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What is Intestinal Obstruction?

Description of the disease

Intestinal obstruction is a condition in which an obstacle in the intestine hinders the normal passage of food and liquids. This is a serious condition that requires medical attention.


  • Mechanical obstruction
  • Functional obstruction


  • Abdominal pain
  • Absence of gas and stool
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating


The causes of intestinal obstruction can include tumors, inflammation, strictures, intussusception, and other factors. This condition can also be caused by postoperative complications.


Diagnostic methods include X-ray examination, ultrasound, computed tomography, and endoscopy.


Treatment of intestinal obstruction may include conservative methods such as medication and diet, or surgical intervention.


  • Proper nutrition
  • Promptly seeking medical attention for abdominal pain
  • Avoiding self-medication


Gastroenterologists or surgeons are involved in the treatment of intestinal obstruction.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.