Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Blocked Bowels Evaluation

The evaluation of intestinal obstruction begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with intestinal obstruction may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate intestinal obstruction include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Blocked Bowels References
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