FROM OUR EXPERTS
This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a condition in which there are symptoms of intestinal blockage without any physical signs of a blockage.
Primary intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Acute colonic ileus; Colonic pseudo-obstruction; Idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Ogilvie's syndrome; Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
In primary intestinal pseudo-obstruction, the small or large intestines lose their ability to contract and push food, stool, and air through the gastrointestinal tract.
The condition can occur suddenly (acute) or over time (chronic). It may occur at any age, but is most common in children and the elderly. Because the cause is unknown, it is also called idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (idiopathic means occurring without reason).
Risk factors include:
Having cerebral palsy or other nervous system (neurologic) disorders
Staying in bed for long p...
Alternative Names Intestinal necrosis; Ischemic bowel; Dead bowel; Dead gut Treatment Treatment usually requires surgery. The section of intestine that has died is removed, and the healthy remaining ends of bowel reconnected. In some cases, a colostomy or ileostomy is necessary. A blockage of arteries supplying the intestine is corrected if possible. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) Intestinal ischemia is a serious condition that can result in death if not treated promptly. The outlook depends on the cause. A good outcome may be achieved with prompt treatment. Complications Intestinal infarction may require a colostomy or ileostomy, either temporary or permanent. Peritonitis is common in such cases. Severe illness with fever and bloodstream infection ( sepsis ) can result. Calling your health care provider Call your health care provider if you have any severe abdominal pain.
If you have landed on this site it is quite likely that you either have IBD or many of the symptoms and are searching for answers. Part of the problem in obtaining an accurate diagnosis is that IBD can mimic many other diseases, making it harder to pinpoint exactly where the problem lies. Many women are misdiagnosed with things like "irritable bowel syndrome" or "spastic colon" before failed treatments lead them to additional testing. What if you have been through all of the testing, basic treatments and still have not found any answers? There may be one more illness that has very similar symptoms: intestinal endometriosis. The symptoms of intestinal endometriosis include: nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, increased gas, bloating, crampy abdominal pain, painful bowel movements, sharp stabbing rectal pain and rectal bleeding associated with menstrual periods. The problem is that it isn't always found during the standard GI testing. Endom...
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.