What are the signs of a blocked bowel?
Intestinal obstruction causes a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- severe bloating.
- abdominal pain.
- decreased appetite.
- inability to pass gas or stool.
Can you still poop if you have a blockage?
A bowel obstruction is a blockage in the small or the large intestine. Someone with a full obstruction will find passing a stool or gas difficult, if not impossible. A partial obstruction can cause diarrhea.
How do you clear a bowel obstruction?
How to Help Clear an Intestinal Blockage –
Can a bowel obstruction clear on its own?
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.