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Who gets bowel obstruction?

Bowel obstructions can happen to anyone, but certain conditions can raise your risk, such as: previous abdominal or pelvic surgery; inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis; abdominal cancer, especially if a tumor has been removed and radiation therapy undergone, and; a previous history of swallowing foreign objects.

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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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