Lower Abdominal Pain And Abdominal Radiograph Results Of Small Bowel Obstruction?
I want to ask, my sister was hospitalized with complaints of lower abdominal pain. The plain abdominalx revealed small bowel obstruction. But to my knowledge the signs and symptoms of constipation. But during this time, I have never complained about constipation, but there is no problem with digestion. How is that? Is it a bowel obstruction or other disease? And is this disease dangerous?
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints of pain in the lower abdomen can be caused by several factors, including:
Urinary tract infection
Inflammation of the bladder
Especially for women, it can be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, pregnancy outside the womb, endometriosis, ovarian cysts to cancer.
While intestinal obstruction itself is a blockage that occurs in the intestine. This condition can occur completely or partially (partially). Actually, if the obstruction is not total, complaints of constipation or difficulty in defecating may not appear because there is still food that can pass through the existing gaps, and the more pronounced complaint is the intermittent pain. This condition can be caused by various things such as hernias, hardening of the stool, cancer, and twisted bowel, and if not treated promptly, complications can occur that can endanger life.
In the case of your brother, it was actually very difficult for us to determine his condition without other information apart from complaints of lower abdominal pain and X-rays that tended to lead to obstruction. Apart from that, there is also a difference between the diagnosis and the photo reading results. The expert who reads the x-ray didn't see the patient, didn't see your sister. All he wrote in the reading was what he found on the photo of the stomach, and if what he found was an obstruction, that was what he said. But obstruction doesn't have to be the source of the problem. It is different if the diagnosis of intestinal obstruction is delivered by an internal medicine doctor. On the other hand, evidence is needed that there is no tendency in the other direction from physical examinations, blood tests, urine tests and so on.
So in essence, what you can do is give the test results to the doctor who asked for them to be combined with the previous examination and ask if it is true that obstruction is your brother's main problem or is there something else because so far your brother has not felt any complaints in the digestive area. . If that is what the internal medicine doctor said and you are still not sure, it is your brother's right to have himself checked with another doctor from the start in order to seek a second opinion.
If your brother does not want to seek a second opinion and agrees with the current doctor's opinion, and after undergoing treatment, the complaints still persist, return to the doctor for further evaluation of his condition. I wish your sister a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa