Asked by: Regine Barkani
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

Can you have diarrhea with a bowel obstruction?

A partial obstruction can result in diarrhea, while a complete obstruction can result in an inability to pass gas or stool. Intestinal obstruction may also cause serious infection and inflammation of your abdominal cavity, known as peritonitis. It leads to fever and increasing abdominal pain.

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Likewise, can you have a bowel obstruction and still poop?

Most people affected by a bowel obstruction are unable to pass gas or have a bowel movement, and may have a swollen abdomen. Infrequent bowel movements or hard stools usually do not indicate obstruction. Bowel obstruction is nothing chronic — there's usually a very dramatic progression of symptoms.”

Furthermore, can you have diarrhea and constipation at the same time? Anybody can get diarrhea sometimes. The same goes for constipation. But if you get both of them often, you may have a type of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS causes digestive problems like cramping, belly pain, and bloating; and diarrhea, constipation, or both.

Similarly, you may ask, what are the signs of a blocked bowel?

Signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction include:

  • Crampy abdominal pain that comes and goes.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Constipation.
  • Vomiting.
  • Inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas.
  • Swelling of the abdomen.

Can a bowel obstruction go away by itself?

Most of the time, complete blockages require a stay in the hospital and possibly surgery. But if your bowel is only partly blocked, your doctor may tell you to wait until it clears on its own and you are able to pass gas and stool. You can also make some changes to keep your bowel from becoming blocked again.

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