The Condition"...As a result, fluid, gas and intestinal contents accumulate and abdominal distention with nausea and vomiting occurs..."
obstruction of a part or parts of the intestinal tract
blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
a partial or complete blockage of the small or large intestine
a partial or complete blockage that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through the bowel
a state when the bowel stop propelling the stool
Blockage of the small or large intestine by tumor, inflammation or adhesions. Symptoms usually include crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention and constipation.
Blockage of the intestine by infolding (intussusception), malformation, tumor, digestive problems, a foreign body, or inflammation. Symptoms can include crampy abdominal pain, lack of ability to eliminate normal feces, and eventually shock. On examining the abdomen, the doctor may feel a mass. Abdominal X-rays may suggest intestinal obstruction, but a barium enema may be needed to show the actual cause. Treatment depends on the cause of the obstruction. See also: Intussusception.
a blockage of the small or large intestine that prevents the normal passage of intestinal contents, possibly caused by inflammation or scarring.
The Condition"...The wall of the small bowel contains layers of smooth muscle and the nerve supply to this smooth muscle is from both the parasympathetic (vagus nerve) and sympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system..."
The Condition"...Parasympathetic stimulation increases movement ( motility) through the lumen of the gut wall through pendular contractions and waves of peristalsis..."