What is Ileus?

Mechanical, dynamic, or adynamic obstruction of the intestines; may be accompanied by severe colicky pain, abdominal distention, vomiting, absence of passage of stool, and often fever and dehydration.

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I just brought my husband home from the ER where he was diagnosed after CT with ileus areas in his intestines. He has no infection, normal blood...

doctor1 MD

Ileus is partial or complete non mechanical blockage of small intestine / and or large intestine.
You are absolutely right that intestinal...

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my husband had surgery 4 weeks ago on a tumor that was removed from his kidney. He had some complications after surgery and came up with an ileus....

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Hi, welcome to HCM.
Looking to your husband's history, I would like to advise you to check for injury to pancreas.
Pancreatitis can raise S.lipase...

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81 y/o patient with a recent 3/1 hip replacement - post operative ileus did not resolve at extended care facility. Moved back to the hospital...

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