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.