Defination Intestinal obstruction is a blockage that keeps food or liquid from passing through your small intestine or large intestine (colon). Intestinal obstruction may be caused by fibrous bands of tissue in the abdomen (adhesions) which form after surgery, inflamed or infected pouches in your intestine (diverticulitis), hernias and tumors. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction include:Crampy abdominal pain that comes and goes, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas, Swelling of the abdomen (distention)
An intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency that requires prompt medical treatment. Don’t attempt to treat the problem at home. The appropriate treatment depends on the type of intestinal obstruction. Initially, a flexible tube may be passed through your nose or mouth to remove fluid and gas. This will relieve your abdominal swelling.
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