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Is bowel obstruction a serious condition?

Yes, all forms of bowel obstruction are a medical emergency and cannot be treated at home. Left untreated, some types of obstruction can prove fatal.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Gastroenteritis


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