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Intestinal Obstruction

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An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.
Symptoms include

- Severe abdominal pain or cramping
- Vomiting
- Bloating
- Loud bowel sounds
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Inability to pass gas
- Constipation
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency.  It often requires surgery.