually include ...