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Could small intestine bowel obstruction refer to gallbladder attack?

Hi Dr. XXXXXXX,
MY QUESTION IS ; ' Ijust got out of the hospital because of small intestine bowel obstruction ,and when I arrived at the hospital via ambulance , the surgeon told me how lucky I was in , you would have died had you not come in .I suspected that I was having a gallbladder attack so I did not rush to the hospital , it had gone on for too long . had I not call 911 would I had died that night ?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Dec 2013
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Hi and thank you so much for trusting us with your health query.

I am so sorry to hear about this small bowel obstruction. They all present with abdominal pain. However, with small bowel obstruction you would have vomiting, absence of stools and the pains are often very severe. It may not be very clear to non professionals but it takes very little for a physician to make the difference.

I am happy that you are alive. whether you would have died or not is something we cannot speculate. Though late arrival to the hospital could see complications significantly increased, it cannot conclude that you would have died.

Please, always seek medical attention when sick. It is better to rather than to forgo and face severe complications later.

I hope you find this helpful. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and please do feel free to ask for clarifications or more information if need be.
Dr. Ditah, MD.
Answered: Sun, 22 Dec 2013
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