Constipation & Intestinal Obstruction - Knowledge is power in a doctor/patient relationship!!

From: Helen Dynda (
Sat Oct 16 22:46:11 1999

Here are web sites to some excellent articles about intestinal obstruction (bowel obstruction) and constipation. I encourage you to take some time (away from the Adhesions Forum) to read the information in the web sites, which I have listed below.

By actually reading information about bowel obstructions and constipation, you will be able to develop a better understanding of these two conditions and the problems they present for you. You will also learn why your surgeon is not very eager to do surgery when adhesions attach the intestines to other abdominal organs. The risks to the patient are just too great!!

** Small Bowel Obstruction - easy to read and easy to understand

** Postoperative Adhesive Intestinal Obstruction

** Bowel Obstruction, Large - scroll down and click: Bowel Obstruction, Large (Gastrointestinal category - near the top)

** Bowel Obstruction, Small

** Constipation

** Constipation, impaction, and bowel obstruction - for doctors and other health care professionals.

** Intestinal Obstruction - Alternative names: intestinal volvulus; ilius; paralytic ilius; bowel obstruction - easy to read and easy to understand

** Intestinal Obstruction - Self-Assessment for Intestinal Obstruction

** Links to Intestinal Obstruction Web Sites <

** Constipation, impaction, and bowel obstruction - Patient Summary

** Constipation

** Constipation - easy to read and easy to understand

** Intestinal Obstruction

You will feel and be empowered once you have decided to be receptive to learning about your medical condition. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER in a doctor/patient relationship!

The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is:
* To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *

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