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What is bowel obstruction?

Bowel (intestinal) obstruction occurs when you have a complete or partial blockage of your bowel. The blockage stops liquids, solids and gas from passing through your small or large intestine.

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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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