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    What causes constipation along with vomiting, stomach pain and bloating?

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am a caregiver for a 94 yr old male with a colonostomy. He is experiencing blockage inside with no fecal output. Started late last night and now he is vomiting. Pain around stoma area, bloating, pain (sometimes severe) in stomach area. The surgery was done 50 years ago. Has had this constipation problem previously, but without the vomiting. Administered Ex-Lax 3 times since 0600 yesterday with no output. Also 2 tabs of XXXXXXX XXXX.
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible Intestinal obstruction, advice to go to the ER

Detailed Answer:
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The symptoms he is experiencing is suggestive of Interstitial obstrustion,possibly due to scar tissue from previous surgery.
Stomach cramls,lack of output for past 12 hours warrants an emergency room visit.
Abdominal Xray/CT scan can confirm the diagnosis.
At the emergency room, they will stop oral intake of food/fluids, start an intravenous line ,nadogastric tube insertion and close monitoring of symptoms.If the symptoms do not resolve on its own or there is a complete obstruction then surgery will be necessary.

Please be advised to follow up with the nearest emergency room for appropriate management.

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