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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is surgical removal of a knot in the intestine normal?

I am curious. Back in 2005 my boyfriend complained continuously to a doctor about horrible stomach pain. The doctor never found anything. He blamed it on gas and other things. Not even 5 hours went by and he went to emergency room. The did a lot of tests. My boyfriend went home. The hospital called before he walked through the door. He had to go bad in for emergency surgery as his intestine was tied in a knot. This surgery resulted in 6 in being cut out. Now is that malpractice?
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Whenever stagulation occurs in the intestine; that part which supply by blood vessels can't provide oxygen and nutrition. It is an emergency condition and urgently operated with remove the dead intestinal part with strangulation removal.

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